Tagged: USA

Backfence's Mark Potts: We're reevaluating our strategy 0

Backfence's Mark Potts: We're reevaluating our strategy

Following my post summing up some of the buzz around local citizen journalism effort Backfence after the recent layoffs, I asked co-founder Mark Potts to clarify a few things about where the company’s at....

Trouble at Backfence? 1

Trouble at Backfence?

I’m not one for spreading rumour and hypotheses bordering on guesses, but there’sthere has been little else to turn to when it comes to the development at Backfence, the local citizen media site for...

"The hatemongers stormed the gates" 0

"The hatemongers stormed the gates"

The local newspaper the Sun-Sentinel is facing critisism for allowing “racist stereotypes, slurs, and sentimental references to slavery and lynchings”. Bob Norman writes: This summer, the newspaper began allowing readers to post unchecked comments...

Newsrooms posing the wrong question? 0

Newsrooms posing the wrong question?

An interesting post by Steve Yelvington highlights some of the questions newsrooms are posing – and should be posing – today. In a discussion about, among other things, open and closed systems and journalism...

Weekly media study to include more than a hundred blogs 0

Weekly media study to include more than a hundred blogs

More than a hundred blogs are to be included in a new weekly media study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ), writes USA Today. Though they will be separated from the established...

Dan Gillmor's media predictions for 2007 0

Dan Gillmor's media predictions for 2007

Dan Gillmor is a wise man in the citizen media world, so it’s with interest I read his media predictions for 2007. They are about US media, but interesting none the less. And I...

Placeblogger – a new hub for hyperlocal blogging in the States 2

Placeblogger – a new hub for hyperlocal blogging in the States

A new site covering local and hyperlocal blogs has launched. Placeblogger.com is presented by Dan Gillmor’s Center for Citizens Media, Jay Rosen‘s PressThink and Lisa Williams’ H20Town. The site defines a placeblog as “an...

Slow change in the newsroom 0

Slow change in the newsroom

Mark Glaser summarizes what he’s found when asking people how the change from “old” to “new” media is going in their newsroom. An interesting read. You can talk all you want about new media,...

On comments to articles and community building 1

On comments to articles and community building

Tucson-based Arizona Daiy Star’s site azstarnet.com has decided to remove the possibility to comment on many of their articles. Debbie Kornmiller, Readers Advocate, writes: This is the second time since StarNet launched in 1995...

From Rocketboom to the newsroom 1

From Rocketboom to the newsroom

Amanda Congdon has landed a job at ABC News. The former vlogger star will keep up her usual Rocketboom style in the short news clips she’ll be doing for ABC, the NY Times reports....

A small step for some, a giant leap for an old giant 0

A small step for some, a giant leap for an old giant

The old and renowned New York Times hasn’t been known for being in the forefront when it comes to embrasing citizen/social media. Therefore the new change, minor as it might seem, is indeed a...

Berkeley webcasts feat. Howard Rheingold, Seth Gitner and others 2

Berkeley webcasts feat. Howard Rheingold, Seth Gitner and others

The Winter New Media Lecture Series, a US Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Knight New Media Center and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation initiative, will be webcast live at Berkeley’s site December 10-13....