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Archive for September, 2010

Terrific Downloadable Guide on Media Law in the Digital Age

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Here is what the The Nieman Journalism Lab wrote about the great downloadable, 316-page PDF Media Law in the Digital Age guide produced by panelists at our recent workshop: it’s as good a sweep of the contemporary world of media law as you’ll find. I’m no lawyer, but if you care about where [...]

J-Lab Report: Citizens Too Busy to Do Community Journalism

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

J-Lab evaluated 55 of its community journalism projects and here is a very important take away posted by J-Lab director Jan Schaffer:
One of our biggest learning curves is this: It doesn’t pay to train whole classes of “citizen” journalists. While you’ll be doing wonders for advancing digital media skills in your community, you won’t [...]

Would You Advise Your Own Kids to Be Journalists?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

As as former journalist and as a journalism professor occasionally I am asked if I would advise my own children to be journalists. I tell them my children are now adults and they have never really followed my advice and probably will not start now. However, about whether or not they should be journalists, well [...]

Media Law in Digital Age Workshop Being Videotaped Now

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

We have more than 100 people at the Media Law in the Digital Age workshop which our Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University is co-producing with Harvard Law’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society here are Kennesaw State. You can find the full agenda and learn more about the top-notch speakers here at [...]

Providing AARP Citizen Media Training in Georgia

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Today I am providing AARP-sponsored citizen media training to about 15 people at the Freeman Poole Senior Center in Smyrna, GA. The co-presenter is Edward Van Herik, an AARP consultant. We will be running a series of training sessions throughout Cobb County, Georiga.
As I write this the folks are in breakout groups talking about [...]