journalism

Beyond breaking news

Matthew Ingram posits why traditional media should be afraid of Twitter. The introduction of hashtag pages could prove to be quite useful, in the least.  And at best, hashtag pages could carve out huge portions of topical audiences. Twitter has been breaking news quicker than the rest of the internet for awhile now. Today, when I(…)

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Expect to see more ‘lean forward’ work being done on tablets

Storify has gathered momentum as a great way to put together topical articles in aggregate from social media. And now the service takes another leap forward by bringing out an iPad app.  The mobility of the tablet, along with the fact tablets are heavily used at conferences and meetings, lends well to the type of content you(…)

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First, know where you’ve been

Matthew Ingram at Gigaom calls out one of the current canards in the news industry: Debunking the “original sin” of online newspapers. The story goes something like this: back in the early days of the web, news executives listened to the ‘everything for free’ online crowd, rather than trusting their business instincts and charging for(…)

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No magic bullets

Should journalists become programmers?  Well, if they’d like to keep working as a journalist for another 10 years or more, I’d say the answer might just be:  yes. An interesting look at the topic from Nieman Lab:  This post won’t save journalism.

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