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Archive for May, 2004

The State of the World’s Newspapers

Monday, May 31st, 2004

Some one billion people worldwide read newspapers, according to a press release keyed to the World Press Trends published today by the World Association of Newspapers.
The survey finds, “Newspaper advertising revenues are finally on the upswing as the world economy rebounds, but global newspaper circulation is slightly down.” For more about circulation, advertising, free newspapers [...]

A European View of American Media

Monday, May 31st, 2004

Francisco Seoane in his study in Spain’s Galicia region.
Francisco Seoane, with the encouragement of the PJNet, began blogging this weekend at his new site: The Amazed Owl: A European View of the American Media Landscape.
Seoane lives in northern Spain and since he never has visited the states his impressions of America are dependent mostly upon [...]

Help 50 Papers Set Election Coverage Agenda

Sunday, May 30th, 2004

Want to have a real say in how 50 newspapers around the country set their election coverage agenda? Here is your chance, act now.
I received the following email from Ken Sands, Managing Editor of Online and New Media at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington. It was suppose to be to a few journalists and [...]

Citizen Notes New York Times Reporting Trend

Saturday, May 29th, 2004

A while back Dan Gillmor spoke of the postives of citizens watching-dogging reporters and the negatives of having a possible truth squad.
However, if not for citizen bloggers how would we have learned about this reporting trend by Adam Nagourney of The New York Times.
As the blogger notes, it might be just the way [...]

Understanding the Simpson’s Community Life

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Civic Mapping has been a big part of public journalism. So I was amused when I came across the project to map all of Springfield, the home of Homer Simpson and family.
Actually the website can be a fun way to fritter way some hours over the weekend. It even contains an extensive archive.