What do we mean by engagement? An RJI fellow ponders

In 2008-2009, Donald W. Reynolds Fellow Mike Fancher concluded that journalists needed to develop a “new ethic of public engagement” as an enhancement or amendment to The Journalist’s Creed. This year, Reynolds Fellow Joy Mayer has been following that thread. She’s been asking: “What do we mean by engagement?” The idea of sorting out the meaning … Continued

Yahoo: An unlikely source for a journalism stylebook?

Giving away a stylebook at the Online News Association convention, above, is Chris Barr, an editor at Yahoo Inc. Barr was supervising editor for Yahoo’s online news stylebook, which was published earlier this year. Barr says he’s talked at 12 journalism schools so far about the book, and he was surprised to learning that at … Continued

PAYWALL/CHARGING: NYTimes CEO’s audio interview comments at the World Editor’s Forum, Hamburg

Here is New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson at the World Editor’s Forum, Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 7, 2010, as posted by EditorsWebLog reporter/editor Emma Heald at: http://www.editorsweblog.org/multimedia/2010/10/audio_janet_robinson_of_the_new_york_tim.php This is the full text of the audio clip, starting after Robinson’s comments about The Times of London’s paywall. It’s clear there are a few edits between … Continued

AUDIO: Community media and the future of news

Reynolds Journalism Institute consultant Bill Densmore moderates a panel at the Alliance for Community Media in Pittsburgh: “Community Media and the Future of News.” As the decline of newspapers is felt throughout the country, could community media & technology centers be the new model for local news? Could Citizen Journalism be an opportunity for community … Continued

AUDIO: Five minutes about InfoValet on WJR Detroit’s Frank Beckman show

In a five-minute audio podcast, CircLabs Inc. co-founder and Information Valet Project director Bill Densmore talks with Frank Beckman, live on WJR-AM Detroit, about an idea for one-ID, one-account, one-bill access to web news information and about the Information Trust Association idea. Beckman invited Densmore onto his morning talk program on July 19, after reading a post on the … Continued

DC think-tank strategist warns PEG-access TV operators of “uber” radio spectrum policy battles

PITTSBURGH, Penn. — Cable public-access station operators were given a strong dose of media policy on Thursday at their annual convention as a Washington, D.C. think-tank leader urged them to join an “urber” political battle playing out among telecommunications companies, regulators and public advocates. Corporations are working to control the public airwaves and radio spectrum … Continued