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November 30, 2004

China's Latest Web Blockade

Reporters Without Borders reports that China is blocking Google News. This surprises me, given that Google has already self-censored its content to appease Beijing.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 06:23 PM | Comments (0)

Guardian's Waldman Joins Blogosphere

Simon Waldman, who runs Guardian Online, has started a new blog that's well worth your time if you care about the future of journalism. (Disclosure: He wrote a flattering review of my book. I'd point to his blog even if he'd panned it...)

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 06:21 PM | Comments (0)

Web Citations Now Fully Linked

Many thanks to Kevin McAllister, who posted this page of links to the websites I mentioned in the book.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 10:34 AM | Comments (0)

November 10, 2004

Jarvis on Media

Ernest Miller interviews Jeff Jarvis about citizen journalism, and Jeff offers his typical wisdom. Good stuff. Be sure to read the comments.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 09:05 AM | Comments (0)

November 06, 2004

A Terrific Review from the U.K.

Nice way to wake up today: a note from a friend in London, who says that the Guardian has done a full-page, very positive review of the book, calling it "a gripping snapshot of a period of profound change."

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 02:04 AM | Comments (0)

November 05, 2004

Blogs and International Relations

Daniel Drezner and Henry Farrell have written a well-reasoned piece in Foreign Affairs about the intersection of grassroots media and international affairs. Summary:

Every day, millions of online diarists, or “bloggers,” share their opinions with a global audience. Drawing upon the content of the international media and the World Wide Web, they weave together an elaborate network with agenda-setting power on issues ranging from human rights in China to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. What began as a hobby is evolving into a new medium that is changing the landscape for journalists and policymakers alike.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 07:21 AM | Comments (1)

Book Notes

My publisher tells me that rights have been sold for Japanese, Portuguese and Korean editions of We the Media. Grassroots media in Asia is getting big, and Brazil is a hotbed of blogging and other media work, so I'm naturally pleased to see these thoughts get into their native languages.

Also, Fortune Magazine's David Kirkpatrick offered some kind words in his latest column, saying, "If you want to really understand the significance of blogging as a new media alternative," read the book.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 07:20 AM | Comments (0)


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