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Archive for May, 2005

Brainstorm on Citizen Journalism’s Future

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Jeff Jarvis has left Newhouse’s apparently to get closer to the citizen publishing movement. Dan Gillmor made the break from Mainstream Media earlier. Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, is thinking how to incorporate citizen journalism into what he does.
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Japanese Journalist Writes Civic Journalism Book

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Hideya Terashima, a reporter at Japan’s The Kahoku Shimpo, has a new book coming out in Japan entitled: “Civic Journalism Challenges: American Regional Newspapers Connecting Communities.” The book is in Japanese.

Terashima, who came to Kennesaw State University as a charter member of the Public Journalism Network (PJNet), writes:
I’m proud of it being the [...]

Niche Online Journalism in Georgia, Nothing New

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

A couple of weeks ago at BlogNashville, G. Patton “Pat” Hughes, the publisher of, sat down next me at dinner. I live in Cobb County, Georgia, and Paulding County is right next door. It is a little more rural, but also caught in the metro Atlanta population explosion.

As it happens, unbeknownst to me, Hughes [...]

Shafer in 2000: Journalism in Crisis, What Crisis?

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

In a few weeks, I will be going to Ecuador to give a public journalism workshop. In doing my research, I came across this quote by Jack Shafer, Slate media critic, who, back in 2000, taking a poke at Jay Rosen and public journalism, wrote:
…if Rosen really wants to frame his debate–and his call to [...]

Comments Get Nasty, Newspaper Pulls Plug

Friday, May 20th, 2005

This from Editor & Publisher:
When Comments Get Out of Hand, Pulls the Plug
The story begins:
So much for participatory journalism. The Ventura County Star in Ventura, Calif., announced today that it has shut off comments on its Web site because the tone of those comments had grown too vicious and incendiary.
In the beginning, [...]