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Archive for September, 2007

Is a Local Only Editorial Policy Smart?

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

I received an email from the folks at Minnesota Monitor about the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s new local only editorial policy. Here is the thrust of the policy in a memo from the publisher Chris Harte:
I see the need for our editorial pages, like the rest of the newspaper, to concentrate more heavily than ever on local, state and regional issues. [...]

Wikimania 2008, Four Bidders Include Atlanta

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

The officials bids are in for Wikimania 2008, and Atlanta is one of four possible choices. The PJNet will be helping host a day devoted to Citizen Journalism, if Atlanta gets the bid. Final choice by the jury will be made on October 6. The other cities with bids include: Alexandria  | Atlanta |  Cape Town  |   Toronto

Time to Take a Stand for Free Speech

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Some of you might have noticed that today I have taken a rather strong stand on protecting free speech. Here are the two headlines that reflect my feelings:
Let’s start first with my Op-Ed piece today that was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Congress can’t muzzle free speech: Condemning Petraeus critics, lawmakers ignore Constitution
The second is my [...]

Making Local Journalists National Stars

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Over at the Representative Journalism site, I posted a model on how a hyperlocal journalist could also be, or, in fact, could be mandated to be a national or international star. Don’t feel like reading about it, then watch the the video below or better yet, watch the video and read the post for more [...]

Jay Harris Gives First Cole Campbell Democarcy Talk

Friday, September 21st, 2007

This from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno: is the place where you can find information about the passions and beliefs held dear by Cole C. Campbell concerning the role of journalism and journalists in our democracy.
To honor and further Cole’s ideas, we have established the Cole C. Campbell Dialogue on [...]