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17th Century Pamphlets as Social Media

The Atlantic has just alerted me that the leaders of Twitter and Facebook should know more about the history of pamphlet publishing in the 1600s: “The extraordinary ignorance on questions of society and history displayed by the men and women

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Posted in community, Education, Government, History, International, Magazines, Media History, media studies, Social media

Virginia News News!

October update: The new regional news website for southwestern Virginia was renamed CardinalNews.org just before launch, emphasizing that it is a nonprofit organization and removing the suggestion that it actually was printing a traditional newspaper. The publication is off to

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Posted in 2021, Appalachia, Business, community, Journalism, Newspapers, Online-Only, Radford, Reporting, Roanoke Times, Social media, Southwestern Va, Virginia

What to learn next

http://hackshackers.com/resources/hackshackers-survival-glossary/ The hackshackers.com glossary is a great place for May/June journalism or Web production  grads to browse for educational inspiration. As summer goes on, I’ll add more links here and on my bookmark list at http://delicious.com/bstepno — add /jpop  (portrayal

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Posted in CSS, Data, Education, HTML, Journalism, Online-Only, WebDesign

Corporate vision or hubbed myopia?

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/Headlines/gannett-rolls-out-cci-newsgate-creates-page-production-hubs-61977-.aspx You can’t buy out of town newspapers much anymore, so folks may not notice whether a visual homoginization  is the result of Gannett’s new “national page production network.” In 10 years, will formerly great regional dailies be little more

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Posted in Future of news, Newspapers
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