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Archive for January, 2005

Neither Sleet, Nor Ice: My Atlanta Ice Storm Journal

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Just a tad cold for Georgia — The Marietta Town Square
As far as ice storms go this one is fairly tame, at least as of noon in Marietta, Georgia. On the day my wife and I were married back in December 9, 1972 in Hamden, Connecticut—-now that was an ice storm. You could hardly walk [...]

Atlanta Slips and Slides Into Citizen Journalism

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Last night when I heard an ice storm was about to hit the Atlanta metro region, I charged my digital camera battery so it would be ready. I wanted to find a public site and post some photos.
Well, the Atlanta Journal Constitution has set up a link on its home page to send photos [...]

Sorry Jack Shafer the Public Is Not Going Away

Friday, January 28th, 2005

It wasn’t too long ago that Jack Shafer, Slate’s media critic, was declaring public journalism dead. Of course, we public journalists were put on the defensive, and I wrote a piece for the Columbia Journalism Review, saying we were very much alive.
Now Shafer is going after bloggers, but in a different way. He has [...]

Citizen, online journalism and media economics

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Poynter Online has two articles on the problems and potentials that newspapers face in making economics work in this new era of citizen journalism and online news.

Thoughts from Harvard on Blogs and Journalism

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Dan Gillmor:
We’re not close to figuring out the business model either for tomorrow’s citizen journalists or today’s mass media as they make the transition to what’s coming. But we’d better, or society is the loser.
That quote is from a three-part series at Jay Rosen’s site on what participants learned at the Blogging, Journalism [...]