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JTM:MN - New Pamphleteers: Opening Circle - Expectations and Expertise


The second session of the New Pamphleteers conference at the University of Minnesota June 4, 2008. Featured here is the opening circle, a sharing of expectations and expertise.

There is an introduction, small group discussions (starting at 37:34) and then a large group discussion/ individual introductions (starting at 1:27:00).

JTM:MN - New Pamphleteers: Citizens at the Gates: A Research Briefing


The first session of the Journalism That Matters Collaborative's New Pamphleteers conference at the University of Minnesota June 4, 2008.

This video contains the final part of Margaret Duffy's Citizens at the Gates Research Briefing. This session in its entirety will be posted to the web soon. Look here for more information.

JTM:MN - Mary Turck on Citizen Journalism


Mary Turck, editor for the Twin Cities Daily Planet, discusses her experiences with citizen journalism. Turck talks about the need for citizen journalism projects to mentor potential contributors.

JTM:MN - Peggy Holman sets the stage for the conference's structure and principles


Peggy Holman introduces the open communication structure of the Journalism That Matters Collaborative's New Pamphleteers conference at the University of Minnesota June 5, 2008.

Here Peggy describes some of the concepts and principles that influence this conference, the Collaborative and the gathering.

JTM:MN - Matt Thompson on Citizen Journalism


Matt Thompson, deputy web editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, discusses his experiences with citizen journalism.

Wally Bowen of the Mountain Area Info Network


After a career in newspaper journalism and college public relations, Wally Bowen in the 1980s became an early pioneer in the field of media-literacy education. In the 1990s, he founded what has become Mountain Area Information Network, in Asheville, N.C., a non-profit online news service, low-power FM station and Internet Service Provider. In this one-hour interview with the Media Giraffe Project's Bill Densmore, Bowen explains the unique operation and why he's motivated to continue with it.

Interview with Cody Howard


Cody Howard is the News Director at Channel 6 News in Lawrence, Kansas. For the past few years the station has worked with its sister newspaper to create a "Citizen Journalism Academy" in which ordinary people from the community can learn the fundamentals of journalism from the professionals. Here Cody talks a little about his organization's push towards the internet and how the Citizen Journalism Academy came about.

One laptop per child filters out to the tech crowd


Len Witt, journalism professor at Kennesaw State University, interviews a user of the "One Laptop Per Child" device during a conference at Georgia Tech on Feb. 23, 2008.

Geoff Davidian's wedge approach to journalism


Former daily-newspaper editor and reporter Geoff Davidian was upset when he felt his bank charged fees he hadn't agreed to. So he filed suit and started using the discovery process to learn he wasn't along. Davidian explained his reporting tactic in a Media Giraffe Project interview recorded in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2008. This is not Davidian's first muckraking crusade.

Plotting the future of independent media


How do you bring 200 strangers together for two days, ask them to debate the future of progressive media, and come up with action steps? Marc Tognotti explains in this short interview during a break in the Independent Media Strategy Summit held Jan. 25-27, 2008 in Santa Cruz, Calif.

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