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Archive for September, 2006

Citizen Journalism: After Coup News Fades

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

This from CBS’s Public Eye:

What if you held a military coup and nobody cared enough to cover it? Call in the citizen journalists, of course. While the story received less play at some media outlets than others on Tuesday and Wednesday, by this morning, the military takeover of the government in Thailand has pretty much [...]

Atlanta Bloggers Topic: Reinventing Journalism

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

I am moderating a discussion on reinventing journalism with the Atlanta Media Bloggers Association tomorrow night, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 at 7. Everyone is invited. We will basically sit around and have an open discussion. The formal topic is: Reinventing Journalism: A Do It Yourself Guide For Independents or for Mainstream Media.
Such a discussion might [...]

Reuters Gives $100,000 to Rosen’s NewAssignment.Net

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Jay Rosen, a founder of the public journalism movement and now a pioneer in the pro-am journalism movement, gets a $100,000 from Rueters to further test his concept.
This in part from his PressThink post:

Today I am announcing at Comment is Free and PressThink that Reuters is giving $100,000 to NewAssignment.Net. That’s the experiment I [...]

Global Voices Wins $10,000 Batten Award

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Congratulations to Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman, the co-founders of Global Voices Online, which received the $10,000 Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism. Here is the full press release, which states in part:

Global Voices Online, a web site about how news affects daily life and conversations in more than 130 countries, is this year’s $10,000 [...]

Knight Starts $5 Million News Innovation Contest

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Got a new innovative online journalism idea, the Knight Foundation has $5 million to help get it started. Here is information at its website:

Turn the web on its head. Show us how online news can help people improve their lives and shape their communities.
Knight Foundation is seeking new ideas, pilot projects, commercial products and leadership [...]