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Archive for January, 2006

What’s Front Page News? Readers Help Decide

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

This from an AP story:
MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s second-largest newspaper is letting readers help decide what to put on its front page in an experiment designed to boost interest in the paper.
The Wisconsin State Journal is posting a poll on its Web site allowing readers every weekday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick [...]

Gillmor On Why His Citizen Media Project Faltered

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

This post on Dan Gillmor’s Bayosphere blog about why his citizen media project never took off as he had hoped it would. He has been a big advocate of citizen journalism, so read the piece, especially for its honesty.
He writes in part:
I learned some things last year, about media, about citizens, about [...]

Public Radio Invests in Commercial Citizen Media

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

I have written a lot about Minnesota Public Radio’s Public Insight Journalism, but not of its tie to a citizen-oriented commercial venture called Venture capitalists just stepped up to the plate to help fund with $6 million.
First a note, this gets complicated. Minnesota Public Radio falls under the American Public Media Group (APMG) [...]

Digital Radio The Coming Citizen Media Opportunity

Saturday, January 21st, 2006

If you have not been paying attention to digital or HD Radio, you should. It will revolutionize the way we listen to radio in the way cable TV revolutionized how way we watch television. It also will present many opportunities for niche programming, including, one would guess, citizen journalism or citizen media in general.
With [...]

MPR Inserts Public Insight Journalism into News

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) will launch a new project “‘Prescription for Change,” to examine major changes to employee health insurance plans, and uses Public Insight Journalism and an online simulation to help its audience understand the issue.
First MPR’s description of Public Insight Journalism from its own press release:
“…the Minnesota Public Radio model recognizes the [...]