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Archive for November, 2004

NH Public Radio Focuses on Alcohol & Community

Monday, November 29th, 2004

As part of its three-year Project Health initiative, New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) launches its interactive Overlooking Alcohol, project addressing alcohol abuse in New Hampshire.
Earlier NHPR’s Project Health ran an interesting feature where you could click on various community members and find out which presidential candidate’s health plan would affect them the most.
The [...]

Want More Readers? Go Small, Go Loud–Maybe

Friday, November 26th, 2004

So you want more newspaper readers, maybe the way is to get brash and go tabloid. This from an article in Britain’s Globe and Mail:
The boundaries between tabloid and broadsheet have disappeared, and publishers around the world have watched the British newspaper industry learn that smaller is very often better.
The Times of London, the most [...]

Asia Times: OhMyNews Changing Media, Politics

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

A comprehensive Asia Times article about South Korea’s OhMyNews begins:
While South Korea’s journalists and political leaders have been debating how to reform Korean media for decades, the hot new OhmyNews website has paved the way for a new type of democratic journalism with its thousands of ‘Net citizens – netizens – as contributors. Readership [...]

Googlezon and Epic: Will They Be the Future

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

Here is the link to this cool little video containing a futuristic look at what might happen to big media, and here is the text I am picking up from Adrian Holovaty:
At a Poynter workshop I went to earlier this year, Robin Sloan and Matt Thompson did an incredibly cool and thought-provoking presentation about [...]

1995 Public Journalism Project Reaps Big Results

Saturday, November 20th, 2004

The Schools of Hope Literacy Project in Madison, Wisconsin, which began as a 1995 public journalism initiative, is reaping so many positive results in the schools that it will now be expaned into Preschools of Hope – to help younger children.
Wisconsin State Journal, which initiated the project with WISC-TV, writes in part:
Buoyed by rising reading [...]