Rostra Rocks, Rostra Rolls to Three San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards

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Pardon us for just a moment while we at Rostra congratulate ourselves and each other for having our humble political blog honored for the third year running at the 2012 San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. San Diego Rostra won in the following categories: Second Place, Websites: Blog – News and Opinion Second Place, Websites: Blog – Topic …

Social Media Drives New Brand of Buzzy Journalism

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  Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with a look at a web site striving to become the first pure social news organization. Also included: A good week for the U-T, the paper’s plan to start cheering for a new Chargers stadium, and links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics …

Conservative Watchdog Coming To San Diego?

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In the comments, SD CityBeat’s Dave Maass mentioned this interesting ad on Craigslist: political writer/researcher/investigative reporter (San Diego) Date: 2011-07-28, 12:56AM PDT Reply to:  New political news and truth watchdog project. It’s internet based and is independent thinking (non party affiliation) and embraces conservative core values. Seeks writer (conservative journalist if possible) and a top notch researcher plus an …

The New Media Insurgents – O’Keefe, Hartsock and Whittle

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You don’t need hundreds of thousands of dollars to document a story that makes a difference. What you need are: — A willingness to expend some shoe leather — Inexpensive videocameras like those flooding the market these days, and — The understanding of how new media has busted the oligopoly of traditional media once known as gatekeepers. James O’Keefe, Christian …

If you missed The California Review on Rick Amato’s Show 12/7/2009, listen to it here!

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Listen to The California Review live from December 7th, 2009, on the Rick Amato Show guest-hosted by SD Rostra editor, Barry Jantz. This particular segment features yours truly, a Staff Writer for the paper and its editor-in-chief, Alec Weisman. Enjoy, rant, comment, whatever you heart desires!!!