News of the Week 5/2/08

by Dan Blank on May 2, 2008

How Nokia Users Drive Innovation
"You’ve heard of user-generated content? Sports Tracker is an example of how Nokia has begun experimenting with user-generated innovation. "People were misusing the application in creative ways."

Reluctantly, a Daily Stops Its Presses, Living Online
"With print revenue down and online revenue growing, newspaper executives are anticipating the day when big city dailies and national papers will abandon their print versions. That day has arrived in Madison, Wis."

How We Use Twitter for Journalism
"While cynics dismiss twitter as frivolous, we’ve got stories to share that should make anyone reconsider their doubts about the microblogging medium."

Changing Habits: How We Consume News Today
"I’ve been away from the newsroom for only two months, and I feel my news consumption has changed considerably."

Examples of Online Investigative Journalism
"I’ve decided to put together a big honking list of all the investigative reports that have happened online. I will include mainstream media reports, as long as they started online or are completely contained on the Net, as well as citizen journalism…"

‘How do I get people to come to my website?’
"Question from a reader: OJR’s editor offers tips on how journalists can promote their great work to readers online."

U.S. newspaper circulation falls 3.6 percent
"U.S. newspaper circulation fell 3.6 percent in the latest set of figures released by an industry group on Monday, reflecting a migration of readers to the Internet and publishers’ efforts to streamline their businesses."

At The Wall Street Journal, the Words Not Spoken
"Inside and outside of the paper, there’s no confusion about who the paper belongs to. Not the editors who built it, not the reporters who fill it with articles, but the men who bought and paid for it."

9 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting to Your Blog
"I actually think that most of us as bloggers could improve many of our posts by pausing before hitting ’submit/publish’ and asking a few basic questions about the post."

Who do people trust? (It ain’t bloggers)
"If people trust the reviews of friend that they know and trust 14% more than your corporate website, what is your web marketing team doing to accommodate this? Are you spending 14% more effort to listen, learn, influence peer reviews?"

PR 2.0: PR 2.0: Putting the Public Back in Public Relations
"What happened to PR? It no longer triumphs as a darling among the various marketing disciplines, and in many cases, is regarded as a necessary evil these days."

Crisis in News: State of Investigative Reporting at Newspapers, Broadcasting
"I am blogging live from the conference, “Crisis in News: Symposium on Investgative Reporting,” at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism."

Inside the Marketers Studio – David Berkowitz’s Marketing Blog: How to Twitter an Event
"There’s a lot of discussion now around how Twitter can be used at events. It gets even more interesting when the people on stage try to use it to monitor the reactions to what they’re saying. "

A Google Prototype for a Precision Image Search
"Google researchers say they have a software technology intended to do for digital images on the Web what the company’s original PageRank software did for searches of Web pages."

The Evolution of My Social Media Interactions
"The pace of change is about to accelerate dramatically, as an open Social Web unleashes a wave of innovation as significant as what we saw in 1994 and 1995. This time around, it will be sites, applications, and devices that harness a new “who-you-know” layer of the Internet."

Conversation Agent: Citizen Journalists and Responsibility
"More and more we find our roles overlap – blogger, employee, stockholder, customer, etc. Do the rules of engagement overlap? Where do we stand on ethics and responsibility?"

Tips to Improve Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Tips on how to attract more search engine traffic.

RSS Needs An Easy Button
"…it’s time for marketing people to step up and save everyone on the planet a boatload of time by making RSS digestible for the 98% of people that don’t spend their days drowning in techie acronyms and buzzwords."

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