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Archive for July, 2010

Journalism Schools as News Providers Conference — Register Now

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Are you a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)? Or are you living near Denver? If so, you might consider attending the Journalism Schools as News Providers: Challenges and Opportunities workshop on August 3 in Denver. We have a few spots still open for attendees.
It is just $39 and [...] Grows with New Concepts and New Communities

Friday, July 9th, 2010

It has been a while since I posted anything on, which is still going strong in the Bay Area and has branched into Los Angeles, Seattle and Minnesota. Just a reminder, is David Cohn’s brainchild and in his words is: ” an open source project to pioneer ‘community powered reporting.’ Through Spot.Us the [...]

Go Mobile to Reach African-Americans, Latinos

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

This just in from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project:
A May 2010 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that six in ten American adults now go online wirelessly using either a mobile phone or a laptop with a wireless internet connection. African-Americans and English-speaking Latinos continue [...]

Thinking of a News Start-Up, Think Niche First

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

James A. Pitaro, vice president of Yahoo Media, told a New York Times reporter:
“If you’re a news start-up, focusing on breadth would be the wrong way to go. What we’re seeing is the market getting increasingly fragmented. And because of that you can survive by owning a niche category.”
Of course, we at the [...]

Media Law in the Digital Age — Register Now

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Speakers are in place and the agenda is set, now you just have to register for the Media Law in the Digital Age workshop on September 25 at Kennesaw State University outside of Atlanta. It is co-produced by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at the Harvard University Law School and the Center for [...]