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Archive for October, 2008

YouTube, PBS Ask Americans to ‘Video Your Vote’

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Here is old-fashioned public journalism and high-tech citizen journalism taken from this YouTube press release:
Starting today, registered United States voters can share their voting experiences via the Video Your Vote YouTube Channel. Some of the best videos will be showcased on PBS television, as part of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer’s Election Day broadcast.
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Overholser: Does Journalism Lack a Social Mission?

Friday, October 24th, 2008

In a short essay at the Online Journalism Review Geneva Overholser asks: Did journalism’s business model distort journalism’s social mission?
She bases her question on a lecture by Adlai Wertman, a professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business. Overholser writes:
Confronted with the nation’s inability to resolve the many ills confronting it, Wertman told the Journalism School: [...]

Jeff Jarvis’s New Business Models for News Summit

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

I am at Jeff Jarvis’s New Business Models for News Summit at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, sitting next to Jay Rosen. It is being livestreamed here. A Media Literacy Teaching Tool

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Know The News is a website aimed at providing the resources that allow students to remix internationally broadcasted news and then submit the final result to the internet community for review where it is then rated based on quality, fairness, accuracy, and style. This from a Know The News press release:
Journalists and news consumers have [...]

Jeff Goodell: Citizen Journalists Can Save Environment

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Jeff Goodell, contributing editor at Rolling Stone Magazine and author of Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future, isn’t very impressed with the way professional journalists cover the environment, but does think citizen journalism can save the environment. Listen to this five-minute video interview conducted by Leonard Witt at the Society of Environmental [...]