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Public Anthro Conference

On October 31st and November 1st at American University the Anthropology department is hosting the Public Anthro Conference. Of particular interest for us at the Center is Nino Shapiro Perl's skills workshop: Toolkit for Storytelling: Visual Anthropology and the Arts in the Butler Conference Room from 3:30 to 5:00pm.Here's a bit from Professor Perl on the workshop:Read more...

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Posting news clips on the internet

QUESTION

Dear CSM:

In order to underline the importance a food safety issue, I'd like to highlight pertinent media coverage by posting tv news clips that cover the topic on our website. The source would have full credit and remain on our site only for 4-6 weeks - can this be done? Do I have to get permission from the tv stations?

Thanks,

Bronacos Read more...

Journalistic principles

Nick Couldry, a senior scholar in the philosophy of communication who writes on media and public life at Goldsmiths, University of London, visited last week to talk about ethics and journalism. He pointed to the declining standards for accuracy, truth and public responsibility in ever-more-economically-stressed newspapers, and to the absence of standards bodies that can provide principles rather than prescriptions. Read more...

Civic media training

Everybody is doing social media these days. But who's doing social
media training? More specifically, training sessions for public media--or if you will,
public-spirited social media or civic media.

Who's holding workshops?

What kind of information are you including that's specific to the public interest, or civic action?

Who are your primary target communities for these workshops?

Please post your comments below, or email me at jdlasica[at]gmail[.]com.

Crowdsourcing poll-watching

As concerns about miscounted or undercounted votes have begun to swirl around, a number of groups are launching crowd-powered poll monitoring projects:

On Twitter, Andy Carvin from NPR notes that he's testing out a tag—#votereport—that Twitterers can use to report voting irregularities. (UPDATE: More information on this effort—which will include a map featuring real-time tweets re. voting problems—here.)Read more...