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Archive for March, 2007

Jay Rosen Draws a Crowd of 700; Now What?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Jay Rosen, one of the founders of the Public Journalism movement, is now pushing one of journalism’s most radical experiments with his’s first experimental project. The topic, crowdsourcing, has, indeed, drawn a crowd. Some 700 people have signed up, and in this Leonard Witt IM Interview Rosen tells how he and his crew are [...]

Knight Citizen News Network Site Up and Running

Monday, March 26th, 2007

This from the About page at the Knight Citizen News Network that was launched today:

The Knight Citizen News Network is a self-help portal that guides both ordinary citizens and traditional journalists in launching and responsibly operating community news and information sites.
It seeks to help build capacity for citizens who want to start their own news [...]

February Cruel Month: More Newspaper Chaos

Monday, March 26th, 2007

The first paragraph of The New York Times’ analysis reads:

For newspapers, February was the cruelest month. So far.

Ad revenues were down everywhere, much of it still draining out to places like craigslist. Some analysts were saying don’t panic, but here is Barry Parr, a media analyst at Jupiter Research:

“There is absolutely no question that the [...]

Spending My Life Writing Emails; It’s a Good Thing

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Some days I wonder what the hell did I do today. It seems I spent a large portion of it sending emails. Then today I read the interview with Caterina Fake, Web 2.0 guru and co-founder of Flickr. Here is the answer to her first question:

My nephew asked what I do for a living, [...]

Snooping around

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

I have not had time to join in the fun at’s first project at The topic is crowdsourcing. Looking at the site is kind of like the web itself. There is some logic there, but it also seems on the verge of spinning out of control. It’s the latter that makes is so [...]