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VIDEO: PBS Newshour covers "citizen journalism" in Nov. 2005 report

The PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer aired a Nov. 16, 2005 segment about the "citizen journalism" phenomenon, discussing the Philbrick James Forum, in Deerfield, N.H., the WikiNews project and others. Click to the PBS site to launch the video or view the text.

The Seattle Times: Newspapers, family ownership and public policy

In this 2006 interview, Frank Blethen and Mike Fancher discuss the Seattle Times on its 110th Anniversary, talking about the joys and challenges of running a locally owned family newspaper. They touch upon the uniqueness of this business model in the modern newspaper industry and the familys commitment to journalistic values and community service.

AUDIO: "Progressive" Las Vegas radio talkmaster Doug Basham offers MP3 archives of authors, newsmakers

"Progressive" hyperbolic KLAV-Las Vegas radio talkmaster Doug Basham has archived dozens of downloadable MP3 audio files of on-air interviews with major writers and political figures.

AUDIO: Markos Moulitsas Zuniga / Jerome Armstrong on their book "Crashing the Gate"

AUDIO -- Two of the most prominent self-described progressive political bloggers -- Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitas Zuniga -- have authored a 177-page manifesto for how the U.S. Democratic Party can help its candidates win more races. They argue that even before Democrats can work on their message, they need to start by getting better mechanics in place. (MP3-18MB, 40 mins)

VIDEO: UC-Berkeley new-media lectures available via streaming video: Battelle, Cauthorn, McCombs, Schaffer, Gillmor, Estacio, Ne

New Media Musings writes that The UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism will host eight public talks on issues in new media, citizen media and multimedia March 27-30. Speakers are Craig Newmark of craigslist, Dan Gillmor of the Center for Citizen Media, John Battelle, author of "The Search," Jan Schaffer of the Institute for Interactive Journalism, Bob Cauthorn of City Tools, Terisa Estacio of KRON-TV, Regina McCombs of, and a panel of reporters and editors from the Oakland Tribune. Each presentation is free and open to the public, and no RSVP is necessary. The presentations also will be Webcast. Details ---- >

AUDIO/IDEAS: Pamphleteers vs. bloggers -- are their roles in change similar?

It was pamphleteers and newspapers which took participatory democracy away from the aristocracy in colonial America and enabled a mass-market discussion, according to Norman Sims, a journalism professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Now it's possible that blogs are serving a similar role -- opening up the political "sphere", says Sims. Sims, principal investigator of The Media Giraffe Project at UMass, spoke for 30 minutes to an audience in North Adams, Mass., in January, 2006, comparing blogs with pamphleteers.

Streaming video of Oxford Internet Institute covers ethics, rights, revenue models, governance, competition and platforms

The Oxford University Internet Institute, on held in Oxford, U.K., on Jan. 19, 2006, covered consumer behavior and media platforms, media ethics, rights and revenue models, competition and governance. Archived streaming video of all the sessions are available at the website.

AUDIO: Radio and media reform spotlighted in MP3 downloads by Univ. of Illinois graduate researcher

Paul Riismandel, a/k/a "MediaGeek" is a researcher at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who since 2001 has posted two or three audio postcasts (downloadable MP3s) each month on radio, media reform and federal regulation.

AUDIO: FreePress.NET offers "Media Minutes" in weekly MP3 downloadable podcast

"Media Minutes" is a weekly half-hour audio podcast, in MP3 format, produced by FreePress.NET of Northampton, Mass. It is carried on radio stations but you can jump to the FreePress page for the MP3s, or to sign up for an RSS feed. ---->

AUDIO: Link to WGBH Forum (Boston) of media-related audio podcasts

WGBH, the combined TV-radio public-broadcasting affiliate in Boston hosts the WGBH Forum, a set of ongoing public panel discussions on current topics. The website offers a sort of media-related podcasts or streams ---->
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