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Archive for July, 2005

Vlog: Ode to Ecuador

Friday, July 29th, 2005

My public journalism workshops in Ecuador are paying off with nice dividends in Ecuador. One group is already considering using my advice on making Vlogs to have Ecuadorian women tell their own stories. Other groups are seeking to put together a national election project and as I mentioned earlier Eric Samson has set up a [...]

$10,000 Batten Award Interactive Finalists Named

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

The J-Lab at the University of Maryland, announced the finalists for the $10,000 Batten Award, “honoring them for setting new standards for interactive journalism, advancing creativity in digital storytelling and recalibrating the role that news organizations play in their communities.”
The press release provides this information about the finalists:
•The View, Interactive Magazine Online (IMOL)
A [...]

Blogging for Human Rights in Ecuador

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Sometimes things are just meant to be. As is my introduction to you of Gustavo Pérez Ramírez, a human rights columnist for La Hora in Quito, Ecuador, and now, thanks to some interesting circumstances, a human rights blogger.
Recently I was in Ecuador giving public and citizen journalism workshops. My son was visiting and he [...]

Schell: Journalism Ideals Weaker Than Ever

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Over at Jay Rosen’s PressThink, Orville Schell, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California-Berkeley, writes in part:
the role and acceptance by our state of the media as a legitimate and necessary institution is weaker now than ever before.
He prefaced that remark by saying:
there are haunting similarities between the [...]

Latin American Public Journalism Blog Started

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Eric Samson, a journalist and professor at La Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, launched a blog centered around public and citizen journalism in Latin America. The blog still needs a little fine tuning, but the information is there and Samson says he is dedicated to making it a vital resource for Latin America [...]