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Chinese Translation in the Works

I had the pleasure this week to meet journalism students from Shantou (China) University who are working on a Chinese translation of Mediactive. They’re using the fabulous Yeeyan service, which is like a Wikipedia of translation. It was great fun

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Spanish Translation of Mediactive

I’m delighted to see this translation, by volunteers, of the book in Spanish. The PDF is here.

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New Review from AEJMC

The AEJMC (journalism education’s biggest membership group) has posted a review of Mediactive, by David Kamerer of Loyola University. Quote: Journalism is going through transformative change, and some institutions will fail. But it won’t be the end of journalism. Our

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Review: ‘…like a chick cracking open its shell’

At MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media, Jack Driscoll sees Mediactive as a common-sense follow-up to We the Media. The book, he writes, assumes “we no longer are receptacles of information but active participants in the process, who are called on

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Book Mentioned in New York Times Column

Arthur Brisbane, the New York Times’ Public Editor (ombudsman), mentioned Mediactive in his column today. He was looking at the question of speed versus accuracy in the news environment, and while I don’t agree with his conclusions I’m glad he

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Two New Interviews

Levi Sumagaysay, who writes Good Morning Silicon Valley, the long-running tech blog of the San Jose Mercury News, interviewed me about the book and the project. Here’s an excerpt: GMSV: You write in Mediactive: “There’s no conflict between having a world

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Book Talk in Washington, DC, on January 12

If you’re in the Washington, DC, area and have an interest in the new media world, please join us for a conversation about Mediactive at the New American Foundation. It’s on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 5:30 pm. Here are the

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Review: “A Welcome Injection of Sanity”

Shane Richmond, head of editorial technology at the Telegraph in London, says on his 26books.com site: Everyone who uses or contributes to the media should read this book. It’s a welcome injection of sanity. Thanks!

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PR Educator Calls Mediactive Top Book of the Year

Richard Bailey, who writes the public relations education blog “Behind the Spin,” puts Mediactive at the top of his “books of the year” — what he considers the “five best books about – or of value for – public relations

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Kind Words from TechPresident’s Micah Sifry

Micah Sifry, author and co-founder of TechPresident and the Personal Democracy Forum (and a friend), calls Mediactive “a gem” and says: “Read it if you want to know how to be a fully informed participant in the new media age.”

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