Philosophy

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Philosophy
by Dori J. Maynard

Editor’s note: Dori J. Maynard, a renowned journalist and diversity champion, died Tuesday at age 56. The following is a piece originally published on Idea Lab on June 29, 2009.  This year for my birthday I got three calls. Two people sent cards. And I don’t think I ever received so much attention in my life. […] more »

Philosophy
by David Cohn

Yesterday I announced the next project I’m going to work on which will focus on mobile news consumption (Circa). As a result, I’ve been thinking a lot about screens. In the future, consumers will not make a distinction between their television, phone or computer screens. The only difference will be the size of each screen, its […] more »

Philosophy
by David Cohn

For this month’s Carnival of Journalism I am going to invoke the rule of “no apologies” and change the question a bit. Host Steve Outing asks: “What emerging technology or digital trend do you think will have a significant impact on journalism in the year or two ahead?” I don’t think it will be a […] more »

Philosophy
by J. Nathan Matias

A version of this post first appeared on the Center for Civic Media blog. Is our appetite for tasty celebrity news and comfortable opinions creating a toxically polarized society? What should our information diet be, and how would we measure it? Who’s responsible for changing the media? At the Center for Civic Media, Clay Johnson, […] more »

Philosophy
by Jeffrey Warren

Public Laboratory is made up of a diverse group of contributors, some working from their homes or garages, some from their workplaces or even university labs. What brings us together is the idea that open-source, collaborative development can result in inexpensive and accessible environmental sensing. But to many, the way our community operates can be […] more »

Philosophy
by Jessica Mayberry

As part of a 4-part series, Video Volunteers is sharing what we’ve done over the last year, our experiences, and what we’ve learned. Part 1, which you can read here, was a basic introduction to IndiaUnheard, our flagship rural feature service. Part 2 outlines new ideas we implemented into our training programs in 2011. For […] more »

Philosophy
by Dan Schultz

My colleague Matt Stempeck said it best: “Dan, I know that your life has been a tornado wrapped in a hurricane wrapped up in a whole box of tsunamis this week, but you really need to start wearing pants to work.” It turns out only part of that quote is accurate, but you’ll never know […] more »

Philosophy
by Jon Vidar

“The next category is Community Collaboration,” says the emcee as we slowly sink down in our seats at the Online Journalism Awards. We’re resigned to defeat against our formidable competition, which includes both CNN and Andy Carvin for his social media-infused orchestration of NPR’s coverage of the Arab Spring. No way are we going to […] more »

Philosophy
by David Cohn

At this year’s ONA conference, I’ll be on a panel called “I failed and so can you.” I’ve always been a big fan of failure. I think journalism should hold a “fail camp“ (inspired by Ethan Zuckerman). When I restarted the blog carnival, a site that I’ve organized where bloggers can convene to all write […] more »

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