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Archive for September, 2010

We have and Rep J; NPR now has Argo

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Anyone who has been following this site knows about my Representative Journalism concept, which caught the attention of Ruth Ann Harnisch. In time, the Harnisch Foundation provided a substantial gift to start the Center for Sustainable Journalism to test the Rep J idea, which is all about community-supported niche journalism.
Our first topic-centered project [...]

J-Lab’s Lessons Learned from 55 Citizen News Projects

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

This from a speech by Jan Schaffer, J-Lab Executive Director:
J-Lab has funded 55 projects since 2005 with small grants, about $25,000. Many of these efforts sought to train citizens to generate stories for the site. Some were university projects. Others were launched by so-called “civic catalysts” – those bumblebees that pollinate [...]

Witt to be on ethics, journalism and the digital world panel

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Come join Leonard Witt Saturday morning here:
The Atlanta Association of Black Journalists presents:

“Move over Scanners…We’re checking TWITTER”
Saturday, September 11, 2010
WSB-TV (community room)
1601 W. Peachtree N.E. Atlanta, GA 30309
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This is no longer your grandfather’s journalism. We now have Twitter, Facebook, Four Square and other social media sources that BREAK NEWS. There [...] hired 450 journalists this summer

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

This from the Business Insider:
AOL made 900 hires over the summer with 50% of the new people going to local blogs network Patch, CEO Tim Armstrong just told employees in a company wide meeting.
Figure all-in costs for each new employee is $100,000 per year, and AOL is set to spend $45 million per year [...]