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Archive for August, 2005

Networking Will Make Great Cities Even Greater

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Steven Johnson, one of the more interesting thinkers of our time, has a wonderful column in Discover on why new digital technologies will not only help people out in the sticks communicate with each other, but will be even more powerful for folks in big cities.
He builds his argument around a new social networking [...]

Examples of the Citizen and civic journalism nexus

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Steve Outing, in an Editor & Publisher piece entitled Modernizing the Editorial Page, gives us great examples at the Dallas Morning News and Seattle Post-Intelligencer of where citizen journalism fulfills the civic journalism mission. His examples play into our continuing discussion about the intersection of civic and citizen journalism.
Here is part of what [...]

Civic Journalism Group Goals — Three Years Ago

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

In continuation of our discussion about the intersection of civic and citizen journalism, here is some historical perspective:
This from Sharon Iorio:
As required, the Civic Journalism Interest Group (CJIG) applied to AEJMC for Interest Group renewal in 2002 and was approved. You can read…for yourselves to see if you think the citizen aspect or [...]

Citizen Journalism Happening in France Too

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Eric Samson, a French news correspondent and professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, has been blogging regularly about public journalism at his Spanish language site Periodismo Público América Latina. I like the fact that I helped get him started. Anyway, he blogs about an article in the French Liberation that focuses on citizen journalism. [...]

J-Learning Offers Free Media Training for Citizens

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Jan Schaffer’s J-Lab, New Voices launches J-Learning, to help citizens produce their own media. Here is an explanation at its website:
J-Learning is a companion to J-Lab’s New Voices project. It is designed to help individuals, civic groups and school groups jumpstart their own community media projects. It offers basic training in Web site [...]