Sunday, July 11, 2010

Daily Thoughts 7/11/2010

The Clark County Historical Museum building, located at 1511 Main Street in Vancouver, Washington, United States, is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) under its historic name "Vancouver Public Library", Photo taken 23 October 2009 by Werewombat, Creative Commons Attribution- Share Alike 3.0. Found on Wikimedia. This is an image of a former library.

Daily Thoughts 7/11/2010

Life continues. I am practicing on Wordpress. This is a set of links to newspaper articles and web articles related to the layoffs and demotions at Mount Vernon Public Library.

I am going to suggest a book called We The Media by Dan Gillmor. It is about how the web allows every day people to report on just about anything. It is fundamentally about the end of the division between ordinary people and journalists. Even though the book was written in 2004, it has become even more applicable today than it was before. Citizen journalism is becoming easier and easier to do. I have found the concepts very useful in writing about the layoffs I experienced. It explains the general concepts, not necessarily the tools to use social media as a way to report events.

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