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Archive for December, 2008

Knight President Addresses Financial State of Foundation

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Alberto Ibargüen, president of the Knight Foundation, which underwrites many journalism related projects, addresses the state of the foundation in the video below. In part he says:
Knight Foundation has become a leader in media innovation; meeting the information needs of communities and helping journalism evolve into its best possible future. We are also fortunate to [...]

Why Do the Representative Journalism Trial in Northfield, MN?

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Seeing that I am situated in Kennesaw, Georgia, I am often asked why I decided to try my first Representative Journalism trial so far away in Northfield, Minnesota. When the question arises I say that I have worked for years with Griff Wigley, who probably understands online community building better than anyone else. He began [...]

Science Journalism in Trouble; Contact Me, We Can Save It

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

For a long time, I have been pushing the idea that science journalism would be the perfect place to try out Representative Journalism. For example, see the video below which I did about a year ago with Anton Zuiker from North Carolina, home of the Research Triangle Park. Now not surprisingly to anyone following [...]

After Post-Print Era of Online News, Then What?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

There is a bit of a dust-up at Jeff Jarvis’s Buzzmachine about GateHouse suing over its linking to GateHouse stories. Of course, this is a suit worth watching and discussing because if GateHouse wins, it would have major ramifications across the web.
Most of what is  being written at the Buzzmachine post is that the [...] Features Representative Journalism

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 highlights both and Representative Journalism in an online feature aimed at describing alternative business models to underwrite quality journalism.
Here is what reporter Douglas MacMillan wrote about Rep J and its Locally Grown project in Northfield, Minnesota:
Rather than sponsoring a story, what if you allowed readers to sponsor a reporter? In July, the rural [...]