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July 31 2010

14:24

2008 Documentary about Columbia Journalism School (long)

Since the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism—the only j-school in the Ivy League—opened nearly a century ago, its mission has been to educate journalists and uphold the standards of journalistic excellence. Columbias Journalism School offers three degree programs: Master of Science in journalism (full and part-time), Master of Arts in journalism and a Ph.D. in communications. Students study journalism in the classroom, but also by covering diverse neighborhoods of New York City with close guidance and mentoring from their professors. Students form intense bonds during their time at the school. Every day, students are invited to attend and participate in lectures, workshops, conferences, and receptions with journalists who visit the school.

In the hours after the New Hampshire primary and the media’s confusion over the polls, Tom Brokaw tells Chris Matthews about ‘old time journalism’, where journalists report on issues and stop trying to predict who’s going to win.

February 25 2010

07:58

Not interest in hyperlocal that scales

I’m not interested in “hyperlocal” journalism that scales.  These start-up, disruptive sites have their best chance at success if they are locally run and locally owned.

Catching up with feeds, as you do, I finally got chance to read Brian Cubbison’s Q & A with Howard Owens about his award winning online news service The Batavian.

Howard is a US newspaper exec and long time advocate of the web, journalism and their combined disruptive power; I have an image of Howard in a t-shirt with the slogan ‘I’m disruptive’ on it.

Obviously the quote I picked chimed with me and my thoughts about hyperlocal only having to be ‘big enough’. But the whole  interview makes for interesting reading and offers some useful insight in to his approach.

Go and have a look.

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