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New website and comments via Watershed Media Project

Check out the new website and research blog for the Watershed Media Project, with a focus on democratization and equity in journalism funding and practice. It’s on the baseline Word Press 2015 theme — nice minimalist design with big fonts, … Continue reading

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Introducing: The Watershed Media Project

The Watershed Media Project is a new initiative to research and develop grassroots funding, production and promotional models for independent, public-interest journalism and media. Watershed is a nonprofit, fiscally sponsored project of Independent Arts & Media; it is also a … Continue reading

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Shield Law Wouldn’t Apply to Non-Journalist Journalists

While I’ve previously rhapsodized about open-media platforms such as WikiLeaks as an idealized, power-balancing mechanism for democracy, all that is only possible assuming that the expectations and practices of a free society remaining intact. That is far from a safe … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks has changed everything.

The WikiLeaks/Afghanistan story is a watershed moment for journalism in the online era. It didn’t just recalibrate the official Afghan war narrative. It also exposed a raw nerve about the leadership role of legacy news media in serving democracy’s vital … Continue reading

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Net Architecture and the Future of Journalism

Our best hope for journalism is that it adapts to the Internet as a medium, by adopting a decentralized organizational structure, in sync with the Internet’s basic/essential architecture as a network. In the network, power and access are distributed, everyone’s … Continue reading

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Noted: NPR’s Vivian Schiller at the IRE conference

The speech by NPR CEO Vivian Schiller at the recent Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Las Vegas indicates that the wise teachings of the small, independent news nonprofit are going mainstream: Partnerships=good. Competition’s in the blood, but teaming up … Continue reading

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