Category Archives: Journalism

SoCon13 is Less Than Two Weeks Away!


Join us for one of the Southeast’s premiere and longest running social media conference series. SoCon13 returns to Kennesaw State University on Saturday, Feb. 9 2012. Use promotional code ‘friend10′ to save 10 percent off the already low registration cost of just $69.

Kennesaw State University Awards Ruth Ann Harnisch An Honorary Doctorate


Kennesaw State University awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Ruth Ann Harnisch, a philanthropist whose foundation has supported cutting-edge approaches to gathering and disseminating news. The honorary doctorate ─ the 14th awarded in Kennesaw State’s 49-year history ─ was bestowed today during the university’s commencement ceremony for the College of Humanities and Social…

Center for Sustainable Journalism Now Home to Youth Today

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Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange combine youth coverage under Center for Sustainable Journalism leadership. KENNESAW, Ga. — The Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University will begin publishing Youth Today immediately. “Having Youth Today housed at Kennesaw State University is a perfect fit,” said Ken Harmon, KSU provost. “We have undergraduate…

Public Insight Network Acquires Spot.Us, Three Years In


It has been a big week for the people at Spot.Us and the Public Insight Network. Marking its three-year anniversary as a crowd-funding platform to fund journalism projects, Spot.Us announced its merger with the Public Insight Network yesterday. The Public Insight Network (PIN), a platform that helps journalists and citizens reach beyond PR professionals and…

[STUDY] Journalism Start-ups Looking for Revenue Amidst Depleting Grant Opportunities


A new study is out from the  Renaissance Journalism Center that explores financial sustainability among journalism start-ups. It finds that most journalism start-ups are in the same place – searching frantically for revenue streams to replace depleting grant opportunities. Most of the start ups, initially funded through foundation money, are finding that grants are rarely…

Can Computational Journalism Help Our Grow Even Faster?


I will be on a Georgia Tech FutureMedia Fest panel entitled: Computational Journalism on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2011 . So you might be asking, what the heck is Computational Journalism. Here is Georgia Tech professor Irfan Essa‘s answer: Computational Journalism is defined as the application of computation to the activities of journalism such as information…

How Journalists Can Celebrate National Novel Writing Month

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I’m a journalist whose love affair with words began with novels. I grew up reading at least three books a week—usually more, I’m a fast reader—and I’ve gone through stages where I’ve read a myriad of book types: mystery, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, literary and others. Before I began to think about facts and…

NewsTransparency Aims Spotlight Behind the Byline

A new wiki-style website,, aims to hold journalists accountable, reveal bias. It’s official. The news industry has become the newest target in the ongoing freedom of information and transparency battle., a site launched earlier this week by former managing editor of the New York Sun Ira Stoll, aims to shine a spotlight on the…

Successful Nonprofit News Organizations Must Go Beyond Great Journalism


To achieve sustainability, news ventures must do more than produce high-quality reporting and receive generous foundation support, according to a report released by the Knight Foundation October 18, 2011. A good digital business isn’t one-sided, and if news organizations want to sustain themselves, they have to take that into consideration. The study focused on nonprofit,…

JJIE Project Launches Multimedia Arts Site: Bokeh


Today, the Center for Sustainable Journalism and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, our niche journalism project, are proud to announce the launch of a multimedia arts site focused on juvenile justice and youth culture at large. Appropriately dubbed ‘Bokeh,’ the project hopes to bring into focus those oft overlooked and underreported areas of juvenile justice…