Tag Archives: citizen journalism

My “Quest” and the Future of Journalism Education

I’m on a quest. It’s a quest to bring responsible journalism to live-tweeting. It’s a good quest, a quest to change the work ethos of journalists when it comes to tweeting during breaking news events. I’ve written and spoken about … Continue reading

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The Carnival Takes Off

I always enjoyed carnivals growing up.  You never knew what to expect — new games, rides, foods just around the corner.   And, such an eclectic group of people that often looked and acted strangely 🙂 I think what David Cohn … Continue reading

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Q&A With S.P. Sullivan

S.P. Sullivan is a 2010 graduate of the UMass journalism program.  Upon graduation, he took a job as a producer for MassLive, the online operation of The Springfield Republican.  I was chatting with him online prior to Wednesday’s tornado and … Continue reading

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Q&A With Dave Madsen

Dave Madsen has worked in broadcasting since 1970, and now serves as managing editor and anchor for ABC’s affiliate WGGB TV, ABC40 in Springfield. He attended UMass Amherst, majoring in Communication. He has been teaching at UMass since Fall 2000, … Continue reading

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It’s Carnival Time: Talking News Sources

The latest question from David Cohn (aka DigiDave) for the Carnival of Journalism centers on one of my favorite topics:  news sources. The question: What can you, as an individual or employee, do to increase the number of news sources? … Continue reading

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The Sri Lanka Chronicles…continued

I’ve been lucky over the past month to meet people who have either visited or live in Sri Lanka.  I’ve met and chatted with John Stifler, an economics professor at UMass.  John was in Sri Lanka for more than a … Continue reading

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Berkman, American Univ., others propose citiJ training service

Bill Densmore (densmore@mediagiraffe.org) 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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