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Melanie Sill
Works at Southern California Public Radio
Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Journalism isn't the press versus the people, it's the press as part of the people. Today's Mashable story (trending high) on "Twitter" beating the AP prompted this blog post.
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I like to think of journalism as being "for the people." And as Hunter Thompson once said, "if you're a bad guy I'm going to hunt you down."
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Good for Nick Kristof, having a future of journalism discussion with -- his readers. (They have plenty to say)
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Did I really write, "Even for imitation newspapers, there is copiousness of upside?"
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There's much more room for creative breakthroughs about how journalism can excel and serve communities today, from my WordPress blog.
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I stopped in on some of the UK's journalism discussion during a London visit last week, including a new report on mainstream media and "social discovery' and a lively News:Rewired conference.
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Eric Newton's Knight blog post on open journalism, my recent discussion paper for USC Annenberg and his experience in Oakland.
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Facebook misses point that simplicity and control matter to people. Few people want to live, read, browse, entirely in public.
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I would assert that mindlessly sharing everything will end up being much like sharing nothing in key ways. A "frictionless" stream will drive any sane people away, and be ignored by others in the first place. The only entity that benefits is Facebook itself. The essence of rational sharing is rational decisions about what to share.
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Looks like a good opportunity to look in on the interesting experiment from +KOMU 8 News using hangouts during newscasts.
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Hi friends,

TOMORROW at 2:00pm EST: Joining me will be +Sarah Hill and +Jen Reeves for our episode of "Who Cares?" where we'll be talking with these two +Google+ advocates from +KOMU 8 News, out of Columbia, MO, whom I have been following from day 1. They were the first news team to use a G+ Hangouts during a newscast and have had great traction with their viewers by reaching out during their segments. It will be neat hearing how their efforts have paid off for them and their brand.


Have your questions ready, I'm sure you are going to enjoy visiting with both +Jen Reeves and +Sarah Hill of +KOMU 8 News - they are a perfect story of 'giving back' and how their efforts have exceeded expectations!

See you tomorrow, same 'bat time' :)
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On the eve of a new year, my PBS/MediaShift blog post on core ideas for making journalism more open, accessible and connected to people's lives and information exchange.
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Finding G+ mobile has a hairtrigger on the +1s, endorsed a couple of comments before I realized that. How bout an undo -- minus 1?
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News leader, editor, writer
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  • Southern California Public Radio
    Executive Editor, 2012 - present
  • USC Annenberg
    Executive in residence, 2011 - 2011
  • The Sacramento Bee
    Editor and Senior VP, 2007 - 2011
  • The News & Observer
    Executive Editor/ Senior VP, 2002 - 2007
  • The N&O
    Reporter, editing roles, AME, ME, 1982 - 2002
  • UPI
    Reporter, 1981 - 1982
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Sacramento CA
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Raleigh, NC - Somerville, MA - Brevard, NC - Waipahu, HI
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News leader and journalism explorer
Introduction
I'm a news leader and longtime editor exploring how journalism works in the digital age. I'm also an optimist who knows that lots of little answers add up even when the big solutions are elusive. I've spent the past 15 years as a top editor in Raleigh and Sacramento newsrooms and at USC Annenberg, where I developed a project on open journalism published by the Annenberg Innovation Lab in December 2011.
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Journalism, 1977 - 1981
  • Harvard University
    Nieman Fellow, 1993 - 1994
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