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Archive for January, 2011

SchoolHouse Witness Project in Knight’s Second Round

Monday, January 31st, 2011

I just submitted our SchoolHouse Witness Project idea for the Knight News Challenge’s Second Round. We made the first cut. Now comes the tough part, do we make it into Round 3? This is a partnership with the Konpa Group, which is part of the Ushahidi network, which has done great things in information collecting [...]

TV Helicopters On Full Pot Bellied Pig Alert

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Who says that journalists don’t have the resources to cover important stories. Last night and again this morning the sky around our Kennesaw State University campus had one, sometimes two helicopters hovering in the sky. I thought it was a big crime or a wreck. But no it was a loose pot bellied pig. I [...]

Spokeo: The End of Privacy as We Once Knew It

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Everyone talks about how hanging out on Facebook and other digital sites will reveal everything about us. However, even if you don’t have a internet presence, you will have no privacy. Don’t believe it? Just go to Type in your name and the whole dossier is right in front of you. It gives me [...]

Juvenile Justice Niche Reporting Reaches a Milestone

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Anyone who has followed this site knows that our Center for Sustainable Journalism is experimenting with niche journalism topics. For example, mainstream media because of resource cuts, no longer covers juvenile justice well, if at all. Our Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, is trying to fill that void because we think this kind of public [...]

Will local news site have big impact on TV’s Beyond Scared Straight?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Today our Juvenile Justice Information Exchange ( ran a story and commentary addressing the new A&E TV series “Beyond Scared Straight,” which launches Thursday night January 13, 2011. From what I can tell we are the only news oriented organization that has taken a critical look at this series.
Why is that important? Well our [...]