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Archive for June, 2005

Citizen journalism and technology

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

One of my favorite blogs for staying up to date on interesting developments in new media is Poynter’s E-media Tidbits group blog. I’ve been struck the past few weeks by how much the content on the blog is now about citizen journalism. The convergence between new developments in technology and “grassroots journalism” as former tech [...]

Public and News Media: A Love, Hate Relationship

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

This is worth a read:
Pew Research Center survey has shown the public to be broadly critical of the press, yet still favorable in its overall view of news organizations themselves. In fact, the public has long been two-minded in its views of the news media ­ faulting the press in a variety of ways, [...]

Has Been to Korea and Has Seen Hi-Tech Future

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Clyde Bentley at the University of Missouri’s My Missourian visited Korea and OhMyNews and writes about what he saw. He writes in part:
The common wisdom among many Internet hands is that a glance at Korea will give one a good idea of what technology will look like in the United States in three to [...]

Vlogs As Amateur Travelogues and More

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

My wife Diana and I took a bike ride on the Greenways from Vienna to Prague. On our return I made a mini travelogue, plus I put together a little academic spoof.

These little two-minute vlogs are much more meaningful to me than just a simple slide show. Plus they help bring out the amateur [...]

International Forum for Citizen Journalists Begins

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

This from the Korea Times:
Citizen reporters from around the world who contribute to a local online newspaper will hold a forum in Seoul starting today to discuss the future potential of online journalism and citizen participatory journalism.
Organized by OhmyNews (, the first International Citizen Reporters’ Forum will take place until Sunday at the Convention and [...]