The following comments were sent to the Journalism That Matters list as the result of a query April 8, 2010 by Bill Densmore, who wrote: "Can I ask for you please to contribute a little crowdsourced wisdom for to share tomorrow? I'm going to be participating in a one-day event at the Berkman Institute at Harvard Law School on cyberlaw topics. See: http://www.omln.org/conference/agenda " The are edited and used by permission.
TWO CASES TO CONSIDER: The first involving the Cleveland Plain Dealer is elevating once again the challenge of managing anonymous comments:
ALSO: KY. NEWSPAPER COMMENTER TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS FOR NOWHowever, Madison Circuit Judge Jean Logue adopts multipart test that allows for Web poster to be identified if certain criteria are met.http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=22822
Listen to and view highlights of the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s annual convention Feb. 5-6, 2010 in Boston. New England News Forum director Bill Densmore audio recorded six sessions, all reached from a single URL for streaming or download. Densmore also moderated a sesson on Non Profit journalism and there’s archived video of session, plus a page which lists the participants and some of the key narrative comments.
"The New(s) England Revolution: From Politics to Courtroom to Classroom," a one day gathering, Saturday, April 7, 2007 -- Univ. of Mass. at Lowell. A kickoff event for the New England News Forum which aism to assist journalists and the public in broadening civic engagement and studying media change. Designed for teachers, journalists, local and political bloggers, community videographers and active citizens. Keynote speaker: Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas. For details go to the conference home page. Topics include blog coverage of the New Hampshire presidential primary; bloggers in courts and jail; shield laws; how news can advance civic education in schools; and the changing press-public relationship.
A lifelong progressive-left activist is beta-testing a new online news service for metropolitan Boston. He says it will invite news contributions from anyone, may try an innovative co-operative ownership model, and will cover politics, conferences, demonstrations and the arts, among other things.
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Key political operatives, bloggers, academics and media figures from New Hampshire gathered on Dec. 6 to debate how the Internet is affecting New Hampshire's presidential primary. (READ WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAID) / (LISTEN TO AUDIO) /
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