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Archive for July, 2007

Phil Meyer to Retire, New Knight Chair Sought

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Phil Meyer, author of the Vanishing Newspaper and the Knight Chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will retire next year. According to a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation press release, the chair currently held by Meyer will be:

expanded to embrace the digital age [...]

Medill Revamps Journalism Program

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

This from the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism is expected to publicly unveil a revamped curriculum soon that has been the subject of heated debate for more than a year.
At a time when newspaper readership is steadily declining and many readers are bouncing from blogs to Internet video to get their [...]

Tell Me Jay Rosen, Did Your Experiment Work?

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Derek Powazek, Jeff Howe and Tish Grier each wrote excellent critiques of Assignment Zero, Jay Rosen’s first experiment in having a crowd research, report and write about crowdsourcing. Now it time to hear from Rosen himself in this Leonard Witt IM Interview.
Leonard Witt: Hi Jay, I have read some of the early critiques from [...]

Tanni Haas Writes New Book on Public Journalism

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

The Pursuit of Public Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, a book by Tanni Haas, a Brooklyn College professor and public journalism scholar, has just been released by Routledge. Haas has been one of the most consistent public journalism scholars and this is a one more piece in a long continuum of work on the subject. [...]

225 Newspapers Google Ad Partners

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Advertising Age reports:

“We started with roughly 70 daily newspapers,” said Spencer Spinnell, head of advertising strategy for Google Print Ads. “Now we have 225. Currently the network embodies more than 50% of United States daily circulation.”

It adds:
Google is not the only web giant partnering with the newspaper industry. Yahoo has an advertising and content-distribution deal [...]