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Archive for December, 2007

UK Conference to Focus on Broadcast, Citizen Media

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

The Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds in the UK is holding a conference Monday, January 7, 2008 entitled: Broadcast News and the Active Citizen. I am thinking maybe David Hazinski, who I went to battle with over the value of Citizen Journalism, should be buying a ticket.  Or better yet, Hazinski via [...]

Witt in AJC: No Need to Regulate Citizen Journalism

Friday, December 14th, 2007

On Thursday, University of Georgia professor David Hazinski wrote an Op-Ed piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the evils of citizen journalism , saying:
 The news industry should find some way to monitor and regulate this new trend.
Being a resident of Georgia and the owner of,  I felt obligated to provide the opposite view, which is [...]

Sell Your Videos: to Launch Bid4Vid

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

I just got this email from J. D. Lasica’s  
 We thought you’d like to know what’s happening at Our new sister site,,will be launching soon. It’s a way to help video producers get paid for their creative efforts. As a member of the Ourmedia community, registration is streamlined som you’ll be able to [...]

Murdoch’s Sky News Is Widget Happy

Monday, December 10th, 2007

This from about Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News:
In recent weeks Sky has designed Facebook applications, developed a iPhone-friendly mobile interface, called for Second Life citizen journalism volunteers, released a Windows Vista gadget, used social media to experiment with new reporting forms, rolled out technology to enhance online news stories with map-based navigation – and more [...]

NYTimes Statistic, Can It Be True?

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

In New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt’s piece today, If It’s Fit to Blog, Is It Fit to Print?,  there is a statistic that I found quite amazing. He writes:
Editors may be tempted to think that if the newspaper’s Web site has a story, the newspaper has covered it, but more than 80 percent of readers [...]