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News from the grassroots

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Web Publishing Roll Up: The All Digital Newsroom As dark and gloomy as it may be, the newspaper industry is never dull. As newspapers continue to struggle to see another day, there has been recent speculation about the dramatic shifts poised to take place. As publishers cut back on print editions, sometimes even altogether halting them, they are turning to digital media to carry the load. The Christian Science Monitor, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Denver's Rocky Mountain News and the Tuscon Citizen exist purely in online formats. As we watch print editions disappear, a digital news operation emerges. What shape it will take and how it will thrive remains to be seen.

Imagining White House 2.0 - 3dna This is the full-text of my "Imagining White House 2.0" presentation for the Personal Democracy Forum conference. that was just one of the marijuana questions that ranked highly on all three of obama's online forums. much of the dialogue since then has been about how to prevent this "gaming" of the system. well, gaming the system is nothing new. it's been happening for decades. they're called lobbyists. pundits. 501c4s. political consultants. campaign ads. what's happening right now is regular people are finally getting a chance to game the system too. and when everyone does it, you know what that's called? but surely marijuana isn't one of the most important issues for average americans, right?

Incendiary attack against car dealership by Fire Cell / FAI (UK) On the night of Monday 10 October we hit the bastard system again with more fiery anger. Two cars at the GP Motors dealership in Newnham, Cambridge, were arsoned – we hope the flames spread to the others, bringing a roaring inferno to the quiet leafy streets. No one was outside, the only sign of the middle class residents awake was the blue glow of TV screens from curtained windows! While the insurrectionary action cell had adrenaline pumping, joy in the heart, the moon shining bright above and the refreshing night air. Shout out to the impatient and the bored shaking off passiveness and going on the attack against society!! To the Greek uprizers and most especially the CCF , you fill us with strength, stay strong and stay unbowed!

Online communities need leadership: Will journalists provide it, or will someone else? Building a helpful online community requires much more than enabling a comment system for articles or throwing open a discussion board. We teach newswriting and editing in journalism schools, but today’s interactive news publisher also needs to know how to elicit thoughtful, informative and instructive reports from readers who’ve never stepped foot in a j-school. Not to get all “After-School Special” on you, but if you don’t talk to your readers about what to write on your website, someone else will . (Cue scary music.) Do you really want some troll showing your readers how to respond to blog posts on your site?

IRF Bristol claims attack against Law Courts in solidarity with Revolutionary Struggle (UK) On the night of Monday 10 October, the windows of Bristol Magistrates Court were smashed and ‘FIGHT BACK’ sprayed on the front of the building. On the night of Tuesday 11 October, the windows of Bristol Civil Justice Centre were smashed. One of many reasons these buildings were attacked was in solidarity with people persecuted after the riots. These attacks were part of the struggle against power, a struggle that flared up again in August as people fought police and attacked police stations, cop cars and courts as well as so much else. Now the state is trying to make an example of the small percentage of rebels they’ve managed to catch – and is threatening collective punishment of families and households. Cracks are showing in the myth of democratic social consensus as authority, under attack, resorts to more naked force.

Newsroom Reporters write at typewriters, receive information by telephone from field reporters, wait for assignments, and study various newspapers at desks in the newsroom of The New York Times, in this photo from 1942 A newsroom is the central place where journalists—reporters, editors, and producers, along with other staffers—work to gather news to be published in a newspaper and/or an online newspaper or magazine, or broadcast on radio, television, or cable. Some journalism organizations refer to the newsroom as the city room.

Occupy Everything - Clusterfuck Nation "Recession Officially Over," The New York Times' lead headline declared around 7 o'clock this morning. (Watch: they'll change it.) That was Part A. Part B said, "US Incomes Kept Falling." Welcome to What-The-Fuck Nation. I suppose if you include the cost of things like the number of auto accident victims transported by EMT squads as part of your Gross Domestic Product such contradictions to reality are possible. Five Ws The Five Ws, Five Ws and one H, or the Six Ws are questions whose answers are considered basic in information-gathering. They are often mentioned in journalism (cf. news style), research, and police investigations.[1] They constitute a formula for getting the complete story on a subject.[2] According to the principle of the Five Ws, a report can only be considered complete if it answers these questions starting with an interrogative word:[3] Who did that?

7 Things You Should Know About Digital Storytelling Digital storytelling involves combining narrative with digital content to create a short movie. Digital stories can include interactive movies with highly produced audio and visual effects or presentation slides with narration or music. Some learning theorists believe that as a pedagogical technique, storytelling can be effectively applied to nearly any subject. Constructing a narrative and communicating it effectively require one to think carefully about the topic and the audience's perspective. The "7 Things You Should Know About..." series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning practices and technologies.

Grassroots A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) is driven by a community's politics. The term implies that the creation of the movement and the group supporting it are natural and spontaneous, highlighting the differences between this and a movement that is orchestrated by traditional power structures. Grassroots movements are often at the local level, as many volunteers in the community give their time to support the local party, which can lead to helping the national party. For instance, a grassroots movement can lead to significant voter registration for a political party, which in turn helps the state and national parties. Movement[edit]

Digital storytelling Digital storytelling refers to a short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share aspects of their life story. "Media" may include the digital equivalent of film techniques (full-motion video with sound), animation, stills, audio only, or any of the other forms of non-physical media (material that exists only as electronic files as opposed to actual paintings or photographs on paper, sounds stored on tape or disc, movies stored on film) which individuals can use to tell a story or present an idea. Introduction[edit] "Digital storytelling" is a relatively new term which describes the new practice of ordinary people who use digital tools to tell their 'story'. Digital stories often present in compelling and emotionally engaging formats, and can be interactive. One can define digital storytelling as the process by which diverse peoples share their life story and creative imaginings with others.

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