ORB – Oregonian Research Blog

June 16, 2008

Online Journalism Review to ceast publication.

Filed under: blogging,journalism — Lynne @ 5:47 pm

Sent to OJR’s Facebook fans from Robert Niles

Subject: Final OJR post
After a decade, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication has decided to cease publication of OJR.org. The archives will remain online, but there will be no new articles.

One of OJR’s goals over the years has been to help mid-career journalists make a successful transition from other media to online reporting and production. I’m pleased to say that USC Annenberg will continue to provide support in that area, through the Knight Digital Media Center. I encourage OJR readers to click over to http://www.knightdigitalmediacenter.org and its blogs, if you are not already a regular reader there.

The decision to close OJR means that I have left the University of Southern California. But I am not going offline. I will continue to write, daily, about new media and journalism at my new website, http://www.sensibletalk.com . I hope that many of you will click over and visit me there.

Finally, on behalf of OJR, I want to thank you. Thank you for your readership, tips, corrections, kind words and support. And I want to wish you success as you work to build engaging, informative and sustainable websites, to better serve your audiences.

This decision was a surprise but I am happy to hear that Robert Niles will continue writing online at Sensibletalk. The Knight Digital Media Center also now has a new blog. The title is News Leadership 3.0; its authored by former Oregonian staffer Michele McLellan.

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