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How to Construct an Open Source News Story

Monday, November 27th, 2006

In Part VI of Jay Rosen Speaks, Rosen explains how an open source news story for Newassignment.net might be reported and written. The key is having a variety of contributors, while testing for veracity. Using a specific case, he explains how a possible Newassignment.net and BBC collaborative project on the integrity of elections worldwide might [...]

Oral History: CJR Interviews War Correspondents

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

The Columbia Journalism Review marks its 45th Anniversary with a remarkable piece of journalism centered on the Iraq war. The magazine interviews about 50 reporters who reported on the war. It’s an insiders’ view of the war, and for someone who has read hundreds of stories about the war, this piece is among the most [...]

Rosen Speaks: First Learn from Open Source

Friday, November 24th, 2006

In Part V of Jay Rosen speaks, he says that prior to starting Newassignment.net's first project, it is imperative to learn all there is about open source projects. So project 0.0 will be to report on previous open source projects and what can be learned from them. As an outgrowth of my First Monday paper [...]

Journalists’ Blog Attitude Annoys Rosen

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Jay Rosen Speaks — Part IV
Jay Rosen is annoyed, in fact, very annoyed by the mainstream journalists who think that blogging is only good for opinion writing. He hopes that newsassignment.net will remedy that kind of thinking.
This is Part IV of a series of edited segments from a talk Rosen gave at the Berkman [...]

Jay Rosen Asks Will Citizens Participate?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

"If you build it, they won't necessarily come."– Jay Rosen — Part III.
He explains why having the capacity to enable people to participate is no guarantee that they will. But low costs make it possible. He also talks about two lessons learned from Dan Gillmor, one positive and one not so positive.
This is Part [...]

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