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Exeter Reunion 2022

Archive of “passion” presentation by Bill Densmore, Williamstown, Mass. With the colors: The past and future of news, communities and democracy.  (VIEW ACCOMPANYING SLIDES AS A PDF)    Additional notes about Berkshire journalism change and decline  WHITE PAPER: From … Continue reading


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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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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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ITEGA provenance: 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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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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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.

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VIDEO: Daniel Pink “The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”

Counter-intuitive research (from Carnegie-Mellon, Univ. of Chicago and MIT, some of it funded by the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank) about what motivates people to achieve in a work environment, explained by author Daniel Pink, of Washington, D.C. The traditional notions … Continue reading

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A call to action: Making the marketplace for trust, identity and information commerce

As the news and paper come unglued, what will pay for journalism in the new news ecosystem? We need a new digital marketplace for information. READ MORE: Managing information overload is an opportunity. How can publishers can cultivate customized, … Continue reading

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Four U.S. teachers sought to help with government-sanctioned progressive high-school experiment in China

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Media Giraffe Project conference alum Stephen Wilmarth is seeking to hire four U.S. teachers to spend a minimum of one year in China as part of a government-sanctioned effort to experiment with innovative teaching methods focused on … Continue reading

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Parsing Apple’s announced policy on in-app, third-party subscriptions

For months, news publishers have been debating whether Apple will allow them to maintain their subscriber account relationships when the publishers start launching .apps. which run on the iPad. Today Apple spoke in what seems to be fairly clear language. … Continue reading

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