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Archive for May, 2005

Pruitt: Niche Products Key to News Online Success

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Gary Pruitt, McClatchy CEO, tells the Wall Street Journal:
In many ways tailored niche products will be the key to newspapers success online, because more targeted online offerings can supplement the mass reach of the print product. As we learn more about our online users through registration, we are able to tailor content to their [...]

Newsweek, Credibility and Anonymous Sources

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

This past week has generated plenty of discussion about Newsweek’s anonymous source, Koran, toilet flushing statement and retraction. Here are good places to get reflective overviews: PressThink, First Draft here and here, and Romenesko throughout the week.

Vlogs: Having Fun While Making News or Gifts

Wednesday, May 18th, 2005

I have been experimenting with my little Canon Powershot SD100 digital camera to do Vlogs mostly as video gifts. But I have been thinking of turning more to news, but that will come later.
My latest is a Vlog of my niece’s wedding shot this past weekend in Gaffney, South Carolina. I composed the [...]

Bill Moyers Touches on Civic Journalism’s Essence

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Bill Moyers, in a recent speech where he defends his stint at PBS’s Now, talks for one short period about what is the heart of public journalism, without mentioning the words “public or civic journalism.” He says:
I had been deeply impressed by studies published in two leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals by a team of [...]

Local Newspaper Praises Andrea Frantz’s Work

Monday, May 16th, 2005

Andrea Breemer Frantz, co-chair of the AEJMC’s Civic Journalism Interest Group (CJIG), is profiled in a Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Times-Leader story with a headline reading: Encouraging involvement: University professor inspires her students to strive to be good citizens and good journalists.
An extended story about her work with 8th graders in Wilkes-Barre is in the current, spring [...]