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First wikipedias, now wikinews

Samatha Israel posted this earlier this week at blogonblog. First, you may be wondering what a wiki is. Allow me to explain! Go to your copy of We The Media: Grassroots journalism by the people, for the people by Dan Gillmor (you do have a copy, don't you? :) ) and turn to page 31. For those […]

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Dan Gillmor to start citizen journalism venture

Dan Gillmor, author of  “We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People,” is going to practice what he has written about. The veteran technology journalist wants to start a citizen journalism venture. Here's his blog entry. And here's a quote from it:  I hope to pull together something useful that helps enable […]

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Reporter takes credit for soldier's tough question

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Rummy to his friend, got a rough going-over during a town hall with soldiers in Kuwait earlier this week. Now it turns out that a reporter embedded with the unit may have been playing town hall puppetmaster. Here's the CNN story: Edward Lee Pitts, Chattanooga Times Free Press military affairs reporter, said he […]

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On reporting the 'good news' from Iraq

The Star's Antonia Zerbisias holds forth on the fact that most of the “good news” on Iraq is coming from those who haven't set foot there: Read on: The other night on ABC News Nightline, Ted Koppel asked National Public Radio war correspondent Anne Garrels, who has been in Iraq throughout the war, “When you […]

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