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Archive for January, 2008

Mother Jones Citizen Journalism Critique Flawed

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Adam Weinstein, in the January/February 2008 Issue of Mother Jones, writes about the dangers of citizen journalism  with his central warning being that “…newspapers may be taken in by crackpots and sly marketers…”
However, if you are one of the many serious thinkers who believe citizen journalism has merit,  you would be left with the impression that Weinstein himself is [...]

Take a Photo a Day, Join Project 365

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

When I first met Stephanie Roberts at a party hosted by James Harris of Elemental Interactive, she was carrying a camera. She will be at our SoCon08 conference and at the conference’s social networking site, I learned she is involved in Project 365, where people commit to shooting and, eventually, posting one photo every day. [...]

Confessions, Already, of an MTV Citizen Journalist

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Shelby Highsmith is Georgia’s MTV citizen journalist. He provides a little tell-all of what his training was like, and, hey, look what they provided for his backpack journalism:
There’s the Canon SD1000 for stills (the same model I already carry everywhere); a nice Panasonic 3-chip camcorder (consumer, not pro-sumer…we need to remain portable, you know); shotgun [...]

Ga. Tech Conference for Computer Geeks, Journalists

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Georgia Tech is hosting a Symposium on Computation and Journalism February 22-23, 2008. One of the keynote speakers is Michael Skoler from my former employer Minnesota Public Radio. He’ll be talking about Public Insight Journalism; the other keynoter is Krishna Bharat, principal scientist at Google and creator of Google News. Sounds like a fantastic combination.
I will be moderating [...]

SoCon08 Now at 100 Registrants

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

With about three weeks to go, we now have 100 registrants for SoCon08the Southeast’s top social media, social networking and Web 2.0, unconference. I will be updating our participant list later today.
The cost of attending Friday night’s big networking dinner is about to jump because we will soon reach the limit of subsidized spots. Pay $28 now or $48 later. So sign [...]