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Archive for July, 2004

Be Your Own CNN

Sunday, July 25th, 2004

A while back I had an an embryonic idea of how citizens could join forces and create their own TV network. However, I was told that too much behind the scenes work is necessary to make it happen. But now Dan Gillmor and Howard Rheingold point me to this Drazen Pantic description of how anyone [...]

Gillmor: An OhMyNews Could Have USA Success

Sunday, July 25th, 2004

Dan Gillmor, of the San Jose Mercury, thinks something like South Korea’s participatory OhMyNews could succeed in the USA. He is quoted in a Guardian Unlimited online article about OhMyNews and its founder Oh Yeon Ho, saying, “I admire what Mr Oh and his colleagues have accomplished.”
“And while the conditions are different in the [...]

The Dangers of Blogging in China

Sunday, July 25th, 2004

I am a couple of days behind, but there is an excellent article in the Asia Times about the blogging movement in China, and how it is being controlled by the government.
At our Exploring the Fusion Power of Public and Participatory Journalism conference on Aug. 3 in Toronto, Rebecca McKinnon, formerly of CNN, [...]

Jay Rosen to Blog DNC, Then Attend Aug. 3 Conference

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

Jay Rosen, writer of PressThink and chair of the New York University journalism department, has press credentials to blog from the Democractic National Convention. See more Rosen comments here and here.
Then just a few days later he will be a panelist at our Exploring the Fusion Power of Public and Participatory Journalism conference, August 3, [...]

Best Selling Canadian Author Joins Aug. 3 Conference

Sunday, July 18th, 2004

Warren Kinsella, best selling Canadian author and popular Canadian blogger, will be a panelist at the Exploring the Fusion Power of Public and Participatory Journalism, August 3, 2004, Toronto.
His books include a national bestseller about organized racism, titled Web of Hate (HarperCollins, 1994, and republished in 1996 and 2001); a best-selling novel, Party Favours [...]