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An Ax, a Notebook, and a Microphone.

Pluck. Scrape. Pluck.  Jot. Snap. Don’t get turkey poop on your shoe!  Take a picture.  Scribble some notes.  Pull another feather.  Cook the turkey.  Blog, write a story, tell it over the airwaves. Laura McCandlish, a freelancer from Corvallis, Ore., … Continue reading

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Cloudy With a Chance of Collective Information Sharing

The dilemma of online journalists today comes down to the bottom line of how to fund content creation and how to integrate user involvement in online media. Direct reader funded stories and user contribution are a couple of the ways … Continue reading

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The Face Inside

Picture this. A crumbling concrete building, twisted iron bars hanging off the side, broken bricks piled all around, a cracked sidewalk out front, and graffiti staining the surrounding urban canvas.  An elderly woman sits inside.  This is her slum.  Her … Continue reading

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Be Like the Rain

Duane Noriyuki, a former LA Times reporter, explained to a room of around 30 New Media Communications students at Oregon State University that their future job working in media was to be like the rain. “The rain does not choose … Continue reading

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The Pink Blackberry

Constantly connected, constantly communicating, constantly being fed information…this is our life.  It never ends. Here are a couple recent examples of how this flow of content has impacted the world of social reform… One Example: There has been non-stop coverage … Continue reading

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Jungle to Jungle

We continued to wind down the road along the edges of hillsides that were nearly vertical, through thick ruts carved months before during the rainy season, past banana trees, mountain corn stalks, and grazing water buffalo.  The two wheel drive … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line

Five and a half hours of driving on a rough dirt road through the thick jungle canopy had me feeling weary and disoriented.  I was riding on a pile of duffel bags in the back of a Toyota truck using … Continue reading

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