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JTM-MN: Christine Stuart of CTNewsJunkie at New Pampleteers


Christine Stuart left a small daily newspaper in 2006 to take over CTNewsJunkie and has built it into a respected source of state government news for the Nutmeg state. In this audio portion of a Skype videoconference, Stuart trades notes with Wisconsin placebloggers assembled at "The New Pamphleteers," conference June 5, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minn.

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JTM-MN: Andrew Donohue of Voice of San Diego


Top editor Andrew Donohue of Voice of San Diego, a pioneering local online news community organized as a non-profit, speaks via Skype connection on June 5, 2008 with fellow local news bloggers at "The New Pamphleteers," conference in Minneapolis, Minn. Donohue is a native of Wisconsin who earned a journalism degree at the University of Minnesota, he said. Click on the carat to the left of the bar below to launch streaming audio of the session. Or download an MP3 audio.

JTM-MN: John Nichols on the survival of journalism: Be virtual, be real, be influential


Johnnichols John Nichols rode his bicycle down to the weekly newspaper when he was age 11 in his hometown of Union Grove, Wis. (pop. 970) and presented himself to the editor as ready for duty as a journalist. "I never wanted to be anything but a newspaperman." But earlier this year, The Columbia University School of Journalism graduate presided as the No. 2 editor as The Capital Times of Madison, Wis., a paper he's served for decades, ceased daily print publication and went all-web plus twice weekly.

In a 25-minute talk to the New Pampleteers/New Reporters convening in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 5, 2008, Nichols offers advice about the survival of journalism without print -- be virtual, but be real and be influential. 

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What sort of technology tools are needed to sustain civic journalism?  It's a key question we hope to answer at April 30-May 3 in Silicon Valley. Listen to this inpromptu discussion among Paul Bass, founder of the local online newsblog, the New Haven Independent, Marc Oppenheimer, director of the Yale University Journalism Initiative, and Bill Densmore, director of the Media Giraffe Project/JTM at UMass Amherst.  The discuss occurred Jan. 18, 2008 at a New Haven restaurant. Then add your comments below.

Wally Bowen of Mountain Area Information Network


It's hard for Wally Bowen to walk along the streets of downtown Asheville, N.C., without getting stopped by a listener, viewer, reader or political fellow traveler who has been touched by -- or volunteers for -- his Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN).

In the 1980s, Bowen left a job as a PR person for the University of North Carolina at Asheville and started a media-literacy advocacy group. In the 1990s he started one of the first-ever local online news services in MAIN. And now his not-profit operates a low-power FM station.

On April 2, 2008, Bowen talked with the Media Giraffe Project about his odyssey as a progressive media activist.  You can listen to streaming audio (60 minutes) by clicking on the carat on the bar below:

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Dave Mastio of at Knight L.A. seminar


Dave Mastio's helps aggregate local news blog feeds for regions throughout the United States for presentation on news and other websites. In this excerpt, Masio talks about his motivation for starting BlogNetNews. founder Keith Burton

in founder Keith Burton describes the Biloxi, Miss., website's emergence as an award-winning resource for post-Katrina victims and rebuilding an explains how he sustains the operation during a panel discussion in Los Angeles on March 2, 2008.

Burton was among panelists at a four-day seminar: "Best Practices: Editorial and Commentary in Cyberspace," presented by the Knight Digital Media Center of the USC Annenberg School for Communication in partnership with the National Conference of Editorial Writers. Approximately 30 editorial writers attended.

Participant journalism, interacting, authoring


At the Georgia Tech Computation and Journalism Symposium Feb. 23, 2008, Nora Paul of the University of Minnesota, moderates the panel, "Participant Journalism and Journalism Participation: Interacting and Authoring New Media," wih panelists Ian Bogost, Georgia Tech videogame designer and professor; Ezra Cooperstein, development director for viewer-created content at Current.TV; Lila King, senior producer for user participation at, and Wilson Miner, designer and co-founder of



Georgia Tech: Keynotes and ubiquitous journalism


This is unedited audio of two sessions at the Georgia Tech Symposium on Computation and Journalism held Feb. 22-23, 2008 in Atlanta. The audio begins part way through the introduction by Irfan Essa, conference convenor, then continues with keynote addresses by Google's Krisna Bharat and American Public Media's Michael Skoler. Then after a few minutes' of break, the audio picks up with a panel on Unbiquitous Journalism, with moderator Leonard Witt of Kennesaw State University, along with panelists Mark Hansons, of UCLA; Sanjay Sood of; and Leah Clver of

"21st-century editors" at Georgia Tech -- tech needs


On Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, we grabbed audio of a panel on the "21st Century Editor in Chief." The talk is part of the Symposium on Computation and Journalism at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Moderator is Gary Kebbel, program director of the Knight Foundation in charge of the Knight News Challenge. On the panel are Shawn MacIntosh, director of culture and change at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mitch Gelman, senior vp and executive producer of and Christopher Barr, senior editorial director at Yahoo! and former founding editor in chif of CNet Networks.

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