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Archive for August, 2010

Georgia cuts juvenile justice budget; our is watching

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Our Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University outside of Atlanta is trying an experiment in niche journalism. Our Juvenile Justice Information Exchange ( is the only journalism entity in Georgia reporting on juvenile justice issues daily and persistently. We owe it to the 20,000 kids, the families and employees touched by the system [...]

MinnPost apparently wants public radio donors to give to it too

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Maybe the only group of people left to support high quality journalism is the public radio crowd. See this from MinnPost’s fundraiser:

I will try to find the back story on this ad campaign, but I remember this from a couple of years ago in a Star Tribune story:, the local start-up that bills [...]

Social media use rate doubles for internet users over age 50

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

This from the Pew Internet & American Life Project:
While social media use has grown dramatically across all age groups, older users have been especially enthusiastic over the past year about embracing new networking tools. Social networking use among internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled-from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May [...]

The remaining scare resource will be human creativity

Friday, August 27th, 2010

I was asked to give a guest lecture the other day and I was combing through some old notes when I came across the quote below from Yochia Benkler. He was arguing that when all information is considered a public good and when the technological costs of producing it drop to almost nothing,
β€œthe [...]

U of Colorado– Boulder studies move to discontinue journalism school

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

This from in Boulder, Colorado:
The University of Colorado announced Wednesday its School of Journalism and Mass Communications will be discontinued.
Here is a press conference video produced by

The Denver Post reports:
…shuttering the School of Journalism in its current form β€” a process called “program discontinuance” β€” will begin, although the committee [...]