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Archive for August, 2004

One Minnesota Columnist Makes the Global Local

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

A while back I spoke of Chris Waddle’s ideas for making the global local. Here is what Doug McGill from Rochester, Minnesota, is doing with his The McGill Report: Media for Global Citizens.
To get a flavor of what he does see his The Price of Tea in China and Minnesota below, but first read [...]

Overholser: Internet Forcing More Press Introspection

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004

Tim Porter at First Draft points us to a Christian Science Monitor article about the press’s new efforts at self examination in which Geneva Overholser, faculty member at the Missouri School of Journalism, tells a reporter:
The Internet gives critics a louder voice than they had in the past, when they needed access to a [...]

Is Webblogging a Useful Journalism Teaching Tool?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004

Kim E. Pearson, professor at The College of New Jersey, has built a poster webpage that seeks to answer the questions: Is “Weblogging” a Useful Way for Student Journalists to Improve Beat Reporting Skills?
She says in an email: Please note that the blogging poster is very much a work in progress. I have a [...]

Paper Uses Social Networks to Confront Hurricane Aftermath

Tuesday, August 24th, 2004

Howard I. Finberg’s Poynter Institute online article Hurricane Aftermath: A Community Network shows how one newspaper is using online social networking to help its community deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Charley. He writes in part:
…Fort Myers, FL, News-Press’ Web site is using the power of the network to provide unique and valuable services [...]

How Much Newsroom Diversity Is Enough?

Monday, August 23rd, 2004

Here is how Dawn Garcia starts out an excellent Mercury News opinion piece on the need for more newsroom diversity:
Immigration reform. Filipino veterans’ benefits. American Indian sovereignty. The civil rights of American Muslims and the voting rights of African-Americans.
Have you heard the U.S. presidential candidates mention any of these topics lately?
Not likely. Why [...]