Skip to primary content

Archive for February, 2008

Live Thinking from We Media 2008 in Miami

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Hello All: I am trying Cover It Live for the First Time, will it work. We are about to find out.


An Adult Tries $100 Computer

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

I am at the Computation and Journalism Conference at Georgia Tech. It has been keeping me so occupied that I can’t be touting the Representative Journalism that launched earlier this week. But it has not stopped me from trying my hand at being a video expert and learning more about the once $100 computer , [...]

Witt’s Representative Journalism Funded for $51,000

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Hello Eric Von Hippel and thank you for convincing me that “free revealing” works.Several months ago, as regular readers of the know, I started freely revealing my idea of Representative Journalism to the world. Ruth Ann Harnisch, a former TV, print and radio journalist  and now president of the Harnisch Family Foundation, came across [...]

Can journalism live without ads? We Will Test It

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Here is  the first paragraph of commentary in the Miami Herald yesterday by Edward Wasserman, Knight professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University, with the headline:  Can journalism live without ads?
 Beneath the somber tales of shrinking revenues and staff cuts is an even more somber reality about the news business: The nearly two-century-old marriage [...]

PBS Can Survive by Filling TV News Void

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

There is commentary in the New York Times about the decline of PBS; it is becoming more and more irrelevant. For example, the writer Charles McGrath mentions Masterpiece Theater has become Jane Austen fulltime, and as I write this my wife is in the other room watching Jane Austen on our local PBS channel. For me the Antiques Roadshow [...]