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.
Cambridge comes in fourth behind Alexandria, Va.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Miami. Is an Amazon-centric, Kindle-centric list to be trusted?
Radio station 92.9-FM’s boast of having “More music, less blah, blah, blah …” doesn’t seem to extend to its advertising, which says a little too much.
One argument for adhering to the no-cameras rule of the “roundtable” format of City Council meetings is that it frees officials to speak frankly, leading to deeper conversation on tricky topics. Unfortunately for believers in this theory – that the presence of cameras is inhibiting – it makes less sense than ever in 2013.
A Pennsylvania blogger – and former Cantabrigian and Harvard Law student – has unscientifically declared Somerville the hippest city in America, as well as the city that is more Portlandia than Portland.
Greater Boston’s lifestyles and news magazine, The Phoenix, has tweeted its goodbye.
Kaling’s sitcom gets renewed for a second season and she’s writing a second book. And John Malkovich gets good reviews for a movie you’ve never heard of and may never see.
Ben Affleck wins an Oscar, thanks his family, shaves his beard and makes peace with New Zealand and Canada. But not with the Iranian government. And Dane Cook finds work as the voice of an airplane.
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.