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Archive for October, 2005

Create Your Own Online Worldwide TV Channel

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

New free tools are here for Mac users and will be available soon for Windows that will allow anyone to build a worldwide, or community based, Internet TV channel. This from a Boston Phoenix article :
WorcesterÂ’s Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF), a small cadre of young activists and programmers, … has developed an open-source, [...]

NYTimes Ombudsman Hears Public on Miller

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

The New York Times ombudsman has posted some comments he has been receiving from the public about the Judith Miller case. But in my mind, it is being done as if it were on paper 20 years ago. This is a digital age. It is a conversation. Get over the letter to the editor mentality [...]

Copy Editor As Peace Marcher Gets Suspended

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

If you were the editor, what would you do if a part-time copy editor attended the September peace march in Washington, D.C.? The St. Paul Pioneer Press suspended Tim Mahoney for three days and let him know that next time he would be fired.
Here is a part of a City Pages story:
He was suspended [...]

How to Improve Quality of Citizen Journalism

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Steve Outing at Editor & Publisher says a lot of the citizen journalism material is simply dull. Then he gives suggestions to editors on how to improve the quality of citizen journalism.
Here are some highlights of an article worth reading:
“If you don’t have a well-developed strategy to populate the site with content of interest [...]

Help Build The Make News, Make Money Wiki

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

This from the Online Journalism Review:
Forget what you might have heard: Journalists can earn money publishing online. We’ve started a wiki for OJR readers to share tips on how they do it.
It adds:
This article is designed to help journalists learn how to make extra money, or even a full-time wage, by publishing independently online. [...]