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Archive for July, 2006

Wall Street Journal’s Moguls of New Media

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

The Wall Street Journal runs a story with the subhead:

Some of the Web’s amateur entertainers are becoming powerful players.

They have a fairly interesting line-up including:

The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments: What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500 Mentos mints? It’s amazing and completely insane.

Actually it really is. They [...]

Current.TV Wants to Buy Your Videos

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Al Gore’s Current.TV is pushing a program called Current Journalism. Its promo says:

Think that traditional news media is missing the mark? Think you can do a better job? Here’s your chance. Become a part of the Current Journalism program and help redefine news and how it’s told.

Payments for pieces used on TV start at $500.
In [...]

Former Wonkette Named Washington Editor

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Here is an excellent measure of the power the blogosphere is having on Mainstream Media. Ad Age reports: seems ready to embrace its inner snark. Wonkette alum Ana Marie Cox, who joined the magazine this past March as a contributing writer, has been named Washington editor of Her appointment is effective July 31.

“While I’m [...]

Are College News Editors Ready for Digital Age?

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Yesterday I gave a talk to some 50 college student newspaper editors and managers about Reinventing Newspapers. Most had not heard of citizen journalism projects like OhmyNews, Northwest Voice or MyMissourian. The editors, from small colleges to major universities, were at the annual Management Seminar for College Newspaper Editors hosted by Cox Institute for Newspaper [...]

MacArthur Foundation Funding Participatory Journalism

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced $1.4 million in funding for Link Media, Inc.and, but a key paragraph in the press release for readers is:

In recent years, tools such as podcasts, streaming video, and blogs have begun to allow unprecedented access to news and information. These new technologies encourage participatory [...]