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Archive for August, 2010 seeks dozens of Atlanta metro journalists

Thursday, August 19th, 2010, the hyperlocal journalism start-up on which AOL is betting $50 million dollars, is searching for several dozen journalists to edit and run local community sites throughout the Atlanta metro area. The pay is between $35,000 — $45,000 a year plus benefits. It comes with a freelance budget too.
Here are excerpts from an email [...]

Journalist’s Resource: New site to help journalism educators

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

I just received notice of this nifty website to help journalism educators in classrooms and I perused the feature writing syllabus. It’s very good. The site was created and is maintained by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University and is part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the [...]

Be sure to preserve great featuring writing too

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

A lot of attention has been paid to providing funding to investigative reporting, but today’s story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Promises made, promises kept, reminds us of the importance of feature writing in helping us understand the human condition.
It is a superbly written story with front page treatment in the newspaper, but when I went [...]

Minnesota’s BringMeTheNews gets $1 million investment

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Yikes, Joel Kramer is beating the bushes for funding original journalism at MinnPost and then along comes BringMeTheNews and gets a $1 million investment for a news aggregating site centered on Minnesota.
Former TV news anchor Rick Kupchella, the founder, says it will be professional journalists filtering the news for you — plus there are [...]

AP: PayPal to Enable Micropayments

Friday, August 13th, 2010

The Associated Press reports:
PayPal wants to make it easier to buy low-cost digital goods online, whether it’s a single article on a news website or virtual items in a video game.
Scott Thompson, the online payment service’s president, said Thursday that PayPal plans to roll out a payment product by the end of the year [...]