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Archive for December, 2008

Clay Shirky: Journalists as Kept Women, Time to Change

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Ever since I finished reading Clay Shirky’s book Here Comes Everybody, I have been dropping his name a lot. Now the CJR does a long Q&A with him, which is a must read, but if you can’t read it all, be sure to go to Part II and read his thoughts on for-profit papers taking [...] Rep J Founder Says Join Niche Movement

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Last week it was Spain today Representative Journalism gets attention in the United Kingdom, via, the go-to website for journalists in the UK. Here are couple of highlights from the Q&A done with me:
As mass journalism markets un-bundle and become niche markets, news operations – if they are to survive – will have to [...]

SoCon09: Southeast’s Top Social Media Conference Feb. 6-7

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Registration is now open for SoCon09, the third annual social media, social networking conference hosted at Kennesaw State University. The Big Eating, Big Thinking, Big Networking dinner is on Friday, February 6, 2009 at Magianno’s at Cumberland Mall and the full day conference is Saturday, February 7 at Kennesaw State University.

Here is more from the [...]

Connecticut Could Lose 30 Newspapers Within a Month

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

This from Aldon Hynes at his blog:
As the first snow of the year started coming down here in Connecticut, word slowly leaked out that the Journal Register Co. has shut sixteen of its weeklies in Connecticut and laid off twenty-one reporters and editors. These are different papers than the eleven weeklies and two dailies [...]

$250,000 Harnisch Gift Aimed at Journalism Innovation

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Yesterday, I promised the official press release on the $250,000 that the Harnisch Foundation presented to Kennesaw State University for our work aimed at journalism innovation.
Here it is:
Kennesaw State awarded $250,000 grant to advance community-based journalism
New business model envisioned to combat erosion of traditional news media
KENNESAW, Ga. (December 19, 2008) – Kennesaw State [...]