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New Media, Journalism, Bob Collins, Oh My!


Professional journalists build credibility through accurate, timely re- porting and adherence to clear ethical standards. But how much do the traditional journalistic touchstones of vetting sources and fair and transparent reporting matter at a time when anyone with a cell phone can publish images instantly for the entire world to see?

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists and Minnesota Public Radio’s UBS Forum offer an examination of where online journalism is and where it’s going.  Host Bob Collins, the creator of MPR’s News Cut blog will be joined by Dan Gillmor, director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communications.  The forum also includes a stable of ethics ex- perts, bloggers, editors and reporters to help guide the audience to a better understanding of what’s possible and what’s at stake.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but REGISTRATION is required.   
Register TODAY at: www.MNSPJ.ORG

I will be there with THE UPTAKE as a "contributing expert."

That's right, I said I will publicly arm wrestle MPR's Bob Collins.

February 14, 2008 at 12:16 PM in The Uptake | Permalink


anyone with a cell phone can publish images instantly for the entire world to see
I don't think it's the images that are the problem -- it's the words that go along with them.

Posted by: Peter at Feb 14, 2008 3:35:08 PM