After careful consideration of all the things I find interesting, I chose to focus my research project on Cole C. Campbell
and his visionary ideas about public journalism. Campbell, dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of
Nevada in Reno, died in a single vehicle crash en route to work January 5, 2007. The concepts that powered Campbell’s
passion for public journalism (or participatory, interactive or community journalism) two decades ago continually arise in
our class discussions. This relevance to our class and our professions in media motivated my interest in researching Campbell
and his ideas.
News consumers and journalists navigating challenges presented by evolving new media technologies—the Internet, World
Wide Web, blogs and other interactive resources—may find Campbell’s pioneering work informative and inspiring.
This paper will:
describe the journalism changes Campbell envisioned and pursued,
examine reactions to his mission during and after his most notable editorships,
consider his legacy as it relates to the future of journalism.
"Cole C. Campbell" (and variations as "Cole Campbell" and "Cole Charles Campbell")
[note: searches also utilize combinations and variations of the above keywords]
Title of Web page: PressThink: Ghost of Democracy in the Media Machine
Web address: http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/2003/10/03/cole_campbell.html
Brief description: This site is the blog for Jay Rosen, Associate Professor, former chairman, New York University, Department
of Journalism. It’s well organized and provides a wealth of information about public journalism concepts and issues.
Source of Web site: Department of Journalism, New York University
Title of Web page: PJNet Today: A Public Journalism Network Weblog by Leonard Witt and Colleagues
Web address: http://pjnet.org/
Brief description: This site provides blog and forum participation opportunities to explore and strengthen the relationship
between journalism and democracy. It is simple to navigate, but seems to lack a useful search function. Cole Campbell hosted
a forum here entitled “The Global Café” (http://pjnet.org/GlobalWebForumArchiveIII.shtml).
Source of Web site: Public Journalism Network, Kennesaw State University
Title of Web page: Journalism and Mass Communication Education: 2001 and Beyond
Brief Description: This site offers educational resources (including journals and papers) for journalism and mass communication
faculty, administrators, students and media professionals. It is easily navigable and offers a useful search function.
Web address: http://www.aejmc.org/_scholarship/_publications/_resources/_reports/jmc_beyond.php
Source of Web site: The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication