Monthly Archives: September 2010

30th Anniversary of Janet Cooke’s “Jimmy’s World” Fabrication

It was 30 years ago this week that the Washington Post published Janet Cooke’s fantastical “Jimmy’s World. ”  Cooke was hired by the Washington Post to improve its coverage of the African American community. She was a young African American … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Can a $60 Roku box replace basic cable? Now that it has Hulu Plus for $10 a month?  Maybe. Who is using mobile media devices and how do they feel about advertising on them? iPad users skew younger and male, … Continue reading

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Apologies, Ramadan & 9/11

On September 11th, the Portland Press Herald ran a long, thoughtful story on its front page about the local observance of the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. What would normally be considered a relatively non-controversial story became … Continue reading

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Civic and Public Journalism

We’ve been talking about civic and public journalism in my interpretive reporting class.  Here are links to several articles/blog posts I’m having them read: New book examines Public Journalism 2.0 From the Civic & Citizen Journalism Interest Group Jay Rosen … Continue reading

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10/10/10 New Media Conference in Omaha

The Omaha 10-10-10 Conference is a three-day event looking at the full range of communication technology developed during the first decade of the 21st Century.  The event will run Saturday, Oct. 9th through Monday, Oct. 11 on the University of … Continue reading

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Taiwanese CGI News Recreates Steve-Jobs-Is-A-Ninja Story

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Resources for my JMC 416 Students

Here are several links for my interpretive journalism students to make use of to learn more about civic journalism: The Poynter Institute The Pew Center for Civic Journalism Note: This is an older site that is not currently being maintained … Continue reading

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C-SPAN Video Archives as a Resource for Teaching Community Journalism

I was searching through the wonderful C-SPAN video archives today looking for resources on community journalism. While I wasn’t able to find a great deal directly related to this topic, here a number of interesting programs I came across that … Continue reading

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When Stories Hold The Media Hostage

Last week it seemed that the news media couldn’t get enough of a Florida minister with a flock of 50 parishioners who was threatening to hold “Burn a Koran Day” on Sept. 11th.  Many media outlets complained that they really … Continue reading

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What LOST is all about in three minutes

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