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Jay’s SXSW presentation: draftJay Rosen

Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:07:44 +0000

There’s an old rule among sportswriters: no cheering in the press box. In fact, a few weeks ago a young journalist lost his job at Sports Illustrated for just that reason: cheering at the conclusion of a thrilling race. Sportswriters could allow themselves to cheer occasionally without it affecting their work, but they don’t. And […](image)


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Lessons in scale from mediavolunteer.orgJay Rosen

Tue, 10 Oct 2006 14:41:41 +0000

I have said several times that a key fact giving rise to the idea of NewAssignment.Net is the falling costs for like-minded people to locate each other, share information and work together. Personal Democracy Forum recently published an interview that was all about that. It’s with Martin Kearns, executive director of Green Media Toolshed. He’s […](image)


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Big News for New Assignment: Reuters Gives $100KJay Rosen

Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:21:37 +0000

I announced today at PressThink and the Guardian’s blog, Comment is Free, that Reuters is giving $100,000 to NewAssignment.Net. The money will underwrite the costs of hiring our first editor, who will start in early 2007. There’s reaction already from USA Today’s tech blogger, Angela Gunn. It’s heartening to see one of the old-line news […](image)


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Developments with New Assignment, Aug. 20-Sep. 9Jay Rosen

Sat, 09 Sep 2006 16:13:39 +0000

* Hey… new funder! On September 7th, PressThink announced that NewAssignment.Net has received $10,000 in underwriting support from the Sunlight Foundation, matching the gift from Craig Newmark that got us started. Ellen Miller, the Executive Director of the Foundation, said at her blog on the Sunlight site: “I feel like Jay’s project is on the […](image)


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Welcome to NewAssignment.NetJay Rosen

Sat, 19 Aug 2006 22:41:04 +0000

What is NewAssignment.Net? New Assignment.Net is a non-profit site that tries to spark innovation in journalism by showing that open collaboration over the Internet among reporters, editors and large groups of users can produce high-quality work that serves the public interest, holds up under scrutiny, and builds trust. A second aim is to figure out […](image)


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