Stuff and such from the netwebs that caught my eye.
And a few links on the whole National Newspapers, links are copyright stuff
- http://bit.ly/RwjeLu – Statement from National Newspapers of Ireland on copyright, online news articles and linking
- http://shar.es/4opLO – Irish newspapers issue statement clarifying that they really are being a bit silly
This is some of the stuff that’s crossed my eyes between October 10th through October 14th:
- The Public Domain Mark – Creative Commons – Creative Commons announces the release of its Public Domain Mark, a tool that enables works free of known copyright restrictions to be labeled in a way that allows them to be easily discovered over the Internet.
- Real-Time News Curation, Newsmastering And Newsradars – The Complete Guide – Robin Good has a multipart series on news curation and it’s, well, Good!
- Poll: When should you retweet the competition? – Lost Remote – “When (if ever) should a news organization retweet something from a competing news organization?” aks lost remote. The results are an excellent example of the ‘polite to your face, rude to your back’ school of linking
- Kinetic typography as a storytelling technique – If you’re asking “What the hell is that” then this post, with great examples is for you.
- BBC adopts thoughtful guidelines on social media | Reportr.net – Alf thinks that the new approach to social media ” is a tacit acknowledgement that different social media sites and services have their own rules and patterns of behaviour. The BBC is essentially a guest in these spaces.”
- Tips & Tricks: Sharing Google Docs Like a Pro – Official Google Docs Blog – “We’ve explained our new sharing model before, but, in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness month, we want to make sure you’re aware of your options for sharing your documents.”
- Blogging and Journalism; Form and Function – One Man and His Blog – “the most common category error I see around blogging and journalism is hacks shoving straight inverted pyramid, 350 word news stories (or opinion pieces) into a blog and calling it blogging.”
- Manchester police tweets – live data visualisation by the MEN | Online Journalism Blog – Paul highlights the MEN quick and dirty visulisation of Greater Manchester Police, day long, tweet
- Data, journalism and your career | Knight Digital Media Center Weblog – Is data boring? Not according to Jerry Monti
- Local newspaper data journalism – school admissions in Birmingham – Paul Bradshaw picks up a great example of local data journalism from the Birmingham mail picked up
<li><a href=”http://www.ojr.org/ojr/people/webjournalist/201009/1889/”>Web Journalism’s rules of tech engagement</a> – I really like the list but I’m not sure that we it moves anything on. It’s kind of assumes that journalism is some how resistant to technology. One informs the other and the ‘basic j101’ argument suggest that it stands alone. Do we need to be less ‘basic’?</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/chile/7961923/Chilean-miners-trapped-in-San-Jose-mine-infographic.html”>Chilean miners trapped in San Jose mine: infographic – Telegraph</a> – A neat, visual, story.</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/oct/08/mobile-lawsuits-visualisation-gathered”>Growth of a meme: how a mobile lawsuits visualisation evolved | Technology | guardian.co.uk</a> – “Started by the New York Times, knife-and-forked by @charlesarthur, then made increasingly beautiful by graphic designers: how the view of the patents bunfight improved</li>
<li><a href=”http://data.gov.uk/blog/my-top-ten-datagovuk-datasets-guest-post-simon-rogers”>My top ten data.gov.uk datasets</a> – Guardian Data blog guru Simon Rogers picks his favorite data sets at data.gov.uk</li>
<li><a href=”http://charman-anderson.com/2010/10/08/newsrooms-vs-the-volcano/”>Newsrooms vs. the Volcano</a> – Suw Charman-Anderson develops her thoughts on from a comment she left on Charlie Becketts radio post and goes on to round up a lot of the great Eyjafjallajökull coverage</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.charliebeckett.org/?p=3300″>Think Audio Networking, not Radio: debating networked journalism</a> – Charlie Beckett, ponders why radio is missing the new media boat and finds that it may be the last bastion of cumudgeons.</li>
<li><a href=”http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2298144&tstart=0″>Export Notes out of a Keynote presentation …</a> – You can use Automator to extract presenter notes from Keynote presentation and put them in a text file. Really handy (if only for me!)</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.pcc.org.uk/news/index.html?article=NTEzMg==”>Press Complaints Commission >> News >> PCC research: Public concern about social networking and privacy</a> – “42% of web users aged 16-24 know someone who has been embarrassed by information uploaded on to the internet without their consent. And 78% of the entire adult online population would change information they publish about themselves online if they thought the material would later be reproduced in the mainstream media.”</li>
<li><a href=”http://blog.uk.cision.com/2010/09/2010-social-journalism-study/”>2010 Social Journalism Study | CisionUK</a> – Cision Europe’s Social Journalism study conducted among UK, French and German journalists in July, underscores that Social Media have become standard tools for journalists supporting their daily workflow. Today, journalists in all three countries use Social Media to source stories as well as to promote their own work.</li>
<li><a href=”http://headlinesanddedlines.blogspot.com/2010/09/my-first-death-knock.html”>Headlines and Deadlines: My First Death Knock</a> – Alison recalls her first successful death knock</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.onemanandhisblog.com/archives/2010/09/dead_mans_shoes_wont_save_journalism.html?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+oneman+%28One+Man+%26+His+Blog%29″>Dead Man’s Shoes won’t save journalism – One Man and His Blog</a> – Adam thinks “Greg Hadfield was spot on when suggested that editors need to assert themselves more over the commercial and technological sides of the business – but there’s a caveat with that. They do need to surround themselves with people who do understand the digital environment, and trust their advice. In essence, they need to trust in their own judgement on news values, but be prepared to see those expressed in wholly new ways by those who report to them”</li>
<li><a href=”http://blog.ouseful.info/2010/09/30/my-twitter-community-grabbing-code-newt-py/”>My Twitter Community Grabbing Code – newt.py « OUseful.Info, the blog…</a> – Code to help generate all kinds of cool stuff with Twitter</li>
<li><a href=”http://blog.ouseful.info/2010/09/30/yahoo-pipes-code-generator/”>Yahoo Pipes Code Generator (Python) « OUseful.Info, the blog…</a> – Convert a Yahoo pipe to Python.</li>
<li><a href=”http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/30/comscore-facebook-passes-yahoo-to-become-the-second-largest-video-site-in-the-u-s/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29″>comScore: Facebook Passes Yahoo To Become The Second Largest Video Site In The U.S.</a> – Should you be putting your video on Facebook?</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2010/09/how-to-get-past-the-fear-of-new-technology-with-ushahidi273.html”>How to Get Past the Fear of New Technology with Ushahidi | PBS</a> – Don’t be afraid to try stuff like Ushahidi. It’s not as hard as you think</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.lostremote.com/2010/09/30/study-what-works-for-hyperlocal-news-sites/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LostRemote+%28Lost+Remote%29″>Study: What works for hyperlocal news sites – Lost Remote</a> – J-Lab has published a solid study that examines what works — and what doesn’t — for community and hyperlocal news sites.</li>
<li><a href=”http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/08/how-the-guardian-is-pioneering-data-journalism-with-free-tools/”>How The Guardian is pioneering data journalism with free tools » Nieman Journalism Lab</a> -</li>
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These are my links for September 21st through September 28th:
- Jonathan Stray » Designing journalism to be used – “News can no longer be (only) about the mass update. Stories need to be targeted to those who might be able to improve the situation. And journalism’s products — which are more than its stories — must be designed to facilitate this.”
- MSN Spaces Closing, becomes WP.com — Matt Mullenweg – Windows Live (formerly MSN) Spaces is shutting down and migrating their 30m+ users to WordPress.com. Four years ago I was fairly worried as every internet giant (Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, Google) had a hosted blogging service. Now only Blogger remains, and is firmly in our sights.
- Social Media Metrics – “The social media metric that I think does matter and that is difficult to fully qualify is sentiment: the positive or negative mentions of a brand, product, service, whatever.”
- Georgie Anne Geyer: The cyber future of reporting, delivering, packaging news – news-herald.com – “When the term “citizen-journalist” was being batted around the conversation — average citizens, anywhere, using their phone cameras to send in photos and comments — this lady was miffed. “I object to citizen-journalist,” she said in sardonic tones. “I surely wouldn’t want to be operated on by a citizen-doctor. And I doubt that people are more connected in this way — probably they are less so.”” YAWN
- Nick Davies: Data, crowdsourcing and the ‘immeasurable confusion’ around Julian Assange | Journalism.co.uk Editors’ Blog – Investigative journalist Nick Davies chipped in with his thoughts on crowdsourcing data analysis by news organisations at this week’s Frontline Club event. (You can listen to a podcast featuring the panellists
- @WebJournalist Robert Hernandez: Geolocation Is Going To Grow | Neon Tommy – “Geolocation is definitely going to grow. Foursquare is the biggest one besides Facebook Places and they’re just over a million users. Twitter is 100 million. But Facebook is 500 million. There’s a lot of folks competeing for that. “
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- How can hyperlocals and the mainstream media work better together? « Sarah Hartley – Sarah crowdsources for areas of interest for a presentation to local sites and bloggers. It raises some interesting comments.
- The Newsonomics of Apple’s “digital circulation” share » Nieman Journalism Lab – “Those 40 percent (of total U.S. music sales) and 28 percent (Apple’s share of overall music sales) numbers are ones to note. If they held true for news reading, then by 2017, we can be assured of one thing: Apple’s share of news “circulation” revenue would be mind-bending.”
- Which is better for video: iPhone 4 or Flip Ultra HD? – “… the final verdict for mojos? The Flip does take better video. But without a truly mobile way to edit and transmit the video back to the office, the iPhone is by far the better choice.”
- Mediating Conflict: BBC’s cricket correspondent hits blog comments for six – “There seems to be something of a backlash against the value of comments on blogs at the BBC. Or perhaps it might be more accurate to say that existing reservations about comments on blogs are beginning to surface.”
- What impact is SEO having on journalists? Reports from the field » Nieman Journalism Lab – Metrics can be good for journalism and for journalists; it just takes putting aside the fear of the now to think about future strategies for building good content that will keep readers coming back. As I’ve said before, good content and high readership levels are not mutually exclusive: good stories will be found, and SEO can help.
- Online Vs. Print: Reloaded – In Germany “Print works, online is still not recognized as a separate medium or journalistic context.”
- What’s in a journalism job ad? Analysing the skills required by employers | Journalism.co.uk Editors’ Blog – What requirements and skills are employers stipulating and which are the most popular? Laure Oliver turns to Wordle for a quick answer.
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Some interesting stuff from March 21st through September 15th:
- NYU’s Jay Rosen on Rethinking J-Schools | PBS – Mark Glaser has an in-depth discussion with NYU’s Jay Rosen, who has been taking a new approach to journalism education
- Multimedia Minutes: Keeping Viewers’ Attention | Bob Kaplitz Blog – An interesting look at using youtubes insight tool to plot the ‘interesting’ parts of your video
- Playing with heat-mapping UK data on OpenHeatMap – A cracking tutorial for openheatmap from Paul Bradshaw
- What’s the law around aggregating news online? – Read this post from Nieman lab and the associated white paper and you’ll get an (US focussed) answer
- Top 10 Sites for Creating Digital Magazines and Newspapers – A nice list to explore if you really want your web experience to be like your print product
- Poor Circulation: Are Newspapers Ready for Tablet’s Prime Time? – Ken Doctor ponders how newspapers can be ready for digital distribution when they can’t even get the print product to his doorstep
- Tips on embracing video and going multimedia – A look at tips on video and multimedia from the WAN-IFRA 9th International Newsroom Summit . Nothing much new but this point about multimedia was interesting – “Navigation is crucial, Wallem Fossan said, and highlighted moving through different numbered steps as a good way to get people involved. “Around 75% of users move onto the next step,”
- Meejalaw.com – media law & ethics – Judith Townend’s new site is already shaping up to be a great resource for law in a new media age.
- How brands can create a successful single purpose community – Have a clear purpose, a clear timeframe and clear guidelines. – An interesting post with some useful links
- The Journalists Formerly Known as the Media: My Advice to the Next Generation – Jay Rosen: Public Notebook – Jay adapts and expands on his Inaugural Lecture to the incoming class at Sciences Po école du journalisme in Paris. The tips are well worth looking at.
- Lessons Learned from the Crowdmap experience « Claire Wardle, PhD – A great reflection by Claire on the use of the new Ushahidicrowdmap platform. Worth a read
- Research: UK Journalism Has Cut A Third Of Its Jobs In Last Decade – After surveying trade news sites, he found 9,500 journalism job losses were reported between January 2007 and June 2009 alone. Conversely, the number of journalism university graduates has never been higher – 7,590 in 2008/09; that’s 0.60 percent of all UK graduates.
- The NCE News Practice exam: resources – Good advice for those sitting the NCE’s “Anyone revising for News Practice exams – my best advice is read the links, think about how you can apply the theory to the practical, and good luck. Oh, and know your McNae’s. Nothing can beat that.”
- TBC.com could be an inspiring approach to hyperlocal news – Alison thinks that it’s “a real foray into hyperlocal journalism and could just be one of the models the rest of us in mainstream media end up emulating”
- Revenue is the only metric that matters – “I’ve seen sites post phenomenal numbers for each of those categories, and fail. There’s one metric, and only one, that truly matters in determining your websites’s commercial success.” So says Robert Niles who also has some useful insight in to the way he maximises revenue using stats.
- “Apple of My Eye” – an iPhone 4 film – Shot and edited on an iphone4 (with a lot of grip equipments as well) this films has caught everyones eye. The video has been updated with some nice behind the scenes stuff
- Interactive Chart: Where UK Newspaper Websites Get Their Traffic | paidContent – A really interesting set of stats as to where newspapers get their online hits.
- Digital Journalist Survival Guide: A Glossary of Tech Terms You Should Know – A useful list from Poynter
- New Model Journalism – Newmodeljournalism.com provides comment and analysis of the revolution that is currently sweeping the media, changing how journalism is paid for and how it is done.
- Online Video News Consumption Doubles in 12 Months, comScore – Beet TV report that “The consumption of online video news and information clips in the U.S. has doubled over the past 12 months, to 565 million video views in May, up from 277 million last May, according to comScore”
- Free Online Journalism Classes Begin To Gain Ground – An article on Mediashift that shows what happens when journalists find ‘edupunks’