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Archive for September, 2007

OffTheBus: Get Students Published Nationally

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Jay Rosen and the Huffington Post’s OffTheBus is a great way to get student work published nationally. Grayson Daughters, a student of life,  has helped produce a couple of grassroots videos –one Republican oriented, one Democratic oriented – for the project, and her work would give students an idea of one technical approach, albeit a fairly standard newscast format.
Students need not go [...]

News21– A Look at the Future of Journalism Education

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Mark Glaser at asked me to critique the student work at News21 2007, the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of  Journalism Education, as he did last year. Here is his story with some quotes from me, and my extended thoughts on News21 are below:
My first reaction to reading Faces of Faith in America was, my god, the central tenets [...]

Gannett CEO on Elements of Innovation, Success

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

In a staff memo on the success of USA Today and how it relates to the newspaper world today, Gannett CEO Craig Dubow writes:
 …innovation and transformation are all about: vision, hope, execution, pain, confusion, fear, failure, revision, excitement and then – only then – success.
He adds of the birth of USA Today 25 years ago:
…its [...]

Dear Candidate, May I Sleep at Your House?

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

The Swiss magazine L’Hebdo wanted to get up close and personal with its political candidates so has begun its Blog & Breakfast program where they send reporters and editors to spend a day with a candidates, including sleeping over at the candidates’ homes. Here is more from BusinessWeek online:
Every week, one of the editors, reporters, or [...]

Start a Book Reviewer Cooperative

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Hey, I should have mentioned it earlier. This is probably the last day of Representative Journalism being listed as one of MediaShift’s top five reads of the week. But I really think my post today about saving regional book reviewing is a winner. It plays off the Atlanta Journal-Constitution cutting its section and provides a business [...]