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MSNBC blog by media critic Eric Alterman, Professor of English at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Best of the Web Today
On the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page; written by James Taranto.

Daily Howler
Bob Somerby, topical comedian and former op-ed writer for the Baltimore Sun.

Media Nation
Dan Kennedy, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Journalism , Northeastern University , a commentator for WGBH-TV's "Greater Boston with Emily Rooney" and a contributing writer for the Boston Phoenix.

Jay Rosen, Professor of Journalism at New York University.

Combination journal and research site from panelist Alex Bruns.

Talking Points Memo
Joshua Micah Marshall, a Contributing Writer for the Washington Monthly and a columnist for The Hill.


Bagdikian, B.H. (2004). New media monopoly . Boston : Beacon Press.

Bruns, A. ( forthcoming) Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production . New York : Peter Lang.

Bucy, E.P., & Newhagen, J.E. (2004). (Eds.). Media access: Social and psychological dimensions of new technology use . Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bucy, E.P. (Ed.). (2005). Living in the information age: A new media reader . Belmont , California : Wadsworth .

Burnett. R., & Marshall, P.D. (Eds.). (2003). Web theory: An introduction . London : Routledge.

Gauntlett, D. (Ed.). (2000). Web.studies : Rewiring media studies for the digital age. New York : Oxford University Press.

Gillmor, D. (2004). We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People. Sebastopol , CA : O'Reilly.

Jenkins, H.J., & Thorburn, D. (Eds.). (2004). Democracy and new media . Cambridge : MIT Press.

Lee, P.S., Leung, L., & So, C.Y. (Eds.). (2004). Impact and issues in new media: Toward intelligent societies . Cresskill: Hampton Press.

Marshall, P.D. (2004). New media cultures . New York : Oxford University Press.

Potter, W.J. (2005). Media literacy (3 rd ed.). Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications.

Rabinovitz, L., & Geil, A. (Eds.). (2004). Memory bytes: History, technology, and digital culture. Durham : Duke University Press.

Rodzvilla, J. (2002). We've Got Blog: How Weblogs are Changing Our Culture . Cambridge , MA : Perseus Publishing.

Stafford , M.R., & Faber, R.J. (Eds.). (2005). Advertising, promotion, and new media . Armonk , New York : M.E. Sharpe.

Wardrip-Fruin, N., & Harrigan, P. (Eds.). (2004). FirstPerson: New media as story, performance, and game . Cambridge : MIT Press.


Haas, Tanni. “From Public Journalism to the Public's Journalism? Rhetoric and Reality in the Discourse on Weblogs.” Journalism Studies 6.3 (2005): 387-396.

Palser, Barb. “Journalism's Back Seat Drivers.” American Journalism Review 27.4 ( 2005): 42 – 51.

Smolkin, Rachel. “The Expanding Blogosphere.”: American Journalism Review 26.3 (2004): 38-44.

“Weblogs and Journalism.” Neiman Reports . 57.3 (2003): 59-98.



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