Where does journalism end, and community begin? Let’s take a look at one article, and see what the future could hold. Last Sunday, The New York Times printed an article in their Parenting column titled: “Limiting Teenage Drinking, or Trying. The article did two things: The author illustrated the reasoning behind rules in his household… Continue reading Where Does Journalism End and Community Begin?
There are lots of 2007 media industry recaps online, I will try to recap them all! Online Journalism Review: “Five Lessons from 2007.” Breaking news blogs take off, as does distribution of content via widgets. The media are still figuring out how to best leverage user-generated content. Folio magazine: “2007: The Year in Magazines.” Some… Continue reading 2007: The Year in Media
I constantly read about how newspapers, magazines, media companies and journalists are evolving to meet the changing needs of their audience by leveraging new tools on the web. Oftentimes, these changes happen with reduced resources, while learning new skills. There are more and more success stories that empower individual journalists, and move brands in exciting… Continue reading What Rockstars Can Teach Journalists About Innovation
More print editors are finding roles online: “Brandon Holley, late of Jane magazine, has become the latest example of an editor who’s made the leap from print magazines to the digital space. Holley has been quietly working at Yahoo as executive producer, Yahoo Lifestyles, a new position at the company.”
Mark Glaser has created a great primer on hyper-local news: “Hyper-local news is the information relevant to small communities or neighborhoods that has been overlooked by traditional news outlets. Thanks to cheap self-publishing and communication online, independent hyper-local news sites have sprung up to serve these communities, while traditional media has tried their own initiatives… Continue reading A Primer on Hyper-Local News
The American Journalism Review takes a sober look at the future for newspapers as they look to the web to make up for the decline in print. Some great quotes from teh article: “Newspaper Web sites are attracting lots of visitors, but aren’t keeping them around for long. The typical visitor to nytimes.com, which attracts… Continue reading Newspapers: Will Online Revenue Make Up for the Decline in Print?
I will be sharing more online video that is produced by traditional print media, such as newspapers. First up, an engaging feature about a man whose conviction was overturned after 18 years in prison: Life Unbarred. The segment was produced by The News & Observer out of North Carolina. Photojournalist Travis Long shared the background… Continue reading Online Video: Adding Richness to Newspaper Articles
Here is a video that gives you a behind the scenes look at The New York Times’ digital newsroom, and their process. Some interesting quotes: “If something is ready, you publish it, and you publish it in whatever forum is available at the moment. Usually, thats the web, because its available all the time.” “One… Continue reading New York Times Takes Online Journalism Seriously
Jim Wayne speaks with the creators of “Not Just a Number,” an online crime map that connects Web 2.0 reporting tools, with deeper ways to tell a story, and help a community. “Not Just a Number goes well beyond merely pinning crime stats on a city grid. It holds a magnifying glass over each anonymous… Continue reading How Online Reporting Helps Support a Mourning Community
Jeff Jarvis takes a look at the concept of “beat blogging,” whereby beat reporters embrace networked journalism: “So I like to think of this as turning reporting inside-out: Before, the reporter put himself at the center, because it was through him that reporting flowed to the press and public. Now there can be a network… Continue reading The Shifting Role of Journalists: From Center to Edge