Of potential interest to those who love journalism:

  • Newsware: Dragging Journalists Into the 21st Century Since [Some Earlier Time]. Here’s a design idea for a set of futuristic tools for journalists. I got mildly upset when I discovered they weren’t working prototypes.
  • How J-School Students See the Future. A somewhat interesting story from journalism.org, which offers some encouraging words from some up-and-comers. I hesitate taking it as too indicative of the overall view: only 14 students were interviewed, and even someone as math-challenged as I am knows that’s not a significant sample.
  • It’s too early to give up on newspapers. Howard Owens, on hearing the news of a newspaper guy leaving for the TV newsroom, offers some thoughts on why that might not be a greener pasture.
  • Facebook Classified Ad Offering Deals Another Blow To Newspapers. I disagree with Scott Karp that Facebook classifieds are a blow to newspapers, primarily because the typical Facebook users are not likely to be prime buyers of newspaper ads to begin with. But I do agree with his conclusion that its past time for newspapers to jump into the social forum/website area and start building communities of their own.
  • Tutorial: Getting started with Audacity. A good, short PDF guide to jumping into sound editing with Audacity from Mindy McAdams. At the very least, this should remove some of the fear and trepidation, and once creative folk discover the ease of use of the tools, they’ll start finding ways to tell the stories.
  • How to Write for the Web. Another how-to, this one from Cory Bergman. It’s aimed at getting TV reporters into the web-writing mindset, but there’s something there for everyone.
  • For photographic storytelling, cameras are becoming optional. Jon Udell writes an intriguing post about the everyday personal storytelling we all engage in, but there are ramifications and ideas here for the “professional” storytelling of journalism, too.