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August 16, 2013

starsandboulevards says: What do you think about the pending launch of AJ America?

» SFB says: I think we need a good alternative for CNN that shows there’s room for straight news without tabloid-style dumbing-down. We’ll see if AJA pulls it off. I think they have a good shot. — Ernie @ SFB

12:34 // 11 months ago
August 14, 2013
Lost in the line of duty: Sky News cameraman Mick Deane, who was shot and killed while covering the conflict in Egypt this morning. ”Mick Deane was a really lovely, lovely guy,” said Sky News’ leader, John Ryley. “He was great fun to work with, he was an astonishingly good cameraman who took some brilliant pictures. But he also had a first class editorial brain. He had brilliant ideas.” Deane was one of four journalists killed in Egypt today.

Lost in the line of duty: Sky News cameraman Mick Deane, who was shot and killed while covering the conflict in Egypt this morning. ”Mick Deane was a really lovely, lovely guy,” said Sky News’ leader, John Ryley. “He was great fun to work with, he was an astonishingly good cameraman who took some brilliant pictures. But he also had a first class editorial brain. He had brilliant ideas.” Deane was one of four journalists killed in Egypt today.

20:08 // 11 months ago
August 13, 2013
The difference between J-Schools and professional journalists, in one graphic.

The difference between J-Schools and professional journalists, in one graphic.

9:31 // 11 months ago
August 3, 2013
18:40 // 11 months ago
August 1, 2013
The de-newspaperization of America is finally catching up with the de-industrialization of America. Newsroom jobs, especially decent paying ones, are vanishing everywhere—thanks to the shrinking number of print readers and the fact that digital advertising can’t fully support digital journalism. But the job losses seem to be coming faster—and the effect on the fabric of already struggling communities is far greater—in the rusty, rotting-factory cities of older America.
Philadelphia Daily News columnist Will Bunch, discussing the ongoing cuts facing the newspaper industry. Today’s ground zero? The Cleveland Plain Dealer, where as many as 50 people lost their jobs, finding out via phone if they were the ones. The Plain Dealer recently helped surface a major national story—the rediscovery of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who went missing for nearly a decade—and Bunch expresses concern that the next story like that might stay under the radar.
0:06 // 11 months ago
July 25, 2013
It helps to envision modern journalism as a kind of video game. If you’re part of the Internet media, everything you put out into the world comes with its own scoring system. Tweets are counted by retweets and favorites, stories are scored by page views and Facebook likes. A writer’s reach and influence is visible right there, in the number of his followers and the number of “influencers” who subscribe to his or her feed. If you’re wondering why so many writers and journalists from such divergent backgrounds would feel the need to instantly tweet out unconfirmed information to their followers, all you have to do is think of the modern Internet reporter as some form of super Redditor
Should Reddit Be Blamed for the Spreading of a Smear? - NYTimes.com (via brooklynmutt)

This, basically.

(Source: markcoatney, via brooklynmutt)

15:52 // 1 year ago
July 22, 2013

The problem with canned content is that sometimes, situations change and stories become out of date. (Sources: First, Second)

12:17 // 1 year ago
chartier:


The 75 — 20 — 5 Rule, by parislemon
Tech “journalism” in 2013. I wish MG had used examples other than the two properties he is involved with, but I understand why he didn’t. Still, read this. Understand it.


Good piece by MG. When you’re done reading this, hop over to this piece by New York Magazine that offers a related piece of insight to this situation.

chartier:

The 75 — 20 — 5 Rule, by parislemon

Tech “journalism” in 2013. I wish MG had used examples other than the two properties he is involved with, but I understand why he didn’t. Still, read this. Understand it.

Good piece by MG. When you’re done reading this, hop over to this piece by New York Magazine that offers a related piece of insight to this situation.

10:19 // 1 year ago
July 20, 2013
11:16 // 1 year ago
joshsternberg:

Helen Thomas, seen here in a 1968 photo in the Oval Office, has died at the age of 92. 
Picture via Mark Little

She had a rough run in recent years, but don’t remember her for that. She was much more valuable than that to the fourth estate.

joshsternberg:

Helen Thomas, seen here in a 1968 photo in the Oval Office, has died at the age of 92. 

Picture via Mark Little

She had a rough run in recent years, but don’t remember her for that. She was much more valuable than that to the fourth estate.

(Source: joshsternberg, via bobbycaputo)

10:38 // 1 year ago