Bono and Sachs blog the UN

Bono is a rock star musician. Jeffrey Sachs is a rock star economist. This week, they were also bloggers for FT.com. Read their posts and you can see clearly how people with passion and purpose can produce journalism that stands out from the routine, gutless reporting we’ve been indoctrinated to view as normal and right.

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Undercover reporters: Everyone, everywhere

Earlier this month a New York University student went “undercover” into her own journalism classroom to report on the class for Mediashift, a blog published by the US public television network PBS. She didn’t tell the professor or fellow students what she was up to, or ask their permission. In her report, student Alana Taylor […]

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Catch on a string at PdF

At this week’s Personal Democracy Forum, a sponsor distributed a low-tech, but highly effective stress toy to attendees willing to listen to their pitch: a rubber ball on an elastic string that connects to a velcro band. Strap the band to your finger and you can play catch with yourself. Which is what I came […]

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Conference Bay auctions from Singapore

From Singapore: Conference Bay, an eBay-style auction marketplace for buying seats at conferences worldwide. Nothing new here, right? We all know about online auctions. The only innovation is applying a well-tested online transaction model to a different niche –  in this case a potentially high-value niche that may provide real utility – and new buying […]

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