‘The goal is to teach journalism students how to recast their relationship’

So 2 seconds on Jeff Jarvis, self-described “mediaman by day, blogboy by night, ” as visionary citizen’s media educator–In his second letter (in reply) to NYTimes’ Bill Keller, Jarvis says, as a side note–
“I wrote up a proposal for a (pardon me) Citizens’ Media Center and damned near got funding for it…. The goal is to teach journalism students how to recast their relationship with the public via this medium, to teach bloggers the skills and standards of professional journalism, and to teach big media how to interact with the public in new ways via this medium. One of the deliverables (as I’m told one says in grant proposals) is to bring together bloggers and reporters — that is, citizen journalists and professional journalists — to build understanding, to show that we’re not enemies, to demonstrate that we share a common goal to inform the public, and to demonstrate that we can better do that together.”

Jeff, as a project this is a gotta-have it, a great idea. Even if it’s run by a consortium of Universities with Knight and Carnegie support, it’s well worth making happen.