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Archive for November, 2007

NYTimes: All the News thats Fit to Print, Archive, Digitize…..

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Maybe it’s been around for a while, but I noticed a most telling house ad in The New York Times hard copy today. It reads: All the news that’s fit to print. stream. archive. digitize. e-mail. personalize. broadcast. blog. feed. debate. click. … 

Who Owns Citizen Journalism? I do

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

There is a lot of buzz on the Internet about the demise of Citizen Journalism. Too bad because if it dies, I am out $20 a year. You see, I own Try it, see where it takes you. Maybe I should capitalize on it before it dies completely. I also own, com and [...] gets $450,000 MacArthur Grant

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Fabrice Florin’s receives a $450,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  The site’s About section  introduction says: helps people find good journalism online. Our web review tools let you rate the news based on journalistic quality, not just popularity. Based on member ratings, we feature a daily selection of top [...]

Steve Outing: Learning from Failure

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Editor & Publisher columnist Steve Outing, who recently closed down his own start-up the Enthusiast Group, explains what went wrong and why. He writes in part:
I feel like I have learned — the hard way — some truths about grassroots content and online community.
One lesson:
building a business on a core of user-submitted content is tough….In [...]

Call for Web Journalism, Citizenship Book Chapters

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

I received the following email request:
Garrett Monaghan and Sean Tunney, editors of the forthcoming book, Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship? (to be published by Sussex Academic Press) are pleased to invite proposals for additional chapters.
This book will debate the routine claim that the traditional flow of information from media to citizen is being [...]