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Archive for December, 2004

Fulton: Journalists Make People Feel Unimportant

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

At our Fusion Power conference, Mary Lou Fulton talked about the Northwest Voice, a participatory journalism newspaper project, and said if someone wants to submit a story about a little girl selling lemonade to fight MS, why not find a place for it to run. Here’s her logic:
I think one of the things that [...]

Fortune Mag: Can’t Escape Blogs

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

Still run into people who are not sure what a blog is or does? Send them to this Fortune article entitled: Why There’s No Escaping the Blog

Bloggers and Tsunami: But Is It Journalism?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

So the New York Times runs a story about the tsunami and bloggers and, of course, must ask: But Is It Journalism?
The answer from Xeni Jardin, one of the four co-editors of, is:
…people online often argued about whether blogs would replace mainstream media. The question is as meaningless, she said, as asking “will [...]

People’s Legislators to Gather in Wisconsin

Monday, December 27th, 2004

An interesting development is Wisconsin. Worried that lobbyists out number legislators, people from all parts and parties in Wisconsin are invited to set their own agenda at the first “People’s Legislature” on January 4, 2005.
This from the Madison Wiconsin Capitol Times:
Already nearly 500 people have registered for the daylong event – it [...]

Training to Help Local TV Stations Think Globally

Monday, December 27th, 2004

The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation, based on findings of a just released study, will soon be providing TV stations training on how to make local news global and global news local.
The study concludes in part:
We have learned that global perspective coverage can be presented at nominal cost. It does not require international travel, [...]