Collaborative Journalism, Take Two

Collaborative journalism seems to be taking steps forward online, thanks to wiki’s. One entrepreneur created a website and originally hired freelancers to create articles. However: “To his surprise he found that many of the entries generated by Internet users — free — were more informative than those written by freelancers.” Is this the same as… Continue reading Collaborative Journalism, Take Two

Websites Want to Be More Like Magazines

Robert Scoble looks at whether Web 2.0 is a bubble like Web 1.0 was, with an interesting conclusion: “One thing, though. Web 2.0 is largely funded by advertising. Advertising is an AUDIENCE business. So, when Paul Graham is telling his companies to worry about building audience first, that’s actually a good point of view to… Continue reading Websites Want to Be More Like Magazines

Standalone Journalism

Now, there has been a lot of talk about readers/customers/users now expeciting/choosing/demanding to be involved in the process, to be able to create content, be given some control, or be part of a community. However, Paul Conley looks at things differently: “We will soon see a slew of standalone, online, B2B publications being run by… Continue reading Standalone Journalism

Writer, Editor & Big Media Authority Dwindling?

Teen magazines are dropping like flies in favor of online counterparts that offer more interaction. Some of the thoughts surrounding these moves: “You can’t just be a magazine editor sitting in your office. You can no longer dictate. It is a two-way street.” This is how sites like MySpace, once seen as unrelated to publishing,… Continue reading Writer, Editor & Big Media Authority Dwindling?

Journalism, Innovation, the Web

Jeff Jarvis is asking some great questions, and working on the answers in a recent post about entrepreneurial journalism. While many publishers are working feverishly to create a successful online brand, marketshare, and profit, is the same innovation going into journalism itself? Or are they one and the same? One thing is for sure, the… Continue reading Journalism, Innovation, the Web

Newspapers & Links

Techdirt looks inside the debate that many old media companies go through when moving online: “A reporter at a paper in Missouri writes to Poynter Online, discussing an internal debate that her newspaper had over whether to include external links to stories in other publications. Ultimately, the higher ups decided against it on the view… Continue reading Newspapers & Links

Collaborative Journalism

Wired is running an interesting journalism experiment: “In an experiment in collaborative journalism, Wired News is putting reporter Ryan Singel at your service. This wiki began as an unedited 1,059 word article on the wiki phenomenon, exactly as Ryan filed it. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do the job of… Continue reading Collaborative Journalism

Blogs Rewrite Journalism

Malcolm Gladwell recently wrote a piece in The New Yorker about the US pension system. On his blog, he has been clarifying statements, and responding to comments that contest points in his article. In his most recent post, he makes some clarifications about what it means to be a journalist, and “report,” as opposed to… Continue reading Blogs Rewrite Journalism

News Sensationalism

An interesting piece in the Boston Globe got me thinking about some of those “most popular” story listings on sites like and the dangers of social news sites. The Globe’s article looks at the oversaturation of John Mark Karr coverage on television news: “`It’s an embarrassment,” says Tobe Berkovitz, associate dean of Boston University’s… Continue reading News Sensationalism