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Archive for November, 2005

Study: Internet Enhances Civic Engagement

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

A study by University of Wisconsin journalism professor Dhavan Shah, published in the October edition of the journal Communication Research, concludes that the Internet can rival the effects of newspapers in spurring citizens to action, according to a university press release, which states in part:
Use of the Internet as a resource and a [...]

NPR Reporter Frets about Media’s China Coverage

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

In this Leonard Witt IM Interview, Rob Gifford, NPR’s China correspondent from 1999-2005, talks about the US news media’s coverage of China and tells what worries him most. The interview grew out of a lecture and a seminar he recently gave at Kennesaw State University’s Year of China lecture series.
Leonard Witt: Hi Rob: [...]

Craig Newmark’s Wake Up Call Comments

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, is back in the news with his comments about closing in on helping launch a citizen journalism site.
Earlier this year, he was an attendee at our Wake Up Call conference in San Antonio, where he talks on two videos both available on the Final Report page, and he [...]

Newmark: His New Project Will Save News Jobs

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Craigslist founded Craig Newmark responds to media reports that he will be launching his new citizen journalism site in less than three months, by writing:
It’s intended to complement, preserve, and grow existing media.
He adds:
I’m working with some folks on technologies that promise to help people find the most trusted versions of the more important [...]

Journawiki: Place to Share Citizen Journalism Ideas

Friday, November 25th, 2005

This from Maurreen Skowran, copy editor at The News & Observer, in Raleigh, N.C.:
I read your Nov. 22 post, “How We All Can Help Reinvent Quality Journalism.” You asked, “Where will this collective, open source, idea programming for a reinvented journalism take place?”
I’d like to invite you and anyone interested to Journawiki, [...]