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Archive for March, 2009

Saving Journalism Over Chili, Cornbread and Lemon Bars

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Last Friday night Lyle Harris, formerly of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and I hosted a journalism salon at my house in Marietta, Georgia to talk about what might save high quality journalism.
Mike Schinkel took the photo below plus many more and Urvaksh Karkaria wrote a blog post at the Atlanta Business Chronicle summarizing what took [...]

How Much Local Journalism Is There? Start Counting Now

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Jay Rosen is asking that people go to their local newspapers and actually count the number of local stories that appear. He is keeping count here.
Here is background from Rosen:
Let’s find out what the printed newspaper on the local level has been able to deliver recently, so we know in rough, round terms [...]

MediaStorm: An Era for High Quality, Long-Form Journalism

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Anyone interested in the future of powerful long-form journalism, should give this Q&A with Brian Storm of MediaStorm a read. Here is an example of a great insight:

We have to get better as journalists. From my perspective, this actually helps long-form in-depth journalism since the crowd is less likely to go that direction. In fact, [...]

Director Needed for Center for Sustainable Journalism

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

I am pleased to announce that a job posting has been listed for the Director of our Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University. Please spread the word.
You can learn more about the Center here.
The job description is:
Kennesaw State University invites applications for the position of Director of its new Center [...]

Jay Rosen Video on Power of Social Media and His Magic Fact

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Jay Rosen in the video below quotes Karl Marx: A revolution is when the means of production changes hands. Well in publishing that’s what happened. The means of production changed hands.
Rosen’s magic fact is built on: The falling costs of people with the same interests to meet each other, share information, collaborate and [...]