Tag: blogs

by Amanda Hickman

Starting from scratch, where would you start? Last Friday was my last day as program director of DocumentCloud, a catalog of primary source documents and a tool for annotating, organizing and publishing them on the web. I’ve got a few more talks lined up (I’ll be showing off DocumentCloud at SEJ in Miami and talking [...] more »

by Scott Rosenberg

Of this we can be certain: There is no such thing as the intersection of Mozart Place and 16th Street NW. These two Washington, D.C, thoroughfares in the Adams-Morgan area parallel each other. So when people who knew the neighborhood read the Washington Post’s “Crime Scene” post on Aug. 12 about a homicide in the [...] more »

by Steven Clift

Special Invite – Join the Pew Internet and American Life report author in a special Q and A discussion on the Locals Online community of practice now! Cross-posted at blog.e-democracy.org (with additional links). According to the just released Neighbors Online report from Pew Internet and American Life, 27% of American adult Internet users (or 20% [...] more »

by David Ardia

Back in October, the Federal Trade Commission published a set of “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  The FTC Guidelines call for bloggers, Tweeters, Facebook users, and certain other online publishers to disclose any “material connections” they have with companies whose products or services they endorse.  The FTC Guidelines, which went [...] more »

by David Ardia

As part of the Citizen Media Law Project’s legal guide series on documenting public proceedings and events, today we published a guide to Live-Blogging and Tweeting from Court.  Over the past year, we’ve published guides addressing how to stay out of legal trouble while documenting activities at polling places and covering the Presidential Inauguration, as [...] more »

by David Sasaki

Liberia was afforded a rare glimpse of international media attention this week when United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the capital Monrovia and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Photo of Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson and Hillary Clinton by Glenna Gordon Glenna Gordon, a Monrovia-based American journalist who was involved in a training workshop for Liberian bloggers, [...] more »

by Chris O'Brien

One of the great tragedies that I see in the current debate about the future of journalism is the way the discussion continues to be framed around a series of binary choices. Newspapers or blogs. Print or online. Journalists or algorithms. In each case, there seems to be a simple-minded belief that the future will [...] more »

by Ryan Sholin

Bit of a busy couple weeks for those watching the newspaper business. The presses stopped at the Rocky and the P-I, Clay Shirky and Steven B. Johnson took turns penning big think pieces about the Future of News(papers), and — good news — the San Diego Union-Tribune looks like it will sell to a private [...] more »

by Angela Powers

The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism hosted an informational meeting with local elected public officials on Wednesday, November 19, to showcase VoxPop, an interactive tool for civic engagement, developed by journalism students through the Knight News Challenge grant. The school is collaborating with the Manhattan Mercury to launch and research VoxPop. The software innovation allows [...] more »

by Dori J. Maynard

Go to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blog and you don’t know if you’re going to find a post on politics, poetry, the NFL or the world of videogames. A journalist who has worked at Time Magazine and the Village Voice, Coates started his own blog after being laid off from Time Magazine. Then, back in August, the [...] more »