Wed January 28, 2015

WEB EXTRA: "Citizen editors" – How technology is affecting journalism

Under CC license from Flickr user Master OSM 2011

KALW's Ben Trefny talks with UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Dean Ed Wasserman about how social media and the page views are impacting newsrooms.

ED WASSERMAN: There was a lot of talk about citizen journalists, and the like, but this is really more about citizen editors. And in many respects, that editorial function is a far more powerful and a far more influential one than the actual reporting.

Click the audio player above to listen to the complete interview.

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Wed January 28, 2015

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Hole in Space (Oakland Redux) aims to connect Oakland neighbors across the city
Bert Johnson / East Bay Express


Wed January 21, 2015

In an old church, the Internet Archive stores our digital history

The Internet Archive, San Francisco.
Under CC license from Flickr user Beatrice Murch

In San Francisco’s Richmond District, where Geary Boulevard meets Park Presidio, there stands a bright, white, defunct Christian Science church. There are big white columns out front, with pink steps leading up to iron double doors.

But, what goes on inside this church is not quite what you’d expect.

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Wed October 29, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata 10/29/2014

Sandip Roy: Call Your Mother

  Sandip Roy tries to call his mother, but it proves to be more challenging than one would expect.

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Tue August 12, 2014
City Visions: August 18, 2014

City Visions: Can Tech Be a Force for Good?

can tech find bright ideas for the Bay Area's problems?

August 18, 2014:  City Visions' guest host Victoria Thorp talks with leaders who are drawing on tech knowledge to solve key problems in San Francisco and across the country:

Catherine Bracy from Code for America

Clara Brenner from Tumml

Rose Broome from Hand Up

Jake Solomon from Code for America

Produced by Victoria Thorp

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