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Archive for May, 2007

Lesson from Thomson Co. : Bad Journalism Hurts Readership

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

With each day I continue to be befuddled why the Thomson Co. buyout of Reuters gets so little critical coverage and Rupert Murdoch gets scolded, as he should, repeatedly for trying to take over the Wall Street Journal.
For those who are interested, here is another look back to when the Thomson family was in the [...]

Civic Media or Citizen Journalism? A $5-Million Question

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Will the phrase Civic Media displace We Media, Citizen Journalism, Networked Journalism, Open-Source Journalism, Pro-Am Journalism, Participatory Journalism in the search to get just the right phrase for the changes rocking established journalism? The answer: maybe to very likely. Civic Media now has the power of $5 million behind it. As you probably know, MIT’s [...]

No TV for a Week, Learning about the Internet

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Ad Age editor at large Matthew Creamer stopped watching TV for a week to see how much interesting TV or video content he could find on the Internet. He provides insights into what he learned during that week on a six-minute video. Biggest insight is that YouTube has captured the wisdom of the crowds and [...]

Would Audience Ownership of Newspapers Work?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Chris Daly’s recent blog about the possibility of audience ownership of newspaper like the New York Times is getting a fair amount of play around the blogosphere. It looks like cooperative ownership will be one topic at the Journalism that Matters DC session on August 7-8, 2007 at George Washington University. The PJNet via my [...]

Team Watchdog: Civic Journalism in Florida

Monday, May 28th, 2007

As phrases such as We Media, Citizen Journalism, Pro-Am Journalism have dominated the journalism change lexicon, you don’t see the world civic or public journalism used very often at newspapers, but here it is from Southwest Florida:

The News-Press and have launched a civic journalism project, calling upon an extensive resource in our community – [...]