Blogging Workshop at Media Matters

Blogging Workshop at Media Matters: Writing Conference For High School Teachers & Teens
Session Outline & Links

Examples of power of citizen journalism using blogs:

  1. Foley Scandal (Danielle)
    1. Story on NPR on how it all started on the internet
  2. ACME Boston – Protest at Statehouse (Colin)
    1. protest organized by ACME Boston
    2. no coverage by mainstream media
    3. covered by Steve Garfield and Andy Carvin’s video blogs
    4. portion of videoblog appeared on PBS
    5. shows how free tools like videoblogging have potentional to reach larger audience
  3. Dean Campaign
  4. Pete Steadman project with local papers in Boston Area
  5. Dan Gilmor spiel (see Colin’s blog at
  6. Global Voices Online – non-profit global citizens’ media project, sponsored by and launched from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School; guide to the most interesting conversations, information, and ideas appearing around the world on various forms of participatory media such as blogs, podcasts, photo sharing sites, and videoblogs.

Youth Examples of Blogging:

  1. Seventh grade English in Ontario Novel Discussions (see Andy Carvin’s blog Using Blogs as a Novel Approach to Engage Students ” on PBS’
  2. Other Recommendation from Andy Carvin:
  3. YouthNoise – social networking tool (formerly of Save the Children network) – for history see

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