Jeff Jarvis is a national leader in the development of online news, blogging, and the investigation of new business models for news. He is director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York and serves as an executive committee member for the News Integrity Initiative. Funded in part by Facebook and Mozilla, the initiative supports news literacy and journalistic efforts around the world. Jarvis is also the author of several books, including “Geeks Bearing Gifts” and “What Would Google Do?” He blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com and cohosts the podcast This Week in Google.
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Jeff Jarvis, Guardian September 15, 2008
Jeff Jarvis, New York Post June 9, 2008
Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine October 13, 2008
Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine September 13, 2008
Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine September 9, 2008
“The News Integrity Initiative will be run as an independent project by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism under the auspices of the School’s Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, whose director is Professor Jeff Jarvis.”
Jeff Jarvis argues that the internet enables people to communicate directly to each other.
Jeff Jarvis argues, “I am hopeful that Facebook’s effort to encourage ‘meaningful interactions’ could lead to greater civility in our conversations, which society desperately needs.”
Jeff Jarvis is of the view that “almost all of what we do online is valuable and enjoyable but there are always things we can do to improve the experience and act more responsibly.”
Jeff Jarvis argues, “Twitter has also been crucial to amplifying the voices of activists, providing a platform for experiences of violence and oppression that conventional media would ignore.”
Jeff Jarvis argues, “The problem with much of that so-called social-media work is that the goal is still to drive traffic back to the media site … If we instead judge our value on how well we inform people and how much we help them solve their problems and meet their goals, then we will go to wherever they are and use the tools at hand to deliver value the best way we can.”
Jeff Jarvis argues, “We are sharing a billion things a day on Facebook alone because we want to, because we find value in it. That’s where the discussion should begin, with the power of publicness, not with the presumption of privacy.”