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Archive for July, 2007

Have Your Next Confence at a Comfort Inn

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Tonight I am staying in a Fairfield Inn, a Mariott hotel. The wireless is totally free as it would be a the $89 a night Comfort Inn down the road. In a week, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is having its annual conference at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel and the [...]

Give FaceBook Forum a Try

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Bill Densmore in anticipation of our Journalism that Matters conference on August 7-8 in Washington, D.C. has advanced three questions at Facebook’s Journalists and Facebook group. They fall under the discussion: Journalism That Matters: Three essential elements. Here are the questions:

1) How does a community support journalism at a time when traditional newspaper-generated revenue is [...]

Journalism and FaceBook Linking People, Ideas

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Pat Walters has an interesting article at Poynter online entitled: Facebook: What’s In It For Journalists? I especially like how he helped established a FaceBook page, Journalists and Facebook, and allowed anyone to provide editorial comments before the Poynter article was written. Also the story linked to good ideas from people like Jeff Jarvis who [...]

19% of online video viewers prefer amateur work

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

This from a Pew Internet & American Life Project press release:

Fifty-seven percent of online adults have used the internet to watch or download video, and 19% do so on a typical day. Three-quarters of broadband users (74%) who enjoy high-speed connections at both home and work watch or download video online.

Knight Foundation Annual Report Downloadable

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation 2006 annual report is online and download. Since the foundation is pushing for journalism change, it provides a reader a sense of the foundation’s priorities. The second round of the foundation’s Knight News Challenge is also up and running. Here is the pitch:

Knight Foundation has launched year [...]