Radio Boutros

A blog about online journalism.

Hello Com 206

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Professor Lew Wheaton has invited his Com 206 class at Bergen Community College to view recent posts on Radio Boutros. I will take this moment to say welcome and explain a little bit about radio Boutros.

This blog was started as a classroom tool for my classes at Brooklyn College. I didn’t expect to blog, but it became helpful to blog about some of the topics we discussed in the classroom. So when we discussed the importance of having a beat, I thought it would be interesting to report on the community-based blog.

Articles by journalists David Carr and Jeff Jarvis are also an important part of class readings, so you will often see their work linked or, as Jarvis call it, curated on this site.

Since this blog is hardly older than a weeing pup there are only a few posts. But this is changing and the blog is growing. I invite Professor Wheaton, the students of Com 206 and “citizen journalists” everywhere to join in on the fun.

By the way, I hate the term citizen journalism. It seems that I’m not the only one it irks. Even for citizen journalism evangalists like Jarvis “networked journalism” is the new phrase de jour. I feel a future blog post in the works…


Written by radioboutros

November 3, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Thank you for the warm welcome.
    I have a question: What is “citizen journalism”?

    Huma COM 206

    November 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm

  2. BergEn Community College says hello!

    Cassandra COM-206

    November 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm


    Michelle COM206

    November 3, 2008 at 4:52 pm

  4. A good definition of Citizen Journalism could be found on the PBS blog/website for Mediashift:


    November 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm

  5. Thanks for the greeting and acknowledgement. 😉

    Natalia COM206

    November 3, 2008 at 4:57 pm

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