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Archive for June, 2004

New PJ Educators Discussion Group

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

In an effort to start a broader conversation on the issues journalism educators face as they try to apply a civic focus into existing courses (or create new courses dedicated to the practice of civic journalism), I have initated a new online discussion group via Yahoo Groups: Public Journalism Educators.
For those interested in the educational [...]

Let the List Blog Your Mind

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

I just found this article titled Meet Joe Blog: Why are more and more people getting their news from amateur websites called blogs? by Time magazine book critic (and author of the new computer-games thriller Codex) Lev Grossman.
It lists the hottest blogs. Lap it up while it lasts — before the article [...]

Hello Audio Blog, Goodbye Broadcasting

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

Hello, all. This an intro to my first audio blog (see the MP3 link below). I am not sure of its future uses. However, I do know this takes all the timing advantage away from the big broadcast companies. Here right now, just as Alexander Graham Bell changed everything, so will this and so will [...]

Participatory Journalism, an Institution of Civil Society

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

Participatory journalism seems to be back in fashion after many years of an exile imposed by powerful media corporations. It’s a tremendous comeback, given its potential impact on the meaning of democracy.
For some 2500 years now, political scientists have found it hard to converge on a crisp definition of democracy, even though they [...] Flooded with Hyperlocal Journalism

Saturday, June 12th, 2004

Photo by Griff Wigley
When the flood waters began rising late this week in Northfield, Minnesota, Griff Wigley, who runs the community oriented site, took digital camera in hand and ran to the river. See his two plus days of coverage.
The word got out and he says visits to his weblog spiked because it [...]