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Archive for November, 2006

News Trust Open to Public, Rate the News

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Ever feel like you should understand something, but you don’t? That’s my problem with NewsTrust. Its advisory board is filled with great thinkers, so it must be right. After all, what could be wrong with a site that says:

We’re happy to introduce NewsTrust, our next-generation social news network. We’re an online community of citizens who [...]

Billionaire Wants to Buy New York Times

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

This at the Poynter site:

CNBC exclusive: CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino says Hank Greenberg and another unnamed billionaire are interested in buying the New York Times Company.

The story says it is unlikely, but it is worth watching.
Here is an update from Romenesko:

From MARK CORALLO, Corallo Media Strategies: Statement of Mark Corallo, spokesman for Maurice “Hank” Greenberg:“Mr. Greenberg [...]

An Overview of Election Night 2006 News Coverage

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

I just read the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s rather tepid report: Election Night 2006–An Evening in the Life of the American Media.
Here is the conclusion:

The media environment has probably changed in attitude more than it has in action. News organizations recognize that the Internet-with all its potential-is the future. But most of the sites [...]

BBC Launches User-Generated Show

Monday, November 27th, 2006

This from

BBC News 24 has launched a news programme based entirely on user-generated material.Your News, which began a pilot run on Saturday, will feature stories, features and video proving most popular with viewers on TV and the internet.

Technorati : BBC, citizen journalism : BBC, citizen journalism

Pew: Internet Reigns in Citizen Science Research

Monday, November 27th, 2006

I am a little late on two recent Pew Internet & Society reports one on podcast downloading and the other entitled “The Internet as a Resource for News and Information about Science.”
Here is the key information on podcast downloading:

Some 12% of internet users say they have downloaded a podcast so they can listen to it [...]