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Doc Searls: Journalists’ Work Must Have Value

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Doc Searls, co-author of the The Cluetrain Manifesto, in talking about the new ecology of news writes:  
…the larger trend to watch over time is the inevitable decline in advertising support for journalistic work, and the growing need to find means for replacing that funding — or to face the fact that journalism will become largely an [...]

Representative Journalism: Hire More Book Review Editors — Part I

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

When the Atlanta Journal-Constitution cut its book review editor, I started thinking of  how it might have been a different scenario in the Representative Journalism world. Then came the Columbia Journalism Review’s cover story by Steve Wasserman entitled Goodbye to All That: The decline of the coverage of books isn’t new, benign, or necessary. I knew it was [...]

Crowdfunding: When Believers Provide Support

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

David Cohn at has been thinking about his own version of Representative Journalism. The other day he wrote at his blog:
Representative journalism, as I understand it, is very similar to what Innocentive has done for science research. (More reading: Our Assignment Zero interview with Alpheus Bingham, co-founder of Innocentive.)
I’d like to add my voice to the chorus. [...]


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