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Archive for November, 2005

A Blogger’s Thanksgiving Message

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

Here is a message I am going to share with my family at our Thanksgiving table. They will all moan and groan, and call it sappy, but it I believe it; so, here it is:
On this Thanksgiving, of course, our first task is to give thanks. We don’t know what will happen in the next [...]

Pajamas Media? Why Not Flip-Flop Media?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

After the new blogging colony Open Source Media got in a bit of trouble over Trademark issues and criticism over their use of the word Open Source in a rather closed environment, they got a little wobbly on their name choice and reverted back to their original name Pajamas Media.
All of which might fall [...]

How We All Can Help Reinvent Quality Journalism

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Even the slightly critical responses to my earlier Romenesko letter Wanted: Stories on how to save good journalism demonstrate that collective action by academics, critics, the industry, journalists and citizens can produce “ideas for the future of journalism that will guarantee its rightful place in a functioning democracy.”
In open source software development, someone comes [...]

Sell Knight-Ridder Papers Back to Communities

Monday, November 21st, 2005

The other day I wrote an open letter to Romenesko saying that too many people are critiquing the news industry without providing ideas to save it. Jay Rosen has come up with an idea.
At the Huffington Post he writes in part:
Here is my own solution: a community buyback plan, explained in these eleven [...]

Perversion of Words The Commons, Open Source

Monday, November 21st, 2005

When I learned that the new blogging colony Open Source Media, was not open source, at least not in the spirit of the Creative Commons, it got me thinking of a place called the Commons in Marietta, Georgia. It’s a nice little development patterned after a colonial commons, with brick townhouses surrounding an open green. [...]