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Expecting accountability? Then Tom Price has a question to answer

Earlier this week, Dan Heyman, a reporter for Public News Service, tried to ask the Trump adminstration a question about health care. Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas E. Price did not answer. The circumstances under which the question … Continue reading

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INVITATION: Learn how communities can get — and create — information we need to be self governing — May 18-21, Portland, Ore.

TO FRIENDS PASSIONATE ABOUT JOURNALISM AND COMMUNITY Consider joining us May 18-21 in Portland, Ore., for “Elevate Engagement,” a gathering to explore new ways for the public to get — and create — the information we need to be self … Continue reading

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Testing theories about Trump, religion, faith, immigration and politics at Harvard Divinity School symposium

By Bill Densmore  / PRINTABLE VERSION Here are my file notes from attending a “Symposium on Religious Literacy and Journalism,” on Dec. 8-9, 2016 at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. The Religious Literacy Project http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/12/religious-lit-symposium/ SCHEDULE SPEAKERS/LEADERS — … Continue reading

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Journalism That Matters sets Oct. 1-4 gathering in Portland focused on community engagement

You’re invited to . . . Experience Engagement A national conference and practice workshop: How can communities and journalism thrive together? Oct. 1-4, 2015, Portland, Oregon Presented by Journalism That Matters and the Agora Journalism Center of the University of Oregon … Continue reading

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The “four-party model” — choice, control for consumers, opportunity for publishers

The open Internet has shifted access and control of digital information largely from publishers to consumers.  Many publishers are struggling to make money. Consumers have access to ubiquitous information, but have trouble sorting it or acquiring the most trustworthy knowledge. … Continue reading

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Does local newspaper ownership matter? These experts found more than 30 of nation’s 50 “most successful” newspapers were locally owned

Three years ago,  a former news manager and news-management consultant — a married couple just retired from teaching journalism in Oregon — set out on a 50-state journey to spotlight some of the most successful U.S. daily newspapers.  They stopped and … Continue reading

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Another voice explains why newspapers must move beyond the news

We’ve written about the need for newspapers to stop thinking about they physical product  and start acting like “information valets” for their users in an age where attention is at a premium — helping users to manage their “personas.”   … Continue reading

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Tracking corporate rules-change ideas

Corporate Rules Change: RESOURCES (updated June 3, 2013) RULES CHANGE HOMEPAGE RULES CHANGE CATEGORIES (AUDIO)  PRINTABLE DOWNLOADS: Five key categories of rules change Fifteen mainstream rule changes The white paper (excerpted below) Hedrick Smith’s “Ten Steps” United Republic’s Nine Points Monks: Six … Continue reading

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How can media sustain community, and vice versa?

Audio of a May 31, 2012 panel discussion at the U.S. Slow Living Summit, in Brattleboro, Vt. http://www.hipcast.com/playweb?audioid=Pf47ac64fa52f1e22854c99190a8365cbYl5%2BQlREYWt0&buffer=5&fc=FFFFFF&pc=CCFF33&kc=FFCC33&bc=FFFFFF&brand=1&player=ap21

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John Paton on paywalls, strategy, Patch, outsourcing and keeping local journalism vibrant

EXCERPTED TRANSCRIPT (exact quotes only were indicated by quote marks) of MediaNews Group Inc.-published audio of Journal Register Co. CEO John Paton speaking Sept. 7, 2011 to MediaNews Group at the Denver Post Listen to Journal Register Corp. CEO John … Continue reading

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