Today on the web:

  • Update 1: Killed ASAP (which means October). Vin Crosbie with his second essay in as many days, this time probing the announced death of AP’s ASAP. Includes this: “I’ve never understood why the AP or any newspaper needs a new service whose “original content will be provocative, smart, relevant and immediate.” The AP or any newspapers’s existing service should already be all those things.” Hear, hear.
  • 53% e-mail while in the bathroom. The beginning of the end of newspapers’ perceived advantage over online in the reading-in-the-bathroom department.
  • Create embeddable timelines. Something to store in the “tools” folder: links to two online sites that allow you to quickly build storytelling timelines.
  • Advice for journalism graduates. Practical, down-to-earth five-step plan for launching a career in journalism. The bonus is that a lot of it sounds like fun.
  • The End of Immortality. A heartfelt and incisive post from Stewart Pittman in the wake of tragic deaths of the Phoenix journalists.
  • It’s Not Citizen Journalism Or Crowdsourcing – It’s Just Journalism. Scott Karp argues, in part, that the only modifiers we should be applying to journalism are “good” and “bad,” not “citizen” or “crowd.” Journalism is an act, not an occupation.
  • Newspapers beat TV at local video. A report from Chicago, where having more cameras on the streets, and not necessarily what they are producing, is seen as the competitive edge. The newspapers-vs-TV thing is getting old.