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JOMC 710:
Final Project

CITIZEN CAMPBELL:
PROJECT BACKGROUND

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CITIZEN CAMPBELL:
A PIONEER IN PARTICIPATORY JOURNALISM

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Cole C. Campbell, 1953-2007


Cole C. Campbell’s Visionary Efforts to Create Community Journalism

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.

    SEARCH KEYWORDS
    "Cole C. Campbell" (and variations as "Cole Campbell" and "Cole Charles Campbell")
    Journalism
    Participatory
    Interactive
    Community
    Newsroom
    Technology
    Challenges
    Criticisms
    [note: searches also utilize combinations and variations of the above keywords]

    WEB RESOURCES
    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
    (archives: http://list.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa)
    Source of Web site: The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • See Rebekah Radisch's JOMC 710 "CITIZEN CAMPBELL: MINI-ESSAY."

    See Rebekah Radisch's JOMC 710 "CITIZEN CAMPBELL: WEBSITES EVALUATION."

    Rebekah Radisch ©2007 radisch @ email.unc.edu