Monthly Archives: October 2008

UMass Journalism In The News!

Journalism students were present at several debate-viewing events recently, and were interviewed by ABC 40. In other news, check out MARKET MELTDOWN 101on AMHERSTWIRE.COM, a Web site run by Journalism majors. For the project, students interviewed economics professors about hte … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, I-Report and The Future of Citizen Journalism

In case you missed it, a false report about Steve Jobs suffering a heart attack last Friday made it onto CNN’s IReport (CNN’s citizen journalism vehicle), leading to a sharp drop in Apple stock. Some are characterizing what occured as … Continue reading

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UMass Students Twitter Presidential Debate and Experiment Takes Off

So, what began as an experiment with four journalism classes took off a bit last night as UMass journalism students twittered the second presidential debate. The participation got to such high levels that the #umassprez2 feed became one of Twitters … Continue reading

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Berkman, American Univ., others propose citiJ training service

Bill Densmore ( writes: I am on a Google Groups list started by J.D. Lasica and including folks from the Berkman Center at Harvard, the Center for Social Media at American University, and including Jan Schaffer, Ellen Hume and Geneva … Continue reading

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UMass Journalism Students Twitter VP Debate

Hi all — Students in three journalism classes took part in an exercise Thursday night to “Twitter” the vice-presidential debate.  Students in Steve Fox’s Multimedia Journalism and Politics, Journalism and the Web classes, along with Scott Brodeur’s Writing for the … Continue reading

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Win $10K for a 3-minute video — YouTube/Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and YouTube’s nascent news operation is looking for submissions of three-minute videos which could win $10,000. Entries, due by Oct. 5, are eligible for a  $10,000 journalism fellowship with the Pulitzer Center to report on … Continue reading

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Study Abroad Opportunity With Multimedia

Hi everyone — Here’s a pretty interesting opportunity for those of you looking to put your multimedia skills into practice: MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM IN NORTHERN IRELAND SUMMER 2009 The Institute for Education in International Media <; will soon be accepting applications … Continue reading

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