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Archive for October, 2008

Georgians Speak Out from Inside Two-Hour Voting Line

Friday, October 31st, 2008

So I went to vote early on Thursday and decided to Video Your Vote from inside a two, really two and one-half hour line to cast my presidential election vote. I live in Cobb County, Georgia.
So were people miffed about the long line? I thought they would be, but you listen to what this [...]

Ana Marie Cox Asks Public to Fund Her Journalism

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

This could be a golden moment for Representative Journalism. Ana Marie Cox, the original Wonkette, is asking the public to keep her on the presidential election campaign trail. Here is more from the Nieman Journalism Lab:
When the magazine Radar announced it was shutting down last Friday, its Washington editor Ana Marie Cox was left [...]

David Carr on Coming Cesspool of Bad Information

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

When I first came up with my idea of Representative Journalism, which basically says if people want high quality information they should be willing to pay for it, lots of people said that would never happen. I argued that the day was coming that if they did not pay there would be no decent journalism. [...]

Christian Science Monitor: A Change Worth Watching, Or Is It?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The Christian Science Monitor announced today that it is going to shut down the paper edition in April 2009 and just publish online. With a paper that does fairly pure high quality journalism that might sound like an experiment worth watching. However,  a trip to the Monitor’s website might diminish the worth of that experiment. [...]

OJR begins week-long look at local online news start-ups

Monday, October 27th, 2008

The Online Journalism Review begins a week-long look at independent, local online start-ups with an interview with the founders of the Voice of San Diego. Its co-executive editors Scott Lewis and Andrew Donohue one day hope to have a $10 million budget and a newsroom of 40.
Other upcoming sites include:MinnPost, ChiTown Daily News, The Batavian, [...]