Places, Everyone! (Daily Filter)
Written by Ryan Thornburg August 19, 2010 8:00 am EDT No comments
I’m just going to skip right over yesterday’s tweets, live blogs, streaming videos and Flickr channels of Facebook’s location feature. I opened the filter a bit wider to let in a wider variety of sources, but Mashable and PBS/Knight/IdeaLab/MediaShift still go the most headlines through the filter.
And speaking of filters …
Google Releases Universal Search for Gmail, Docs and Sites I won’t be happy until it can find my keys and documentation of my that December 2003 expense report that accounting still hasn’t pushed through.
The future of UI Is VUI the new GUI?
Verizon Plans to Bring Live TV Streaming to the iPad The future of news is all about getting the right information to the right people at the right time.
FINDING THE MEDIATED CITY Durn, there’s a lot of words in this post. But whatever a mediated city is, I think journalists need to be at the center of creating it.
Auto-Tweeting Your Way to Spamsville Yup. Twitter’s about conversation. Not something you automate.
Broadcast Viewer Average Age: 51 Is it the device or the content that young folks don’t like?
The Web is not dead, but many wish it so
Too many words for me to sound them all out, but Steve Yelvington looks like he might have smart thoughts about the inflammatory Wired article.
It’s still about the journalism, not the CMS I will be so glad when people feel like they no longer have to build their own CMS. Can’t everyone just use Drupal, the most awesomest CMS that is way better than anything else and is used by all the cool kids? The partisanship just has to stop.
The Web Design Community Offers Advice To Beginners Quickly saw a line that I might turn into a t-shirt for class. “Google before you ask.”
Statelight: Transparency in a Box, Pt. 2 I’m generally skeptical of anything in a box. They are usually operated with a turnkey and are bought at a one-stop-shop. But Statline’s good people. And the Good Lord knows we need more transparency at the state level.
Gannett Goes Hyperlocal With HighSchoolSports.net Wanna oust your local incumbent news organization? Publish a database of local crime, gossip about the schools and the scores and video from high school sports.
A fresh look at reporting skills Looks like Mindy McAdams has a good conversation going over at her blog. Need to stop in and check it out.
And finally a handful of posts that always draw my attention — ones that start with a number or an interrogative:
5 Useful Facebook Trend and Search Services
5 Questions with John Byrne of BusinessWeek, Fast Company, and Now, C-Change Media
10 Ways to Make Video a More Interactive Experience
NPR Listening By The Numbers—And The Platform
How Training Citizen Journalists Made a Difference
How Metadata Can Eliminate the Need for Pay Walls
Citizen Journalism, Public Health Stories and Ooze News
Written by Ryan Thornburg December 17, 2009 11:14 am EST No comments
Public health issues often only make the news when some dramatic event provides a clear narrative that journalists can use to craft a compelling story. I was in the middle of one of those stories this week when the Miami-Dade County Health Department told guests at the downtown Epic Hotel not to use the water there because it was the suspected source of Legionnaires’ Disease. After more than a week of lost revenue, the hotel’s now been cleared as the source of the deadly bacteria — but not before the incident provided some good lessons about the roles of government, professional reporters and citizen journalists in public health stories that tend to be much more important over the long term than during an initial safety scare.Learn More
Activist’s Death Takes Toll on Newspapers
Written by Ryan Thornburg January 7, 2009 11:22 am EST 2 comments
If Chapel Hill had a patron saint of town-gown relations, it might have been Rebecca Clark. The 93-year-old woman was not only a leader in the area’s black community, but the mother of the late Doug Clark, who entertained generations of frat parties with his band, The Hot Nuts.
Ms. Clark died on Saturday. But the Triangle’s newspapers should ask not for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee.Learn More
Citizen Journalism and Authentic Leadership
Written by Ryan Thornburg June 21, 2008 9:09 pm EDT 3 comments
This post is a written version of comments I presented yesterday at the Future of Journalism conference sponsored by The Carnegie-Knight Task Force on the Future of Journalism Education and organized by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.Learn More
Journalists Without Journals
Written by Ryan Thornburg April 6, 2008 3:11 pm EDT No comments
Journalism is an inalienable state of mankind. Professional journalism is not.
By coincidence, I recently found myself reading two things that, as a pair, illustrated nicely the reason I’m so sanguine about the future of news and so panicked about the future of news companies.Learn More
What I'm reading
- Writing from Video Exercise
These video writing and editing exercises are from the 4th Edition of the Broadcast News Handbook by Charlie Tuggle, Forrest Carr and Suzanne Hoffman.
- News Corp. Donation Clouds Fox Coverage of Prop. 24 - NYTimes.com
- How to Count Items in a Filtered List in Excel
- Relational Databases - Example - Martin Baker
- MySQL :: MySQL 5.0 Reference Manual :: 10 Data Types