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Sign Up Now: SoCon12, Social Media and the Brews and News Fun-Raiser

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 05:04:08 +0000

Join us for 1.5 days of learning, sharing and networking at our SoCon12 and Brews and News Fun-Raiser weekend on Feb. 3-4, 2012. Registration is now open for SoCon12, our annual social media conference at Kennesaw State University outside of Atlanta on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 . Every year we sell out our 325 seats early, [...]

Critiquing the AJC’s Half True Investigative Story

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:42:14 +0000

Today the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is running my truncated rebuttal aimed at its front page story from Sunday, September 4 headlined, “No recession in college pay.” The online headline was “10% of college staff earning $100k-plus.” In writing the rebuttal, I used the criteria of the AJC’s PolitiFact column which rates public statements from pants-on-fire lies to [...]

Introducing Some of My Talented Students

Thu, 12 May 2011 04:04:23 +0000

An example of one of my students’ capstone work, plus read more below. // Wednesday, May 11, 2011 was a good day for our Juvenile Justice Information Exchange — reporter Ryan Schill, for Kennesaw State University and for me. Wednesday, Schill became a graduate of Kennesaw State and editor John Fleming published Schill’s story [...]

NYTimes Pay Plan — Did Henry Blodget Get It Right 2 years ago?

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 19:42:32 +0000

When I first read the New York Times’ recently announced Digital Subscription Plan, I remembered reading something similar and posting about it here at Sure enough, it was a piece by Henry Blodget at Silicon Valley Insider entitled Our Plan To Fix The New York Times . It was posted in January, 2009, [...]

Center for Sustainable Journalism Posts Editing/Reporting Job

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 03:57:39 +0000

We just posted a new job opening at our Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University. Here is the description: The most unique job in journalism today: We’re looking for a high energy journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit to run the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange ( This established online news operation is getting local and [...]

Free: From Dictatorship to Democracy — The Egypt Playbook

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:32:43 +0000

If you want to learn how to stage a nonviolent revolution, then the place to start is the free downloadable book From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp. The New York Times writes: Few Americans have heard of Mr. Sharp. But for decades, his practical writings on nonviolent revolution — most notably “From Dictatorship to [...]

SoCon11: Another Social Media Success Story

Tue, 08 Feb 2011 19:03:24 +0000

We are beginning to put up photos and content from our SoCon11, social media conference. You’ll find some fun photos from our 5th Anniversary networking party, including this shot of our Center for Sustainable Journalism folks who put on the conference, including from left Noah Echols, Ellen Miller, Leonard Witt, Clay Duda and a masked [...]

SoCon11 — 5th Anniversary, Fullhouse for Social Media Event

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:22:18 +0000

Our networking party tomorrow night at the Carter Center kicks off SoCon11. It is the 5th Anniversary of the Southeast’s premier social media conference produced and hosted by our Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University. As with last year, we have a sell out crowd of 300 for Saturday. On Friday night we [...]

SchoolHouse Witness Project in Knight’s Second Round

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:14:10 +0000

I just submitted our SchoolHouse Witness Project idea for the Knight News Challenge’s Second Round. We made the first cut. Now comes the tough part, do we make it into Round 3? This is a partnership with the Konpa Group, which is part of the Ushahidi network, which has done great things in information collecting [...]