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Blogs as the Web Evolves…

The picture at the right comes from one of my favorite groups on Flickr: California Desert. I like this image in particular, because you get the sense that there are times when a path is quite clear.

Citizen Journalists, Start Your Engines

Everybody’s a reporter these days and Creative Weblogging is making it easier by launching its Creative Reporter Network, a new citizen journalist system that pays (handsomely) for great news content, tips, podcasts, and video clips.

Flackbusting: PR Gits Stalking Journalists

An interesting thing happened on the way to the blog. It seems there was a TV producer got an delightful story pitch through their email from a publicist. The producer promptly reviewed the dispatch and deleted it. Some ten minutes later, the publicist called the producer and interrogated the producer as to why he deleted the email after only two seconds.

Pothole Activism, Google Maps, and Cell Phone Journalists

Ingenious? Or a waste of precious time? You be the judge. A New York City man is utilizing Google Maps, Flickr, and the mobile camera phones of his fellow citizens to track the city’s multitude of potholes. Call it a “holey quest.” Yeah, that’s a zinger.

London’s Citizen Journalists Slammed In The Guardian

John Naughton, in today’s Guardian: Why I have serious doubts about the ‘citizen reporters’…

Bloggers Are Gonna Have to be Journalists

“Is there a “blog of record” that I can really trust? One where, having read one story about a matter, I can trust that the facts I now think I know are facts indeed?”…

Study: Majority of Journalists Use Blogs

ClickZ reports that a new study by Euro RSCG/Columbia University shows that more than 51 percent of journalists use blogs regularly, and 28 percent rely on them to help in their day-to-day reporting duties.

Secrets of Product Development and What Journalists Write

Before I came out to California to work at Yahoo, I watched the business and culture of Silicon Valley from a distance. I read lots of the trade rags, tech web sites, and books about early Internet companies (the Netscape era).

Canadian Journalists Learn About Blogs

The Canadian Association of Journalists held its CAJ Conference 2005 this weekend in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Tech Journalists Getting Fed Up With NDAs and Embargos

I read Molly Wood’s Inside tech journalism: the NDA game with great interest for two reasons.

Blogs in the Communications Mix

Recently, I wrote that it was all about content, and that no matter how great the content is, unless it is being pushed out in a way for people to read, it’s not going to matter.

The Wrong Question

Ana Marie Cox, author of the Wonkette blog and keynote speaker at the upcoming IABC international conference, dismissed the question “Who is a journalist?” when it was posed to her at a panel discussion telecast on C-Span.

Are Bloggers Journalists?

Ana Marie Cox, author of the Wonkette blog and keynote speaker at the upcoming IABC international conference, dismissed the question “Who is a journalist?” when it was posed to her at a panel discussion telecast on C-Span.

It’s All Happening In France

In February, I wrote about what some French newspapers are doing with blogs – Le Monde with its reader blogs and Libration with its journalists’ blogs.

Blogs and Trust

Lee Hopkins raised an old question in a new context in yesterday’s installment of For Immediate Release.

MSNBC Deploys Citizen Journalists in Quake’s Wake

MSNBC.com has launched a special earthquake eyewitness weblog written by readers that bolsters its coverage of the massive quake that struck Indonesia today with on-the-ground reports.

Two Surveys About RSS

RSS services company Nooked is sponsoring two new surveys asking questions related to RSS.

Online Media Changes Traditional Demographics

The latest entrant to the world of blogs by mainstream media made its debut yesterday …

Newspapers Using Blogs To Engage Readers

Earlier this week, I wrote about what some French newspapers are doing with blogs, commenting on Le Monde, Libration and Le Figaro.

MediaBistro Debuts Media Blogs

Frank Barnako reports that MediaBistro has launched five blogs about the media business.

Journalists Evangelize Blogs as PR People Doze Off

VC Jeff Nolan sat in on a panel discussion yesterday hosted by Burson-Marsteller with Business 2.0′s …