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Verification Vs. Speed Of A Breaking News Story

Tweet Blogs like TMZ and social media powerhouse Twitter may have broken the story of Michael Jackson’s death but the reality is that even the most casual news junkie wanted confirmation from an established journalism institution. Simon Owens explains and shows Google Trend goodness on how this went down last week regarding the death of […]

Aaron Brown Is Not A Fan Of Twitter

Tweet I don’t think Brown gets Twitter and he’s more than all right with that. “It still seems more self-indulgent than relevant, but oddly, that’s what a lot of journalism is these days.” Well, yeah, there is truth there as well. Personally, I like Aaron Brown and I appreciate his candor.

YouTube Reporters’ Center

Tweet Here’s a pretty cool service being launched on YouTube to help citizen journalists with tips and videos. I can imagine there are lots of great ideas there for those with a journalism background as well! I’m more of a reader than a video watcher myself, but this is a great potential way to catch […]

Recession Special At Knox Views

Tweet Knoxville peeps, Knox Views is having a Recession Special at their blog. This is very inventive. For a limited time only, KnoxViews is making our premium top banner advertising space available at no charge to local/area merchants, no strings attached. Help your company and your customers fight the recession and stimulate the local economy. […]

New iPhone Is THAT Good

Tweet Thanks to Christian Grantham at Nashville is Talking, we find that the new iPhone does a lot more than you thought it would. How good is the iPhone’s new video camera? Good enough to make the evening news, literally. Here’s the story of how the new iPhone which was used to shoot a news […]

Get Smart

Tweet Here you go: Journalism educators, professionals and students can develop and hone their skills in audio, photo and video storytelling at a Multimedia Boot Camp taught by the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, Aug. 9-14, in Nashville, Tenn. Tuition is $850, payable in advance. Low-cost housing at Extended Stay/Vanderbilt is available for an additional $71.40 […]

Subpoenas Handed Out To Vegas Paper

Tweet We need to be watching this. The Washington Post has reported that a Nevada newspaper has been served a grand jury federal subpoena to reveal the identities of commenters on its website. The newspaper editor is fighting the request. The editor, Thomas Mitchell, received the subpoena after his paper covered the prosecution of business […]

Attribute, Attribute, ATTRIBUTE

Tweet Michael Silence gives mainstream media a tongue lashing.

New Media’s Voice

Tweet From political writer Adam Kleinheider. The power of new media can be exaggerated. It constantly is. But in an early stage of a gubernatorial primary the blogs and the people behind them are players in the game. Read the whole thing. He explains this perfectly and he can tell you what it’s all about.

Post Of The Week

Tweet Jim Voorhies gives about the best advice I’ve read in awhile to companies as well as politicians. Yep, I’m writing you a letter just like I did REI when they screwed up. Some of you are already doing it. You’re ignoring the new media “opportunities.” And you’re getting sliced and diced out there. Politicians […]


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