REPORT: Reimagining News and Community in the Pacific Northwest -- 250 commit to ecosystem collaboration, "happiness" index

Commitments develop a collaborative news ecosystem for the Pacific Northwest and a "happiness index" to measure the performance of U.S.

Murdoch, Huffington among speakers at two-day FTC workshop on journalism crisis: "From Town Crier to Bloggers"

UPDATE: Coverage of this event at the Reynolds Journalism Institute wiki site.

The Federal Trade Commission linked to filed comments and announced the two-day schedule of panels and speakers for its Dec. 1-2 workshop in Washington, D.C., entitled:  "From Town Crier to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive in the Internet Age?" Among speakers: Rupert Murdoch and Arianna Huffington.

Starting a "LONC" get's easier -- as resources emerge for legal, software help

During Journalism That Matters gatherings organized with the help of the Media Giraffe Project, entrepreneurs starting local online news communities (LONCs) often cite three fears in getting started:

RUNNING NOTES: "How to Make Money on News" at Shorenstein Center

I took running notes of the discussion yesterday at the Harvard-Shorenstein event, "How to Make Money with News." You can read them
here: http://www.newshare.com/wiki/index.php/Shorenstein-newspay

Also, there's a Twitter stream here:
http://twitter.com/search?q=%23newsmoney  and here:
http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Shorenstein

Running notes: "How to Make Money with News" at Shorenstein Center

I took running notes of the discussion yesterday at the Harvard-Shorenstein event, "How to Make Money with News." You can read them
here: http://www.newshare.com/wiki/index.php/Shorenstein-newspay

Also, there's a Twitter stream here:
http://twitter.com/search?q=%23newsmoney  and here:
http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Shorenstein

Seattle LONC "Crosscut" goes nonprofit

Crosscut, the Seattle-based local online news community (LONC), has moved from for-profit to nonprofit. Announcing the news on their website, publisher David Brewster said that after years of trying to build a for-profit model, they now believed the best model for the future would be nonprofit:

VIDEO: Harvard Prof. Michael Sandel on why news reading is critical to citizenship -- not consumer-ship

Why is journalism important?  Listen to Michael Sandel, Professor of Government at Harvard University:

http://www.songofacitizen.com/songofacitizen.com/1.html

Says Sandel in this five-minute video: "The newspaper is perhaps the most important instrument of civic education, because that is the way citizens learn what's at stake."

What are the information needs of communities? Knight Commission to report

What are the news and information needs of communities?

A two-year inquiry by a joint Aspen Institute-Knight Foundation study commission will issue its findings on the subject on Friday — and you can watch their report live and follow the Twitter stream via the hashtag #knightcomm.

My Citizen Journalism Experience

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Click here to read the full blog post about Jeff Engmann's experience with the website BleacherReport.com.  Engmann is a student intern for the MGP.

I began writing for the website in May of 2008. Initially I approached the website timidly. After all, I was going to school to earn my right to write, while this website unrepentantly blurs the line between journalist and blogger. But somehow, some way, it’s become a notable display of controlled anarchy (well, in writing terms).

Localocracy: A new way to connect on community issues

A discussion from Aug. 12, 2009, between and among Bill Densmore and Norm Sims of the Media Giraffe Project, and Connor White-Sullivan, founder of the startup Localocracy.com in Amherst, Mass.
Click on the carat to the left of the bar below to launch streaming audio, or download an MP3 podcast for offline listening.  (23 mins., 41 secs. / 5.7MB)

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