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Archive for September, 2008

British Paper Seeks 1,000 Citizen Journalists

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

This from
Trinity Mirror’s Teesside Evening Gazette is aiming to increase the number of contributors to its hyperlocal network of news websites to 1,000 over the next 12 months.
The citizen journalists will be recruited from some 22 postal codes in the paper’s circulation area. The story adds:
While the 22 sites currently have around 400 registered [...]

Technorati Releases Its 2008 State of Blogosphere Report

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2008 report, is being released in five consecutive daily segments.
Here are a few facts garnished from the first couple of days (some of these “facts” were developed from a Technorati survey of bloggers. Of course, the question is how reliable is the survey):

Bloggers are collectively creating close to one million [...]

Jay Rosen on Difference Between Citizen and Public Journalism

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

In the Jay Rosen video on the ethics of blogging I posted yesterday, Rosen at about 26-minute mark of that video explains the difference between public journalism and citizen journalism.
If you just keep clicking on the video advance button on the video, it will take to that 26-minute place.

12 Questions about Future of Journalism

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Bill Kovach, who is a senior counselor to the Project for Excellence in Journalism and a founder of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, poses 12 questions about the future of journalism. The full list can be found at the American Scholar website. Here are two on which I spending more and more time addressing and [...]

Jay Rosen on the Ethics of Blogging

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Jay Rosen recently gave a speech entitled: If Blogging Had No Ethics, Blogging Would Have Failed
(But It Didn’t. So Let’s Get a Clue).
You can see the video here and his notes and other comments here at PressThink.