Work & writing by Josh Wilson

Alas, a Blog

Brief writings, comments, updates and vignettes.

Knight Foundation Silicon Valley: Set & Setting

By reader / September 8, 2008 / 0 Comments

It’s an overcast Monday morning in the Bay Area, even down here in one of the most economically upbeat corners of America — Google HQ, in Mountain View, Calif., not far from the Shoreline Amphitheater. The famed Googleplex is like walking around a giant college quadrant. It hearkens back to visiting a pal at MIT […]

Read More teams with Spot.Us

By reader / August 7, 2008 / 0 Comments, The San Francisco Public Press and the Knight Foundation-supported SPOT.US “crowdfunding” project are teaming up to raise $2,500 to support investigative coverage and fact-checking of San Francisco-focused election advertisements. Your micro-donation will make a difference! Pledge for SF Election Ad Fact-Checking * THE NEED Help shine a light on the murky world of election […]

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Trust and Journalism’s Social Contract

By reader / June 3, 2008 / 0 Comments

A great irony of media reform is that people decry profit-driven corporations for subverting the Fourth Estate, but also don’t trust the journalists themselves to cover their issues in a meaningful way. This issue of trust remains a serious hurdle, but change is in the wind. Bloggers have effectively established a new accountability dynamic between […]

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Critical Mass & the SF Press

By reader / June 17, 2007 / 1 Comment

[Guest commentary,, April 16, 2007] “The Critical Press / Inflamatory coverage of mishap at a bicycle protest boosts paper’s readership” By Josh Wilson, the Web site of the San Francisco Chronicle, last week provided a fascinating look at how both initial newspaper coverage and Web 2.0 technologies can help shape perception of a […]

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