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Archive for September, 2005

How to Booklet: Blogging in Repressive Countries

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Reporters Without Borders publishes a Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents, it is downloadable in English, French, Chinese, Arabic and Persian.
Here is promotional material about the handbook:
Reporters Without Borders has produced this handbook to help…with handy tips and technical advice on how to remain anonymous and to get around censorship, by choosing the most suitable [...]

Black Power : Citizen Media, Rap, Internet Style

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

The New York Times reports on how a hip-hop song “George Bush Doesn’t Care about Black People,” spread quickly across the internet with a half million downloads since it was written after Hurricane Katrina by Houston duo Legendary K.O.
Since the original recordings, it has been turned into powerful videos such as this one.

Disco? Ask Instead: Can CBS Dance With Yahoo?

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

CBS’s Public Eye asks outside commentors to “weigh in with their thoughts about CBS News and the media at large.” Tom Rosenstiel, former Los Angeles Times media critic and now director for Excellence in Journalism and vice chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, weighed in indeed, writing in part:
The more interesting question [...]

Now It’s Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

The Civic Journalism Interest Group, an approximately 100 member wing within the greater Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), will now take a on a new name, the Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group. We spoke earlier here and here of how some members feel about it. But now, after a [...]

Has NYTimes Changed Historical Quality Tactic?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

The New York Times will be cutting 45 positions from its newsroom. Jay Rosen refers to a Business Week article runs this quote:
“Despite all that has happened, I still think that The New York Times has a stature and a position of journalistic authority that is greater than any news organization in the world. [...]