CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Famed columnist and free-press advocate John Nichols will lead a public discussion about new roles for libraries during a Thursday, April 7 evening symposium at the Cambridge Public Library, beginning at 7 p.m.
Besides speaking himself, Nichols will convene a discussion of the best ideas emerging from the MIT-hosted gathering. The evening will include a chance for the public to sit in breakouts with "Beyond Books" participants to add their thoughts.
NATICK, Mass. -- Newspaper publishers need to start focusing on the new way that consumers are accessing news -- mobile devices like their phone or tablet device, says Arthur Howe, CEO of Verve Wireless Inc. and a former Pulitzer-prizing winning journalist.
“It will be very shortly the No. 1 screen for news and advertising,” says Howe. “That’s shocking to some publishers.” It will surpass desktop usage by late 2013 for access to news, analysts predict, according to Howe (pictured, right). Howe spoke today (Oct. 21, 2010) at the New England Newspaper & Press Association's fall conference and awards luncheon at a Natick, Mass. hotel.
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:
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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.
Source: New England Society of Newspaper Editors
Full poll results are available on the NEFAC/Northeastern website:
The vast majority of New Englanders believe that having open access to the workings of government is important to citizenship and most favor toughening the laws that protect access, according to a poll of attitudes toward the First Amendment. Moreover, nearly nine out of ten New Englanders believe government agencies that wrongly withhold public records should pay the legal bills necessary to open them.