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Netroots Wisconsin

Netroots Wisconsin will be a regional conference of Netroots Nation on Sept. 25 in Madison, WI. It will be a place for the Netroots folks in Wisconsin to meet each other, discuss issues, and celebrate the Cheddarsphere. We also hope to invite progressive politicians from the state, and have discussion on the future of journalism in Wisconsin, local blogging, and how to be more effective bloggers/citizen journalists.

Please visit our web site to register, suggest session topics, and to learn more.


Madison Senior Center

330 West Mifflin St.

MadisonWI 54751

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Ten Ways Journalism School is Teaching Social Media

Submitted by Steve Hanson on Sat, 06/20/2009 – 8:46am

From Mashable.Com

With news organizations beginning to create special positions to manage the use of social media tools, such as the recently appointedsocial editor at The New York Times, journalism schools are starting to recognize the need to integrate social media into their curricula. That doesn’t mean having a class on Facebook () or Twitter (), which many college students already know inside and out, but instead means that professors are delving into how these tools can be applied to enrich the craft of reporting and producing the news and ultimately telling the story in the best possible way.

And though many professors are still experimenting and learning how these tools can be used, below are the 10 ways journalism schools are currently teaching students to use social media. Please share in the comments others that you have found to be important and effective as well.

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Efforts Related to JTM

Submitted by Steve Hanson on Tue, 05/05/2009 – 5:33pm

JTM-Related Efforts

Includes info compiled by Persephone Miel and Bill Densmore in November 2008.

BarCamp NewsInnovation

Center for Citizen Media
A new initiative aimed at helping to enable and encourage grassroots media, especially citizen journalism, at every level.

Center for Future Civic Media

Center for Social Media

When Movies Go to Washington: Documentary Films & Public Policy in the United States (Vol 1)

Citizen Media Law Project at the Berkman Center at Harvard University

Citizens Global Studio

E-democracy Projects

Journalism Enterprise blog


J-Lab helps journalists and citizens use digital technologies to develop new ways for people to participate in public life with projects on innovations in journalism, citizen media, interactive news stories, entrepreneurship, training and research and publications.

JStartup News

“Welcome to JStartup news, a place for news people to discuss, rate, and share news and commentary about journalism startups, new business models for news, hacker journalism and anything else that falls along these lines.”


Knight Community Information Challenge,

Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy,

Knight Pulse,

Etc.; see Knight Pulse for more possibilities

Media Bloggers Association

Media Giraffe

Media Shift

New England News Forum

New News Media

Connecting people who have solutions for community journalism in the digital world.

Newspaper Association of America, Digital Media Resources

News Innovation Summits

News Online

“News Online is an online group for professionals in “online news” around the world. It carries on in the spirit of former “online-news” e-mail list now with additional web/digest options. With more than 230 people join in its first month”

Newspaper Next

Nieman Journalism Lab
The Nieman Journalism Lab is a collaborative attempt to figure out how quality journalism can survive and thrive in the Internet age.

Online News Association


Placeblogger is a site where you can search for local sources of news, information, and community near where you live, work and travel.

Poynter’s E-Media Tidbits

Reynolds Journalism Institute

Typepad for Journalists (formerly the Typepad Journalist Bailout Program)

We Media
We Media is a web site, a community, a conference and a global movement to make the world better through media.

Wired Journalists
You’re a journalist who wants to build your skills, serve your community, and advance your career. We’re here to help.

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PBS and Knight Foundation Looking for Input on News Needs

Submitted by Steve Hanson on Thu, 04/30/2009 – 7:03am

From the PBS Engage Site

We need your input

In today’s media environment – with so many newspapers cutting back on editorial staff, and online media becoming more ever-present each day – do you have the information you need to accomplish your personal goals and to be an effective citizen?

The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy and PBS Engage have teamed up to explore the issues around each citizen’s information needs, and we would like to hear from you. See the Commission’s draft introduction to its report and please share your answers to our questions below.