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Archive for September, 2004

PJNet Project: Restoring Journalism’s Trust

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

Starting tomorrow with an interview I had with Davis “Buzz” Merritt, one of the founders of the public journalism movement, I am launching a series of Leonard Witt IM Interviews that I will be conducting over the next year. The theme of each will be Journalism and the Public: Restoring the Trust.
In addition I [...]

Kennesaw State Mass Communication Professor Opening

Monday, September 27th, 2004

There are four openings in the Communication Department at Kennesaw State University, where I teach. I am heading the search committe for an assistant professorship in Mass Communication.
Here is the call for applicants for the Mass Communication opening:
Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
Kennesaw State University’s Department of Communication is now accepting applications for a nine-month, [...]

Media Stuck with a Campaign It Helped Build

Sunday, September 26th, 2004

The blogosphere is certainly going to be all abuzz about the New York Times Magazine article about political blogging. Here is the passage that strikes me about the mainstream media’s shortcomings. Article author Matthew Klam writes:
And as a seasoned reporter myself — after two whole conventions — I can safely say that you get about [...]

Join National Discussion on Citizens’ Election Role

Thursday, September 23rd, 2004

Think you know how to get citizens more involved in the presidential election? Is this election cycle making you crazy? Now you have a great big forum to get your voice heard.
Read this from the Media Center at the American Press Institute:
Let’s push the conversation forward! Let’s ask some different questions about [...]

Will the Internet Bring Us a Radio TiVo Equivalent?

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004

Anyone who has kept abreast of radio news programming knows that except for public radio it has mostly disappeared. Even public radio news in places like Altanta is sandwiched between music programming. Satellite Radio, which is on the horizon, could fix all of that, but maybe the Internet will help too.
I had coffee the [...]