Local citizen journalists are set to take part in a free Saturday forum called “Filling the News Gap in Cambridge and Beyond: Citizen Journalism.” Organizers are calling it “a must” for consumers and creators of local news, website owners, legal professionals “and everyone who values local information, civic participation and social justice.”
Top local provocateur Roger Nicholson shamed a conspiracy site reporter into abandoning his perch near Norfolk Street as law enforcement personnel searched the home of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. His videos are drawing views, comments and death threats.
Greater Boston’s lifestyles and news magazine, The Phoenix, has tweeted its goodbye.
Polling phenom Nate Silver, whose analyses beat the Washington pundits at predicting the past two presidential elections, is scheduled to talk Thursday about his career and how statistics are changing journalism.
For 147 million people, Friday is the holiday shopping day known as Black Friday. For 23.4 million subscribers to the SiriusXM Satellite Radio service, it’s the day “Car Talk” premieres in a three-hour rush-hour block.
With a new editor comes an eye-catching change in the look of Spare Change News, and a significant restating of goals, including hints at a major fundraising campaign and staff-writer structure at a paper that has been volunteer-run for two decades.
After 35 years, Tom and Ray Magliozzi are putting their weekly NPR “Car Talk” broadcasts in park and walking away. The duo, also known as Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, announced it Friday in a funny dialogue, although National Public Radio preceded that with a less-funny press release.
As a community journalist, then, I struggle to play fair and always remember the “community” part. But now I’ll do that less, and here’s why.
The third ROFLcon Internet culture conference continues today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the meme-inspired Nyan Cat ice cream also continues at nearby Toscanini’s.
Cambridge’s Erin Souza writes about style for Stuff magazine, but that’s not why she was chosen to model Thursday for Ann Taylor.