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September 30, 2004

Citizen Journalist Captures Government Seizure at Radio Station

Sean Gilligan has posted mobile phone pictures of an FCC raid on an unlicensed radio station in Santa Cruz.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 07:15 AM | Comments (0)

September 28, 2004

New TV News Channel and VideoBlogging

BoingBoing takes note of the increasing visibility of the new TV news channel -- by and for young adults (great way to save on wages and health insurance, eh, guys?) -- being put together by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. Video blogging is going to be a core competency, it would seem.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 07:48 AM | Comments (0)

September 21, 2004

CBS Affair on KQED Radio

I'll be joining a panel Wednesday morning on KQED's Forum program, to discuss the CBS Bush memos story and its implications. We're on from 9-10 a.m.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 11:09 AM | Comments (0)

September 20, 2004

BlogCritics Reviews

Two new and mostly positive reviews on the BlogCritics site here and here.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 08:59 AM | Comments (0)

September 17, 2004

Ohskosh Covers an Election Online

This site is doing a comprehensive job of covering a local election. Newspapers, take note.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 02:47 PM | Comments (0)

CBS News and a 'We the Media' Moment

I did a column on the Bush National Guard memos controversy, discussing the role of the bloggers. You can find it here, with quite a few comments on the matter from readers.

Posted by Dan Gillmor at 08:51 AM | Comments (0)

Book Notes

  • Jay Rosen and I had a long conversation at a journalism conference.
  • Bill Moyers commends the book in this speech at a recent journalism conference.
  • CNN's Christine Boese asks, Will cyber journalists turn the tables on big media?
  • Ed Brill has a four-part discussion on his website.

    Posted by Dan Gillmor at 08:50 AM | Comments (0)

    September 14, 2004

    Understanding the New Political/Media Sphere

    In a column on Forbes.com entitled "Bloggers and Blinders," Steve McGookin looks at We the Media in the political context. He raises, among other issues, a key question about the echo-chamber effect: our tendency to visit the sites we agree with, rather than seeking out information and opinion that might change our outlook.

    Posted by Dan Gillmor at 02:39 PM | Comments (0)

    September 10, 2004

    An Editor Questioned on Journalism Ethics

    Jay Rosen skewers the Miami Herald's editor, with some justice.

    Posted by Dan Gillmor at 12:21 PM | Comments (0)

    More Reviews, Coverage

  • Staci Kramer of Online Journalism Review did a long Q&A with me about the book.
  • The Guardian's Hamish Mackintosh also did a Q&A recently.
  • John Ness of Newsweek International has a short but kind mention.
  • The San Antonio Current newspaper says the book shows that Big Media's dominant days "are numbered."

    Posted by Dan Gillmor at 11:28 AM | Comments (0)

    September 05, 2004

    C-Span Airing Internet Panel

    At last week's Progress & Freedom Foundation Aspen meeting I did a panel with James Taranto, who writes the Wall Street Journal's OpinionJournal.com "Best of the Web" blog. The topic was how political operatives are using the Internet, and how regular folks can do the same in their political activities. As I said in the book, I don't agree with him politically, for the most part, but he does write with real style (and is a thoughtful, nice guy in person).

    I don't think there's a file of our talk on the Web, but here's the schedule on the C-Span site. Let me know if you see it archived anywhere and I'll point to it. Thanks.

    UPDATE: Argghh, they spelled my name wrong on the screen. That's unfortunate.

    Posted by Dan Gillmor at 09:17 AM | Comments (0)

    Tech Nation on 'We the Media'

    Moira Gunn and I had an interesting discussion about the book on her public-radio show, Tech Nation. Scroll down for this RealAudio link.

    Posted by Dan Gillmor at 09:17 AM | Comments (0)

    Citizens Media, an Example

    I talk a lot about low-end tools that create high-quality media. Here's an example: Phil Shapiro's interview with August Trometer, who founded dotmac.info to connect people and communities via creative projects.

    Posted by Dan Gillmor at 09:16 AM | Comments (0)

    September 03, 2004

    Comment Registration Now Required

    The comment spammers have found this blog, so we're now requiring registration. Sorry, but it's necessary.

    Posted by Dan Gillmor at 08:18 AM | Comments (0)


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