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Archive for June, 2008

Need Journalism Funds, See a Community Foundation Now

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Starting now community foundations can begin to apply for the five-year, $24-million Knight Community Information Challenge. So maybe if you, as a local citizen journalist, have an idea that could use funding this might be a very good time to drop by and see your local community foundation, which might not have a clue and [...]

Big Think Videos, Easy for Citizens to Duplicate

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Big Think has taken a video camera and interviewed hundreds of experts, just a straight on head shot in the tradition of Errol Morris. Even the Washington Post has started to pick them up for its web pages.
It is a simple kind of journalism that any citizen can do and because they are straight-on [...]

Stony Brook Dean on Teaching Journalism Literacy

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Howard Schneider is talking about how he teaches news literacy to all students not just journalism students at Stony Brook. It is excellent presentation and worth watching now as a livestream, but will be archived and worth listening to by anyone interested in the future of journalism.
Here is more about him from the Sharing the News program at [...]

Livestreaming: New England News Forum Sharing News

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

I am in Lowell, Mass. for the:
New England News Forum and the law firm of Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye, LLP present a unique, one-day workshop, “Sharing the News: Fresh Approaches to Reaching Students and Training Citizens.” Designed for New England college journalism educators, high-school newspaper advisors and journalism teachers, citizen journalists and bloggers, the [...] Builds Relationship with Representative Journalism

Friday, June 27th, 2008

David Cohn and I have been exchanging ideas for months about his project for funding journalism projects and my Representative Journalism project for getting communities journalists. Now both of us are moving from the talking stages to the action stages. Both and the RepJ.Net have been funded.
Now the RepJ.Net is about ready [...]