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Archive for October, 2007

Public Journalism Ideals Can Help 2008 Election Coverage

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

When Charlotte Grimes took an in-depth look at Public Journalism back in 1999, she wrote:
The defining event for civic journalism is usually pinned to the 1988 presidential campaign, with its fixation on horse-race polls and focus on Gary Hart’s adultery, George Bush’s visits to flag factories and Willie Horton ads, and Michael Dukakis’ ride in [...]

CNN to Teach Journalism in Second Life

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

This from MediaWeek:
As news organizations slash budgets and scale back bureaus, CNN is expanding—except not in real life.
In the week of Nov. 5, the news giant is set to open a news-gathering outpost in Second Life. And unlike news service Reuters, which embedded a real reporter in the online virtual world last year, CNN will [...]

If You Build It, They May Not Come

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Jay Rosen has been saying it for a while, now you can hear it again in a New York Times article quoting Robin Sloan, an online product strategist for Al Gore’s Current.Tv: 
“If you build it, they will not necessarily come. We have, a number of times, assumed that if we built the Web architecture for citizen [...]

Mercury News, Business Week Behind Curve

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

I just finished reading the Business Week article about the continuing slide of the San Jose Mercury News. Obviously the Mercury News is behind the technology curve, although it had a chance to get ahead of it. It’s an okay article, but we don’t need another postmortem, we need publications with the resources like Business Week to [...]

Nokia, Reuters Try Mobile Journalism Experiment

Friday, October 26th, 2007

   Over the last few months, I have bumped into several people at conferences testing as a freebie the Nokia N95, which is a combination 5 pixel camera, cellphone, video camera, GPS and more all combined into a wallet-sized package. Apparently Reuters and Nokia have been testing the N95 all summer and blogging about it at  Reuters Mobile [...]