Activity tagged “journalism”
Collecting some of the best long-form journalism available on the web. With bonus Instapaper integration!
I have an enormous amount of respect for folks like Matt who can just shut up and Get Shit Done. Every minute spent thinking about the “best” or “right” way to do something is a minute you haven't spent actually building it. Matt's completely right: building a demo is the best way to prove an idea, even if the only audience for the demo is you.
If you work in or around journalism, you need to read this essay. Every word. “Round and round this goes, with the people committed to saving newspapers demanding to know “If the old model is broken, what will work in its place?” To which the answer is: Nothing. Nothing will work. There is no general model for newspapers to replace the one the internet just broke.”
Free (CC-licensed) legal advice for citizen media creators.
Errol Morris interviews the the head photo editors of the AP, AFP, and Reuters, asking each to pick iconic images of the Bush presidency.
Wow, that's gorgeous.
I (unfortunately) know some people who need to read this.
Matt's been working on the JW's election coverage for a few years now, and it's getting *really* slick. To me, though, the most interesting part is in how Matt's been able to track down clueful people at Douglas County and the Secretary of State; having a quick and clean source of data makes this process much, must easier. It strikes me that there really isn't a whole lot of difference between Matt cultivating these relationships and a “traditional” journalist's cultivation of sources.
The symposium I'm attending (and speaking at) in Atlanta is going to be webcast (live, I think). It's a pretty sweet lineup of speakers, so this'll probably be well worth the time to watch.
Matt points out an important trend here at the J-W. Google really is making working with data online much easier, and we're taking full advantage.
Ignore the snarkiness of leaking an internal memo about leaking internal memos and read Nick's plan for paying bloggers for performance. I'd suggest doing something similar for bonafide journalists, but I'd probably get lynched.
The owner of our company gets some serious props.
The Times finally gets a clue. Welcome to the real Internet, folks.
You know, in every branch of journalism I know of faking sources is a fireable offense. Not tech journalism, of course. Why the hell Gruber seems to be the only one taking these douchebag tech reporters to account baffles the hell out of me.
An amazing story.
Invisible Inkling » 10 obvious things about the future of newspapers you need to get through your head
Advice on making radio from Ira Glass.
Adrian won a $1.1 million grant. Expect amazing things to come of this :)
Mike's spin on database journalism. It's a great look at the same stuff Adrian's been talking about the the point of view of a (mostly) non-geek. Why can't all our clients be this cool?
Although it's meant to be Slate-specific, the first two points really apply to any piece of online journalism. I'd love to see the J-W handle corrections and citations the way Volokh suggests.
What jumps out is that this was a year during which we witnessed the astounding consequences of media errors.
Excuse me while I shed a few tears for my former employer. How the mighty have fallen.
I’ve been following with interest as Derek Willis explores Caspio, a sort of hosted data-driven web app tool for journalists. This post started out as a comment on his blog, but soon ballooned.
I got ripped off by Engadget, and I all got was this lousy t-shirt.
Wait, I didn’t even get one of those…