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CNN iReport Takes Hit Over ‘Fraudulent’ Steve Jobs Post

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

CNN’s iReport took a hit today over an early morning post claiming Steve Jobs of Apple had a massive heart attack. Apparently the story which was up for about three hours at this citizen journalism site, negatively affected Apple stocks.
Here is the CNN response to the story: is an entirely user-generated site where the content [...]

Spokane Editor Steve Smith Resigns

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Long time public journalism advocate Steven A. Smith’s resignation as editor of the Spokane Spokesman-Review becomes effective today October 3, 2008.
In an interview with Michele McLellan he said:
The journalism that’s important to me is no longer possible…It is no longer my job or our job to save newspapers. Our job is to save journalism and [...]

Jay Rosen on Difference Between Citizen and Public Journalism

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

In the Jay Rosen video on the ethics of blogging I posted yesterday, Rosen at about 26-minute mark of that video explains the difference between public journalism and citizen journalism.
If you just keep clicking on the video advance button on the video, it will take to that 26-minute place.

12 Questions about Future of Journalism

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Bill Kovach, who is a senior counselor to the Project for Excellence in Journalism and a founder of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, poses 12 questions about the future of journalism. The full list can be found at the American Scholar website. Here are two on which I spending more and more time addressing and [...]

Jay Rosen on the Ethics of Blogging

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Jay Rosen recently gave a speech entitled: If Blogging Had No Ethics, Blogging Would Have Failed
(But It Didn’t. So Let’s Get a Clue).
You can see the video here and his notes and other comments here at PressThink.