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Archive for July, 2008

Pew Study Documents Shrinking Newspapers

Monday, July 21st, 2008

The Pew Research Center released a study focusing on USA newspapers, here are the key findings:

The majority of newspapers are now suffering cutbacks in staffing, and even more in the amount of news, or newshole, they offer the public. The forces buffeting the industry continue to affect larger metro newspapers to a far greater extent than [...]

Should AEJMC Newspaper Division Change Its Name?

Friday, July 18th, 2008

A couple of years ago the Civic Journalism Interest Group in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) changed its name to the Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group.  Now Susan Keith, 2007-2008 AEJMC Newspaper Division head, is asking if the Newspaper Division should change its name. She has started a very lively [...]

New Media Women Entrepreneurs Grants Given

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

This was announced today: Three entrepreneurial news ideas were selected from 190 entries as the winners of $10,000 each in the first McCormick Foundation New Media Women Entrepreneurs competition:

Echo, a system of public storytelling installations in Atlanta. Led by Lila King and Karyn Lu, movers behind CNN’s user-generated site
Latina Voices, a news site for [...]

Citizen Journalism Gets Its Own Definition

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Jay Rosen took it upon himself to define Citizen Journalism. Here it is:
When the people formerly known as the audience employ the press tools they have in their possession to inform one another, that’s citizen journalism.
As you probably know Rosen was one of the founders of the Public Journalism movement. I just finished writing a [...]

David Remnick of the New Yorker, It’s Time to Apologize

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

David Remnick, it’s time to apologize, not for running the Barak and Michelle Obama as terrorists cover on the New Yorker, but for not engaging in a conversation with your audience members who find it offensive. Brushing off the folks who think you made an error of judgment with a  brief Q&A at the is an [...]