Of potential interest:
- Update 1: Here’s Our Winner! ‘Redbook’ Shatters Our ‘Faith’ In Well, Not Publishing, But Maybe God. Redbook is the latest mag to be caught using PhotoShop as a dieting and skin toning system. Lots of good stuff in the comments. Meanwhile, editor Stacy Morrison is upset (scroll down), not with the retouching (“industry-standard” she calls it) but with the fact the untouched photo got out. Sheesh. Via Steve Outing.
- Update 2: Faction and fakes, trust and distrust. Adrian Monck with a cautionary tale: a seemingly little thing like using the wrong music in a documentary can put questions in viewers heads.
- Update 3: Sony CAM Hits The Net. Coming this fall: $200 worth of video/digital still camera from Sony all set up to automatically publish your stuff to the web. And it’s small and funky-looking, too.
- Why is it so Hard for Educators to Focus on Their Own Learning? What Will Richardson has to say about teachers applies to journalists, too.
- The future of newspapers depends on journalism, but not just on paper. Rebecca MacKinnon has some trenchant reflections on proceedings from the recent World Editors Forum.
- What don’t journalists need to know? This is an oldish post from Adrian Monck; this bit caught my eye and made me say “Yes!”: ….one of the most useful skills any journalist can have is not mastery of computer code, but the ability to speak another language (especially the word ‘receipt’). But it says something about the technological bias of the online world that languages are rarely mentioned.” In increasingly multicultural cities, this doesn’t only apply to those who want to play on the world stage.