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Archive for November, 2007

Georgia Porkbusters Scores TV News Spot

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Grayson Daughters points us to an example of citizen journalism in action, but in an email to me says the TV station probably never recognized it as citizen journalism. Georgia Porkbusters is an outgrowth of a Glenn Reynolds of InstaPundit idea. Citizens help out legislators who are placing earmarks into legislation. Jason Pye started collecting [...]

Howard Rheingold Disappointed by Jurgen Habermas

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Howard Rheingold attended a Jurgen Habermas lecture recently and walked away very disappointed. For the uninitiated Habermas’s concept of the public sphere is part of the philosophical underpinnings of the public journalism movement. Habermas also deeply affected Rheingold, who writes in his blog post:
When I wrote The Virtual Community in 1992, the most important question to me [...]

Are Great Feature Writing Specialists in Danger?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

I hope you have been among the 1,600 people who have been watching the discussion that has grown around my post: Journalism Wants Pitcher to Be the Catcher Too. Here’s a key question: Can you be a great reporter/writer with no interest in multi-media skills and still get a newsroom job?
Here is one opinion from  Prescott Shibles:
I would even venture to [...]

Rob Curley Replies to PJNet Pitcher as Catcher Post

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Yesterday I wrote a post about recent college graduates who only want to be print writers. My post, Journalism Wants Pitcher to Be the Catcher Too, referenced Rob Curley,  who is one of the true gurus of the relationship of digital media and news and also the vice president of product development at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive. He has a [...]

Journalism Wants Pitcher to Be the Catcher Too

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Anyone who reads this blog knows that I am truly an advocate of web journalism with all the multimedia skills it entails. However, there are a flood of new posts and speeches coming from the likes of Rob Curley, Doug Fisher, Brian Murley. Paul Conley, and Howard Owens, which almost disparage young graduates who say they [...]