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Archive for December, 2008

Carleton College Students Report on Representative Journalism

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Doug McGill’s journalism class at Carleton College produced a video about our Representative Journalism project at the Locally Grown blog in Northfield, Minnesota. Rep J reporter Bonnie Obremski and Locally Grown blogger Griff Wigley are highlighted.
McGill’s students have been posting an impressive series of local journalism stories and posting them at Locally Grown. Their [...]

AT&T Foundation Supports Kennesaw’s Journalism, Citizen Media

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Ah, it was a good day at Kennesaw State University. More than 70 of our Department of Communication students were among the approximately 1,600 students who graduated from the university today. Later in the day the AT&T Foundation presented the department with a $47,500 check to underwrite new equipment for our Digital Media Lab.
It’s the [...]

Video: Northfield Representative Journalist’s Q & A

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

In the video below Bonnie Obremski talks about her role as resident Representative Journalist at the Locally Grown blog in Northfield, Minnesota. Bill Densmore, who has been an advisor to the Rep J project, also answers some of the questions asked at the recent Information Valet summit at the University of Missouri.
Mizzou “Lunchstorm” discussion [...]

No Safe Haven: NPR to Cut Workforce 7 Percent

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

This from the lead of a NPR story:
NPR News announced Wednesday that it is canceling two daily radio programs — Day to Day and News and Notes — as part of a broader effort by the company to close a projected budget shortfall of $23 million for its current fiscal year. Overall, NPR will [...]

Daily Show Makes It Official: Newspapers Doomed

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Okay, now the word is finally out: Newspapers Are in Trouble. Really, it’s official, it made the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Here it is:
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