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December 15, 2008

A Revolution of New Technologies: Web 3.0- An Option for a New Journalism?

This is a link to my final paper for the "Future of News" class taught by Jeremy Iggers as part of the Masters of Liberal Studies at the University of Minnesota. It was a timely class during unprecedented times for journalism, politics, the world economy and...whatever comes next.
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November 9, 2008

Citizen Journalism- Is it Really News?

(Draft)
The explosion of so-called Citizen Journalism websites around the country has opened doors for unprecedented community contributions to journalism. Are these the works of "real" journalists? Depends on who you talk to, of course. The contributors to local efforts like the Twin Cities Daily Planet and The Uptake claim they are very much journalists. There are many others like Don Shelby and___ who state they are not. For Shelby its ostensibly a matter of vetting- is it a practice of citizen journalists to fact-check their stories. And there is the matter of training.

Jeff Jarvis
Kovach and Rosenstiel
Workday Minnesota
Examples from "Citizen Media:Fad or the Future of News?"