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Archive for December, 2004

Use New Avenues to End Journalism Death Spiral

Friday, December 24th, 2004

When Philip Meyer, holder of the Knight Chair in Journalism at the University of North Carolina, begins to suggest the end of traditional journalism, his words must be taken seriously. He grew up in the mainstream media and became a respected academic looking at the news media by using both quality and financial models. Now [...]

Greensboro’s Experiment in Open Source News

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

For the last week Jay Rosen at PressThink has been writing about the Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record’s push, in the words of one of the paper’s writers and bloggers Lex Alexander, to:
make the N&R’s Web presence a true online public square for Greensboro and Guilford County.
If you have ideas to help them accomplish [...]

Outing: What Journalists Can Learn from Blogging

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

I am a little late in coming to this, but Steve Outing at the Poynter Institute has an excellent primer on:
What Mainstream Journalists Can Learn From Bloggers
This is the first of two articles on what bloggers and traditional journalists can teach one another. Upcoming later this week: what bloggers can learn from mainstream journalists.

2004 Blogging Milestones and Predictions for 2005

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

There’s a nice 2004 blogger roundup story at Online Journalism Review by Mark Glaser.
Here is the intro headline:
2004 — the year bloggers made a difference, while hyperlocal citizen journalism made inroads. Our annual poll of colleagues, with Top 5 lists and predictions for ‘05.

Want Online Creativity: Look North to Canada

Sunday, December 19th, 2004

Last week I blogged about the CBC Radio 3 Magazine, this week’s issue is just as much fun and equally creative as last week’s. But while poking around there I came across 120 Seconds another CBC cooperative venture. It’s all about short movies, animation, fun reporting, much of it in an interactive format.
I [...]