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Harnisch Foundation Gives $250,000 to Advance Rep J

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

I am very pleased to announce that this morning the Harnisch Foundation provided a $250,000 gift to Kennesaw State University to help advance my Representative Journalism concept.
Bill and Ruth Ann Harnisch awarded the check in New York this morning. The university will be putting out a formal press release, but I don’t want to get [...]

PBS’s MediaShift Gives Nod to Representative Journalism

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Our Representative Journalism project is part of a larger story by Mark Glaser at PBS’s MediaShift. We get top billing with David Cohn’s Spot.Us. It’s an article you will want to read.
Here are my full responses to Glaser’s email inquiries:
I know you have received foundation funding to get RepJ off the ground. Do you see [...]

Making PBS a National News Powerhouse

Friday, June 20th, 2008

 Today I just finished hanging around at the WETA News Academy 2008 in Washington, D.C. I was there as a presenter and observer because I fully believe that PBS is the place for my Representative Journalism concept to take hold. So like Johnny Appleseed, I am going everywhere planting the seeds.
In addition, we are now [...]

Meet the Northfield Representative Journalism Team

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Chris Densmore, Chris Peck and I spent a big part of yesterday with our Northfield, Minnesota collaborators at Locally Grown, where the first Representative Journalismexperiment will take place. What a great group of people they are: Griff Wigley, Tracy Davis and Ross Currier. You can see and hear us on a podcast from the [...]

Representative Journalism Funded For $51,000

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Let the Representative Journalism begin, here is what I posted at the PJNet.org:
Hello Eric Von Hippel and thank you for convincing me that “free revealing” works.Several months ago, as regular readers of the PJNet.org know, I started freely revealing my idea of Representative Journalism to the world. Ruth Ann Harnisch, a former TV, print [...]

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