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Ohmy's founder holds forth at Hahvahd

From OhmyNews: OhmyNews a 'Marriage of Democracy and Technology' OMN founder Oh Yeon Ho gives a keynote speech at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society Email Article  Print Article Todd Thacker (internews)     Oh Yeon Ho addresses attendees of the Berkman Center Internet and Society Conference at Harvard University on Dec 11. ©2004 T.Thacker […]

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Ohmy: A news interview with Dan Gillmor!

OhmyNews, the South Korean internet newspaper that's a world leader in the citizen-journalism scene, interviews Dan Gillmor, who's leaving his corporate newspaper gig behind to become a citizen journalism entrepreneur. An excerpt: I heard your remarks yesterday at the conference. It seems your anger against the mainstream media was a part of the reason you […]

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Debating a better shield law for U.S. journalists

This online debate took place between Paul K. McMaster of the First Amendment Center and Harry Kalven Jr, a University of Chicago law professor. The preamble: This Wednesday (Dec. 8), Time magazine journalist Matthew Cooper and New York Times reporter Judith Miller go to trial in Washington, D.C. for refusing to reveal confidential sources. They […]

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Land of the free? Not if you’re a journalist!

The NYT carried a Reuters story Wednesday on the the image problem of press freedom in the United States, where the First Amendment celebrated its 213th birthday.

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On timidity and being a team player

I went off on a wee bit of a rant tonight on CAJ-L. The trigger was a posting on the timidity of the Canadian media. John Miller wrote: > This is precisely the problem. Journalists in Canada have> become a meek lot. The corporate culture of, say, CanWest > Global Communications (to name the most obvious […]

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