WE MEDIA –ZOGBY POLL: Most Americans say bloggers and citizen reporters will play a vital role in journalism’s future

Online survey finds general public, media conference attendees agree that traditional news outlets could do a better job FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2007 A majority of Americans (55%) in an online survey said bloggers are important to the future of American journalism and 74% said citizen journalism will play a vital role, a new […]

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Pitch this!

The “pitch this!” session is unlike any other. The tension is palatable, as people are sitting around the table, as if in a boardroom, ready to pitch their project in 3 minutes or less to professional investors and strategists. Images and Voices of Hope goes first. The initial pitch is a little fuzzy (by contrast […]

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Global Voices: New Directions

Those of you who’ve visited the Global Voices web site are probably familiar with our core mission, and the ways in which we’ve been trying to fulfill it thus far. The central feature of Global Voices has been our international blog aggregator, which is driven today by a team comprising nine regional editors, six language […]

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Redesigning the Connected Community at P.O.V. Interactive

For the past twenty years, P.O.V. has presented groundbreaking documentary films on PBS, working with filmmakers both emerging and established to present their perspectives to a national audience. The series has always challenged the notion of television as a one-way medium by pioneering innovative projects such as our Talking Back and Community Engagement campaigns, which […]

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Apple reimburses bloggers $700,000 in legal fees

What does it really mean to be an independent journalist, reporting on the activities of the titans of industry? Well, it means that you can be exposed to some tremendous risk, financial and otherwise. But a recent California appellate court legal decision puts bloggers and other citizen journalists on slightly firmer ground.

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Blogging, Podcasting change lives in Belarus and Uzbekistan

The modern world powered by technology has drastically altered our traditional understanding of what a community is. However, in a shift from physical to the virtual, the term “community” has retained its validity, contrary to the gloomy predictions of doomsayers terrified by the atomization of individuals and the disaggregation of communities that never happened. Instead, […]

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Is there such a thing as “the” community?

BRADENTON, FLORIDA – Two friends and I spent Sunday evening at a local skating rink videotaping a Bradentucky Bombers roller derby match. Bradenton seems to be developing its own roller derby community. There’s already a strong one in the Tampa area, just to our North. And this is just one example of a local community […]

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Whose News Do You Trust?

A novel approach to collaborative filtering launched a couple of weeks ago and is worth a look. NewsTrust is tying to develop a more reliable means of finding the most trustworthy news and information for specific stories – not simply by relying on your hunches and experience with your media, but by relying on the […]

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