For your entertainment and education:

  • Wordstock 2007. The schedule for the annual journalism workshops at Canada’s Ryerson University has been announced and it captures the current reality of journalism: the focus is on the transition from print to online and video.
  • US: More people trust old media for political information. A new survey gives some not surprising new. As vital and lively as the political blogosphere and alternative sources of info are, it’s still hard work to dig out solid information. Advantage: legacy media.
  • Writing script. Andy Dickinson with some (as always) solid advice for those of us struggling to come to terms with the video storytelling beast.
  • “Sports Leagues Impose More Rules on Coverage” – WSJ. Not surprisingly, the members at SportsShooter are having a great deal of fun with yesterday’s news that the NFL wants to wrap sideline shooters in advertising.
  • But, but, but… And, related to the above, Terry Heaton extends the conversation, arguing that the NFL, in the Media 2.0 world, is also now media and no longer has to care about the old ways.
  • Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive. I haven’t delved deeply into this PDF publication from the Knight Citizen News Network but, based on the chapter headings, it may wind up becoming one of the textbooks I assign to students.
  • Newspapers At The Nexus of The Digital Media Revolution. Scott Karp pulls together recent news of the media business and figures newspapers are a rich field for bold innovation.
  • Rusbridger tells Lords ‘ten year act of faith’ needed for digital publishing future. One reality is that the newspaper business is facing hard times. Another, according to the editor of the Guardian, is that moving into the online world is a long, slow leap of faith.