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John Nuntiatio29,361#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health  #entertainment #news2014-03-09 11:43:13251109CC G+
ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001CC G+
Fabian Weiland651#circleshare #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #journalism  2013-11-19 08:28:27198111CC G+
Google+ Categorized Circles1,139Entertainment circle for you..this circle contains amazing and useful entertainment,news, current affairs, politics related pages and peoples who like such stuff..!!many funny pages and active googlers.. #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles  2013-08-24 19:34:29339146CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #2 The ones with last names that start from N-Z.These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles. We try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know).And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.2013-06-21 03:47:32198124CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123CC G+
Ivonne García0This is my Geeks CirclePeople who share great content that only matters to us, technology geeks and people interested in the latest advances. :D Enjoy! #sharedcircle   #circles   #tech   #technology   #geeks   #geekcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday  2012-12-01 17:28:23332315CC G+
Joe Martinez33,985Best of the Best on Google+ -- November 2012 Version!The Holidays are almost here and with it comes a new circle share! My circle is bursting by the seams! These are some of my favorite people to follow on Google+ and are always engaging and posting interesting stuff! Perfect circle to add if you are new or are looking to expand your circles! You've got awesome people like +Hanna Silver, +Em Wells, +Tiffany Henry, +Euro Maestro, +Trev Warth, +Cynthia Yildirim, +Thomas Morffew, +Monika Ljubičić, +James Williams, +Cliff Roth, +Derek Ross, +Aaron Wood, +Mohamed Mansour, +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Natalie Villalobos, +Alida Brandenburg, +Philip Plait, +Daria Musk, +2012-11-08 03:00:32501441543CC G+
Joe Martinez31,392Best of the Best on Google+ -- October 2012!It's that time again! Time for the Best of the Best on Google+! The circle has grown a bit too big and there are some new additions to this one but some may be left out since there is a limit of 501 to share (This is looking like an All Star Circle Lately!). As always I try to mention some of the people in this amazing circle and remember to feel free to share, add the circle (especially if you are new to Google+!), or recommend people for future shares! Some of my Google+ family include: +Brenda Leguisamo, +Joby Remigio, +Alex de Carvalho, +Sze Liu,  +Liz Quilty, +Liza Walton, +Blanca Stella Mejia, +Linda Lawrey, +matthew rappaport, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Mara Mascaro, +Michelle Marie, +Amanda Blain, +Moritz Tolxdorff, +Euro Maestro, +Christina Trapolino, +Brian Rose, +2012-10-09 03:17:21501201937CC G+
Joe Martinez30,450Best of the Best on Google+ -- September 2012 Version!Another amazing circle of awesomeness! These are by far some of the best people and pages to follow on Google+! You won't find such a unique and mixed group as these! Make sure to add the circle or share it! This is perfect for any of you who are new and looking for great people to add! You got amazingly fantastic people like +Tiffany Henry, +Krystyn Chong, +Daria Musk, +Denise De La Vega, +Christopher Lira, +Euro Maestro, +Hanna Silver, +Gary Whitta, +Gabriel Guzman, +Hugo Seijas, +Amanda Blain, +Jaana Nyström, +Liza Sperling, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Bobak Ferdowsi, +Mark Smith, +Stacy Frazer, +Derek Ross, +2012-09-15 07:08:00501372747CC G+
David Hartley0These are news organizations or people that are new, or just deserving of more attention. It includes all media forms. Check them out, there are any number of fascinating new people to engage with.#sharedcircles 2012-08-01 17:20:05435101CC G+
David Stroz0Circle number 1 I have to share with you this week, next week offers even more of the great people I have been following here on Google+!2012-07-18 15:40:2949712111CC G+
Harshit Gupta0Hey all, try this long ago +Robert Scoble shared circle of techies....it's what can get you started here on g+2012-07-11 14:48:57243112CC G+
Kyle Beck0So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003CC G+
Joe Martinez26,679Happy 1st Birthday Google+ - Best of the Best on Google+What better way to celebrate the 1st Birthday of Google+ than by sharing my circle of 500 of the best people to follow on Google+! We have all had our own amazing experiences and met some memorable people through out the year and I'm sure there will be more to come! This circle is perfect for those who are new or looking for more people to follow! And as always remember, sharing is caring! :) Some of the awesome people in this circle are: +Euro Maestro, +Daria Musk, +Chris Pirillo, +Diana Pirillo, +Amanda Blain, +matthew rappaport, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Linda Lawrey, +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Moritz Tolxdorff, +Monika Ljubičić, +Mike Elgan, +James Williams, +Laurie DesAutels, +michael interbartolo, +Ron Garan, +Alida Brandenburg, +2012-06-29 00:27:08499271342CC G+
Nick Wolf0And I call this one "Persons of Interest"2012-06-28 21:31:13175605CC G+
Alister Macintyre7,115Some people appear to be well informed on many topics, and like to share what they have figured out.  Here is a circle of prolific writers about tech topics.  You might want to put some of them in separate circles, to avoid being washed away in combination streams into a roaring torrent of information.2012-06-09 23:29:01244010CC G+
Sebastian Hiernaux1,505Ever since a popular G member added me to a circle he later shared I have seen my followers grow 100x ... so I'm now doing the same thing.Yesterday I read an article that indicated that G+ gets really interested when your followers reach around 300 ... so I want to help other people enjoy this network as much as I do by sharing and hoping you add them to your circles.This circle I am sharing is full of funny and interesting people... its my "personal favorites" circle.Hope you find it useful...2012-06-05 16:00:01362516CC G+
Joe Martinez25,528Happy Follow Thursday! Best of the Best All*Stars People to Follow on Google+ Circle #1!This is a circle of 500 of the best people to follow on Google+ (even though there are lots more out there!)! So if you are new to G+ or want to add some more amazing new people to your circles then make sure to add this circle and Feel Free to Share It! Sharing is caring! :p I also added some interesting brand pages in here as well! Enjoy! :) Some of the amazing people included in this circle share are: +Euro Maestro, +Chris Pirillo, +michael interbartolo, +Alida Brandenburg, +Renata Sherwin, +Lily L, +Michelle Marie, +Philip Plait, +Amine Benaichouche, +Natalie Villalobos, +Keith Barrett, +Stephanie L Davis, +Christina Kelly, +Cam Meadows, +Liza Sperling, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +matthew rappaport, +2012-05-31 06:23:4350035934CC G+
Tony Stark1,186Do you like the Avengers? If you don't, it doesn't matter - this is not a themed circle. It is of people who have circled me back - my thanks to them! #sharedcircles #fun2012-04-25 08:55:02347023CC G+
Andreas Schou2,568Apparently thanks to my inclusion in +Mike Shaw's shared circle, my follower count seems to have increased precipitously today. When that happens, it seems like the thing to do is an introductions thread. Let me start by explaining precisely what you've added: My feed is fairly wide-ranging. While I'm interested in horserace politics, I normally don't have a lot to say about it. You're likely to hear more about policy, which is the majority of what you'll get, plus some science, some economics, some law, some history, and some large block quotes from late 18th-century documents. Ideologically, I'm a pragmatic left-libertarian. If that's sort of the stuff you'd like, this post contains a second circle with more of the same.I'm also read by a lot of people who disagree with me, some of whom I've included in this small but active circle. Some I disagree with a little bit, and some vituperatively. don't have anyone in my comments whom I'd consider a troll. Two tips: (a) if I do end up with a troll, don't feed him, and (b) if you think someone's not writing something in good faith, practice bad-faith good-faith. When you post, pretend you're responding to the most reasonable interpretation of the post you just read. If you're up for that, great. Glad to have you. Hi. So, who are you?2012-04-17 15:20:4882204CC G+
Scott Ayres6,421Saw +Robert Scoble share this circle earlier. Full of bloggers, tech oriented people and etc. All are great Gplusers and will add a ton of value to your stream.2012-04-11 20:35:35500011CC G+
Robert Scoble1,146,151Here are 500 of my favorite Tech Journalists, bloggers, and pundits. I'm sharing this since I am seeing lots of new people coming over and I'm sure they are looking for some great people to circle here. Unfortunately I can't share everyone that I have in this circle (I have 575 in this circle on my screen, but Google+ only lets me share 500 with you). Lots of interesting tech bloggers and journalists here. Hope you enjoy. This is the circle that starts my morning every day.Speaking of Tech News, I'm off to +VMware. They are announcing new Cloud Foundry stuff this morning. So, you'll probably see some tech news from the folks in this circle.2012-04-11 16:01:035005737106CC G+
Sebastian Hiernaux0Interesting Plusers CircleI usually don´t share my circles but this one contains around 200 people that I consider to be interesting, funny or both. Most speak English but there are a few Spanish speaking users in there as well.The interesting part is I know none of them personally (those would go in my friends or colleague circles) but are still interesting enough to follow.Hope you find them as interesting as me :)2012-03-21 22:22:07190217CC G+
Angelocracy Xue2,184News Circle- news companies and journalists,reporters.tech,business, entertainment and other news. +NTD Television should also be in this circle.I shared a circle last Sunday. I was going to do one this Sunday but I forgot about it. I will try to post a new circle or updated circle every Sunday.Next I want to do a circle of bloggers. So if you are a blogger let me know. Also if you want to be added to this news circle or know someone who should be let me know. #sharedcircles #publiccircles #circlesundays +Shared Circles on G+ +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Public Circles +CircleCount +Angelocracy News and Politics2012-03-12 12:09:39341193CC G+
Robert Scoble700,661Yes, it's a ghost town of TECH INDUSTRY JOURNALISTS AND BLOGGERS. Pay no attention to anyone from the Wall Street Journal who snuck onto this circle. Yes, this is 500 people, but they are almost all active.2012-02-28 03:05:115005538103CC G+
Andreas Schou1,715Apparently thanks to my inclusion in +Mike Shaw's shared circle, my follower count seems to have increased precipitously. When that happens, it seems like the thing to do is an introductions thread. Let me start by explaining precisely what you've added: My feed is fairly wide-ranging. While I'm interested in horserace politics, I normally don't have a lot to say about it. You're likely to hear more about policy, which is the majority of what you'll get, plus some science, some economics, some law, some history, and some large block quotes from late 18th-century documents. If that's sort of the stuff you'd like, this post contains a second circle with more of the same.I'm also read by a lot of people who disagree with me, some of whom I've included in this small but active circle. Some I disagree with a little bit, and some vituperatively. However, at present, I don't have anyone in my comments whom I'd consider a troll. Two tips: (a) if I do end up with a troll, don't feed him, and (b) if you think someone's not writing something in good faith, practice bad-faith good-faith. Pretend you're responding to the most reasonable interpretation of the post you just read, then post. If you're up for that, great. Glad to have you. Hi. So, who are you?2012-02-23 16:07:2772704CC G+
Spencer Gibbs1,858My Ron Paul circle pt.2Being part of this circle may get you added by other Ron Paul supporters. I also post exclusive Ron Paul info to this circle.If you do not want to be a part of this circle, please let me know and I will remove you from future shares.If you have added me and are a Ron Paul supporter, please let me know so I can add you to the circle.Circle share has 2 parts because of 500 limit on circle shares2012-01-13 17:05:47490603CC G+
Peter G McDermott19,636Circle of BloggersHere is a circle I have compiled of people that like to blog. If you're looking for writers or something to read outside of Google+, this is a great group of introspective folks to follow. If you enjoy this circle, be sure to share it with your friends to help them find reasons to stay entertained on Google+.2011-12-29 04:47:56243371852CC G+
Euro Maestro0Looks like this is turning into Circle Thursday. Or Circle Friday if you live on the right side of the ocean.Following +Joe Martinez and +Liz ℚuilty 's lead, I'm sharing a list.This is for those who need a little Apple in their diet.If you have any suggestions, please let me know.+Shared Circles Google Plus +Shared Circles on G+ +Public Circles2011-12-16 03:00:56305402CC G+
Randy Hilarski0I have not shared a circle in a while, here is my list of journalists and article writers. For the new folks this circle will provide your feed with lots of content.2011-11-16 14:46:39249001CC G+
Philip Hartigan1,197Here is my first shared Circle. It's my "Art People" Circle, consisting of artists, gallerists, museum people. I built it up over the four months since I was invited in as part of the G+ beta test phase. It's the result not of random adding, but of looking at every person's Profile to see if there's a shared interest, then adding them to this Circle. I hope you also find some people with common interests in it.2011-11-04 22:42:12500181915CC G+
Rob Salzman3,579here are 500 of my "revolution" circle. :)Rob Salzman shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 01:27:47500531CC G+
Ammon Fife997Tech InfluencersAmmon Fife shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 21:12:14360400CC G+
Jeffrey Harrington0This is my Occupy I Circle. I've shared my Occupy circles before, but I've added people and those who'd like to hear the conversation might want to see if they've missed anyone.#ows #occupytopeka #occupywallst #occupyJeffrey Harrington shared a circle with you.2011-10-23 13:54:37494101CC G+
Aaron Stanley0Occupy Wall Street CircleAaron Stanley shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 00:29:19493111CC G+
Amy McLeod1,986Ok, I have recently expanded my articulate and engaged circle with circles other people have given out of people that are interested in or actively participating in the Occupy movement. I'm not guaranteeing everyone I'm sharing here, as 900 odd people is a bit much to go through. These are people who would normaly be all over the political spectrum, but all interested in the the problems with out of control finance and it's corruption of goverment, they will certainly hold many views totally contrary to yours on many issues, but on this issue they are the 99%. I can't even guarantee that everyone in this circle is what I've stated above, I just took on trust the circles that have been shared to me and added them to people I had circled as articulate and engaged before Occupy took off, some of them may even be incomprehensible and disinterested, feel free to sort through them yourself if you have time, but I'd urge you not to exclude anyone just because their views are the polar opposite of yours on other issues. 99% is more important than any other divide and on this one thing both left and right should be united.First 500 are here.Amy McLeod shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 15:12:51500301CC G+
Jason Kennedy7,286This is Circle 1 of my Technology people. Since you can only share 500 at a time, I've broken it into 2. This includes, tech writers, the android community, and various & sundry systems administrators. Technology Circle 2 incoming!Jason Kennedy shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 15:11:13495501CC G+
Marshall McLuhan0Only 500 people can be shared at one time!Occupy Toronto shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 04:00:24497311CC G+
Lynne Flynn0+Sylvia Lee 2nd 99% Circle.Lynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 03:30:36376213CC G+
Ian Geldard0My Ron Paul circle (500 of 622 shared - Google limit)Ian Geldard shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 16:18:41501921CC G+
Marshall McLuhan0There is a 500 add limit when sharing...so limit your circle size to make it easier to add others.Occupy Toronto shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 18:03:24500503CC G+
Lynne Flynn099% Circle - 763 so why can't I share them all, Googley Moogley? Spread the word!Lynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 15:00:275001337CC G+
Rob Salzman2,801+Vernon Swain-Nisbet here you go. (This is 1/2 of my OWS circle)Rob Salzman shared a circle with you.2011-10-14 20:41:52500601CC G+
Ryan Crowe16,410G+ Tip: Add this Circle - "People's Choice" Top 50a diverse starting point for people looking to fill out their streamsEveryone needs a good "getting started" circle, so this is good for a reshare or two.Based on this list: http://www.recommendedusers.com/peoples-choice/+Alireza Yavari of Recommendedusers.com posted an interesting question awhile back (like 7 years in Google+ time) and asked the question: "Who are the users who share the most interesting and valuable content on Google+ ?" This is the list that was created based on the answers to that question - only Alireza knows for sure how many people answered the question, I don't know specifically, but he publicly intimated that he received thousands of answers... but that's not what is most important about this circle from my point of view.What is probably the most important aspect of this circle is that you get a lot of diversity - this is useful for new Google Plus users or those who haven't really filled out their stream - or for users who are tired of getting shared circles with 250 people who talk about the same thing (which are useful in their own right, and I'm not knocking themed circles at all).Here you'll find some of your usual suspects like +Robert Scoble +Mike Elgan and +Tom Anderson -- but also other great photographers, artists and up-and-comers with whom you might not yet be familiar.Alireza has another list in the making - the same question with the caveat of a current/limited Follower limit of 1,400 people. So keep your eyes open for that!Ryan Crowe shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 20:22:3650226220CC G+
Glen Bradley0Ron Paulers 2 of 2Glen Bradley shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 19:12:12145800CC G+
Simone Messaggi968Everybody seems to be sharing their circles these days so I'm next with my beloved Photo circle. Great photographers, great people all around, too bad google's limiting this share to just 500 people :)Thank You everybody for making Google+ THIS INCREDIBLY AWESOME!S.Simone Messaggi shared a circle with you.2011-10-07 14:53:17500815CC G+
Robert Scoble152,040This is the best circle for Apple tech news tomorrowThis will be the best circle to watch for info on Apple tomorrow (it's of 250 of the best tech journalists/bloggers/thought leaders on Google+). I will be in front of my three big screens pulling in the best data from around the Web. I'll be watching Twitter, Facebook, Google+ all at the same time. Plus, I'll be live on +Shira Lazar's show starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow with live reports.Anyway, if you want to see how the tech press covers this, follow this circle (make sure you put these in a new circle of your own so you can delete them if they get too noisy for you).I'm watching thousands more, too, and will share anything good.You will be flooded tomorrow with Apple news. If you can't handle this, just unfollow for the morning and everything will calm down pretty quickly after noon.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-03 21:26:3925067127124CC G+
Robert Scoble144,998This circle of ACTIVE TECH JOURNALISTS AND THOUGHT LEADERS rocked and rolled today with the Amazon announcement but just wait to see what it does on October 4th with the Apple announcements. Subscribe now and you'll see all the best stuff in real time!Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-28 17:09:022508967193CC G+
Jeff Jarvis82,155This is my ongoing circle of journos on Google+; by no means comprehensive.Jeff Jarvis shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 11:16:24159292458CC G+


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2013-08-16 14:50:04 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 14 +1s)

My new post at PressThink attempts to redefine the term "Fourth Estate." It's now a state of mind that some in the press have (but some don't.) Some who have that state of mind are journalists, some are not.

Here's how The Browser, a very good aggregation, best-of-the-web site, summarized it: "For decades we’ve used the term 'fourth estate' to mean the Press. But it’s better defined as an attitude of mind, the will to hold power to account. Some journalists have it, but the floor is open. We’re back to Carlyle’s original 19C formulation: 'Whoever can speak, speaking now to the whole nation, becomes a power. It matters not what rank he has: the requisite thing is that he have a tongue which others will listen to.'"

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2013-08-12 20:20:31 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)

There is a thread that connects these two: Snowden and Jeff Bezos. Something we do know about Snowden — that he's willing to up against the most powerful people in the world — is something we don't know about Bezos. But as publisher of the Washington Post, he is going to find this out about himself: When his free press moment comes, will Jeff Bezos answer the bell? My latest post at PressThink frames it that way.

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2013-07-10 19:27:23 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)

This week I made a decision that as a press critic I would retire from trying to criticize CNN. I explain why in this post. Since it was published a former executive at CNN, Sid Bedingfield, has said he's almost at that point too. The way I see it, CNN is now just non-fiction TV, also called reality shows. Criticism of it should pass to another department: TV critics who write about a new season of The Voice or The Next Great Food Network Star. 

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2013-06-14 13:10:31 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 10 +1s)

My new post on my site, PressThink, is about two kinds of commitment in political journalism and some lessons for the press in the leak of  the NSA story to columnist Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian.

The two kinds are "see? we have no commitments! so trust us!" which I call in this piece politics: none vs. "here's what's happening and here are my convictions" which I call politics:some. My purpose is not to denounce one or praise the other but merely to make the point that both are valid, effective, "traditional," and professional.

Is the distinction helpful? It's supposed to be.

A small window into this issue was provided by Greenwald when he posted the email exchange between a New York Times reporter seeking comment on Greenwald and blogger Andrew Sullivan, who knows Glenn. As you can see by going here http://goo.gl/geJ6S ther... more »

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2013-05-16 14:30:24 (1 comments, 9 reshares, 6 +1s)

This week I started releasing a cycle of work that began 14 years ago when I read my first article about "open source journalism." I thought then, and still believe, that the craft of beat reporting would be changed by the discovery that, as Dan Gillmor put it in 1999, "my readers know more than I do." That, plus the frictionless ease by which information and expertise from knowledgable users could flow in would make possible a different kind of beat coverage. 

A lot has happened since I came to that conclusion 14 years ago: The rise of blogging after 2000, which changed the READ ONLY web into Read/Write. The rise of social after 2007, which changed the web into read/writer/share. The routine use of networked methods in journalism, as with finding sources over Twitter or Facebook. 

But we still haven't seen the networked beat emerge in full form yet, and thati... more »

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2013-03-24 23:34:57 (43 comments, 58 reshares, 157 +1s)

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2013-01-20 03:39:19 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 24 +1s)

The Atlantic magazine made a fairly large mistake recently when it ran some "sponsor content" from the Church of Scientology. What ran was something resembling an article from the Church about all the great things going on there. The Atlantic initially moderated the comments in a way that seemed to be cheerleading for the Church. Then when people around the web noticed they took the article down, plainly said "we goofed," and added that they would be conducting a review of what happened. (All were good moves.) That review was evidently completed, and the results were summarized in a memo that became public today. I've linked to it.

I see three problems. 

One: why is this a memo to staff (which was leaked) rather than a public statement by The Atlantic about what went wrong with the Scientology deal? I'd love to know. Seems to me there are almost no... more »

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2013-01-16 23:54:41 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)

I agree with Glenn Greenwald that we need an investigation of the conduct of Federal prosecutors Carmen Ortiz and Stephen Heymann in the Aaron Swartz case. I believe the right point of pressure is the Inspector General's office of the Department of Justice, but it is also a good thing that Congress is getting involved.

The victimized institution in the case, the JSTOR service, said it saw no point in prosecuting Swartz for a felony. As far as it was concerned, the case was closed when Swartz returned the data he downloaded from the MIT network.

The investigation should begin there. Why did the US Attorney for the Massachusetts district disagree? Also important, in my view: What principle of proportionality was in play in this prosecution?  

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2012-07-29 14:20:39 (8 comments, 6 reshares, 27 +1s)

"CNN needs new thinking," said its big boss, Jim Walton, after announcing last week that he would step down as president of CNN Worldwide.

After years of observing this fact -  that CNN needs new thinking! -  I am too cynical to believe that Walton's admission will bring a change. The most likely result is that nothing will happen. CNN and its corporate owners, Time Warner, are fully satisfied with the money CNN makes as a worldwide news operation operating in all those hotels and airports and cable systems abroad. CNN International is the product, CNN in the US is just a spasm. For the actual product (the CNN of the hotel chain and airport lounge and foreign cable system) to work it has to feel harmless, safe, neutral, like beige carpeting in the convention center.

Just listen to Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner, praising Walton... "When Jim Walton assumed thep... more »

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2012-05-01 21:54:59 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)

Welcome to Jay's future of news panel. At Baruch College in NYC, Lex and 25th, I am joining with Jeff Jarvis of CUNY and Buzzmachine, Dean Starkman of Columbia Journalism Review, Josh Benton of Nieman Lab, Karen Dunlap of Poynter in a discussion moderated by Baruch's Geanne Rosenberg. Here are some notes I made for the first things I want to say.

What we call old media and new media are converging around a common set of problems, or, as I would call them, struggles.

There's the big one: the struggle for the sustainable public service press: by any means necessary.

There's the struggle to preserve what was dearly won and clearly best about the press we--North Americans! New Yorkers!--built by practicing journalism at a very high level... in many different ways... over a long period of time.

There's the struggle for employment: full time jobs... more »

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2012-02-16 23:00:53 (12 comments, 27 reshares, 38 +1s)

My students and I just completed a study of ALL the questions asked at the 20 debates featuring the Republican candidates for President. That's 839 total questions. How many times did journalists ask about climate change? Two. How many questions about India as a rising power? Zero. How many about small business? One. (Hey: Aren't the Republicans supposed to be the party of small business?) How many about campaign strategy and the negative ads candidates have been running on each other? Uh... 113. Our package includes the study and several related features. Here's my introduction to it.

2012-02-15 17:13:20 (62 comments, 5 reshares, 19 +1s)

Some weirdness going on today with the Pulitzer Prize winning fact check site, Politifact. I know the editor Bill Adair, pretty well, and I support what he's doing. I think fact checking and calling out public untruths is something journalists should be doing much more of. The Politifact.com franchise is, in my view, a critically important addition to the news system. This makes criticism of it important, as well. Politifact needs to get this fact checking and "truth-o-meter" thing right. I hope it will. But some strange things happen along the way to that.

Last night Rachel Maddow went medieval on Politifact for the ruling I linked to below. I can see why she reacted as she did. Marco Rubio says a majority of Americans are conservative. Politifact looks into it, and says there's no evidence for that, but a plurality of those who identify as liberal, conservative or moderate... more »

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2012-02-14 03:23:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

I want to speak to you tonight about someone who is lying about my work. Yes, "lying" is a strong word, but I think it is deserved in this instance. The man's name is Dan Mitchell. He has written for Slate, Fortune, Wired and other places. He is not some yahoo. He is a professional journalist. I have never met Dan Mitchell. I don't know him. But he lies about me and also about Mathew Ingram, a friend of mine and a solid journalist for GigaOm.

Here is his lie...."What all New Media Maximalists share is a default tendency to favor amateurs over professionals. You can tell by examining a wide range of their utterances, over time, what people like Godwin, Jay Rosen, or Matthew Ingram really believe, whatever they might say to the contrary when confronted with the question: They believe that amateur journalists are superior to professional ones, simply by virtue of being... more »

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2012-02-14 03:23:06 (35 comments, 9 reshares, 28 +1s)

I want to speak to you tonight about someone who is lying about my work. Yes, "lying" is a strong word, but I think it is deserved in this instance. The man's name is Dan Mitchell. He has written for Slate, Fortune, Wired and other places. He is not some yahoo. He is a professional journalist. I have never met Dan Mitchell. I don't know him. But he lies about me and also about Mathew Ingram, a friend of mine and a solid journalist for GigaOm.

Here is his lie...."What all New Media Maximalists share is a default tendency to favor amateurs over professionals. You can tell by examining a wide range of their utterances, over time, what people like Godwin, Jay Rosen, or Matthew Ingram really believe, whatever they might say to the contrary when confronted with the question: They believe that amateur journalists are superior to professional ones, simply by virtue of being... more »

2012-01-18 15:24:48 (23 comments, 24 reshares, 43 +1s)

A Brief Theory of the Republican Party, 2012

I don't do political commentary. This piece--a departure from my normal work--will demonstrate why...

When I say brief, I mean 56 words. Here's it is:

A Brief Theory of the Republican Party: 2012:
In so far as a political party in the United States can "decide" anything, the party decided not to have the fight it needed to have between reality-based Republicans and the other kind. And so it is having that fight now, during the 2012 election season, but in disguised form. The results are messy and confusing.

Given the state of our political discourse, one should expect to be misunderstood with a theory like this. There is no way to prevent that, but I will try to qualify some of the key phrases.

1.) When I say "reality-based Republicans" I mean those who recognize the danger... more »

2012-01-04 01:09:15 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 11 +1s)

Let me know if this helps you make sense of Iowa Caucus coverage tonight. I wrote it in an effort to be useful.

2011-10-02 23:22:53 (13 comments, 15 reshares, 29 +1s)

NPR has a new CEO. He's the head of Sesame Street. In his blog post on the decision, +Brian Stelter of the New York Times writes, "NPR, formerly known as National Public Radio, has the benefit of tens of millions of devoted weekly listeners and a robust Web presence. But it is threatened by the prospect of funding cuts, by power struggles between the organization and its member stations across the country; and by the perception that some of its programming has a liberal political bent."

Can you be "threatened" by a "perception?" I guess maybe you can. But if you can, then I would say that NPR is equally threatened by 1.) the perception that it can be rolled or intimidated, especially after forcing its last CEO to resign in part because right wing trickster James O'Keefe pulled a culture war stunt that worked, and 2.) the perception that it's increasingly... more »

2011-09-16 02:21:08 (27 comments, 38 reshares, 62 +1s)

As a critic of the American press, I consistently have the following problem. Journalists receive my complaints, and change them into the complaints they know how to receive. This just happened between me and NPR, and I thought it was illuminating enough to write a post about it at PressThink. I said "he said, she said" journalism isn't good enough anymore. "We have no idea who's right" doesn't cut it. NPR changed that into: liberal critic wants our reporting to affirm what he believes.

2011-08-25 00:24:31 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 10 +1s)

My Australian adventures are about to begin! I will be a guest on 774 ABC in Melbourne, The Conversation Hour this morning. Then I will talk to the ABC Melbourne staff on innovation in journalism. Tonight it's ABC Radio National Late Night Live with Philip Adams. And I am scheduled to be on ABC TV's Lateline with Tony Jones tonight, as well. I was on that show last year when I was here.

The topics? Uh... that's up to them. I'm just grateful for the opportunity to be on the air. (Lateline is patterned after ABC's Nightline when Ted Koppel was doing it.)

My keynote presentation Friday at the Melbourne Writers Festival begins this way....

This talk had its origins in my appearance about a year ago on the ABC's Lateline with Leigh Sales. We were discussing election coverage that looks at the campaign as a kind of sporting event. Every day journalists can... more »

2011-08-23 00:44:53 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)

Preview....

http://www.theage.com.au/business/media-and-marketing/multimedia-messenger-20110806-1igin.html


The public revulsion at the phone hacking revelations has shifted that power in Britain. But Rosen says the same shift has not happened in Australia. He caused a controversy recently with a little tweet which read: ''If the story of criminal intimidation tactics at News Ltd in Australia ever came out, today's events in the UK would look different.''

Rosen refuses to say what he meant by this. ''It's not up to me to make it public because I'm not a participant,'' he says. ''I said it because I think that people in Australia are extremely intimidated by the Murdoch forces, and journalists especially, and they need to start speaking up. There is just too much silence and deference and fear and intimidation... more »

2011-08-23 00:21:58 (19 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)

Jeff Jarvis has suggested I use Google+ as a kind of travelogue for my visit to Australia, where I will give a bunch of talks and interviews. I may follow his suggestion, if there is interest. (This is being posted from 28,000 feet on my way to Melbourne,) I will be giving a keynote address at the Melbourne Writers Festival on "why political coverage is broken." And I anticipate a lot of discussion about the Murdoch forces and the culture of News Corp. (which owns 70% of the press in Oz) especially after this tweet... http://t.co/HBeP61y which has already drawn a response from News Ltd, and this piece in the Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jul/19/rupert-murdoch-phone-hacking So how 'bout it, Google+? Is there interest out there in my dispatches from Australia?

2011-07-29 15:05:36 (31 comments, 6 reshares, 39 +1s)

Were any of you aware that I am a "strident" leftist who only wants to help Obama win; that I am actually a fan of media bias and want it to increase as long as it helps the communist par... sorry, the American left; that I have no valid intellectual purpose in criticizing "he said, she said" journalism, phony balance and the political reporter's "quest for innocence" (that's what I call it) in the news columns; that I just want my political preferences adopted as pure truth and if you don't see it that way-- well, then you must be insane? Did you know this about me? Well, you can read all about it in Murdoch's Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904800304576474234008959732.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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2011-07-24 01:45:39 (12 comments, 10 reshares, 39 +1s)

A lot of you have not seen this. The popular curation site, The Browser, has a "five books that shaped your discipline" feature in which they interview authors. They asked me to do one. So I asked them, "Can I do five URLs instead?" They said: sure! So here's the interview with me: five URLs you need to absorb to get where I'm coming from on the transformation on journalism. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jay-rosen-on-journalism-internet-age?page=full

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2011-07-20 14:05:21 (28 comments, 21 reshares, 47 +1s)

Let's see how this works. I expanded a tweet that went viral yesterday into a piece for The Guardian. My preferred title for it was, "A Brief Theory of News Corp." The Guardian wanted to change that to something more conventional. Anyway, what do think of the theory? Plausible? http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jul/19/rupert-murdoch-phone-hacking

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