Day of rest? Nah, the web just keeps rolling out interesting stuff:
- Update 1: The Changing Role of Journalists in a World Where Everyone Can Publish. Suw Charman has an indepth look at the new mediascape and suggests three emerging key roles for journalists: investigating, curating and facilitating.
- Update 2: The Freelancer’s Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need. A great,comprehensive list of web-based applications (some paid, some free) to answer the needs of freelancers. Via Lifehacker.
- Update 3: Build a niche broadband video site and take back online video. Steve Safran at Lost Remote offers potential salvation for local TV on the ‘net. This fits with a question that recently popped into my head: what are the implications for local TV (and the local newspaper, for that matter), when someone beats them to the starting line and launches the local equivalent of YouTube?
- Offshoring journalism: A job list. Liz Foreman has an interesting — and somewhat lengthy — list of jobs that broadcasters could/may outsource.
- Web Leads, Print Pubs Improve Environmental Impact. Mark Glaser’s Digging Deeper series is among the best of media-related reporting in the ‘net. His look at publishing and the environment is well worth reading.
- Thriving in a Converged Newsroom. A Poynter centerpiece that features highlights of a recent USA Today forum on the new reality of the newsroom.
- [podcast] On Assignment with Dai Sugano. Richard Hernandez interviews Dai Sugano, who is one of the most innovative newspaper visual storytellers currently working. The 30-minute interview takes a while to get into the meat of things, but there’s lots to learn there. Also links to Dai’s work, which you really should spend some time with.