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Archive for February, 2007

Reuters Starts Africa Oriented Website

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Reuters launched a web site aimed at Africa today, with lots of citizen media input. Mark Glaser at MediaShift has details, plus an interview about citizen journalism with Reuters’ president, Chris Ahearn.
The Africa site wiil have its own citizen media connection, Glaser writes:
Many people believe the news media has barely scratched the surface of [...]

Scripps to Launch Interactive Home Design Site

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

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Scripps Networks pulled the curtain up on a new social network Monday, placing a bet that interior design enthusiasts who watch its HGTV cable network will want to form an online community. The site is called Rate My Room and it lets the TV audience connect online and discuss remodeling, budgets, and future [...]

Wall Street Has Noticed Gannett’s Changes

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Business Week Online has a story about Gannett’s new approaches, its big revamp and how Wall Street likes what it sees.
Which plays right into what Robert Picard advocates in his paper Journalism, Value Creation and the Future of News Organizations.
He writes:
Investors are … pressuring media companies for returns [...]

What’s An Unconference? See the Socon07 Video

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Get a feel for the atmosphere and hear the primary message of the SoCon07 unconference with this Amani Channel video below.

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About 200 people attended the unconference at Kennesaw State University, Feb. 9-10, 2007. To see what people are saying about SoCon07, and to link to more than 200 photos, visit the Technorati [...]

The Semantic Web: What You Need to Know

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

At our SoCon07 unconference the words Semantic Web started cropping up more than at any other conference I have attended. Perhaps it was just the people with whom I was talking to the most. World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, has been touting the Semantic Web since about 1999. In an early essay in Scientific [...]