At the end of a long day, I found these:

  • Stop Training Journalists? Uh, Oh… Yesterday, I pointed to Paul Conley’s provocative post: today Dan Gillmor writes that Paul’s post should be read, but that he doesn’t agree. Related: Paul has followed up yesterday’s post with part two of his Fighting Hole Tactics series.
  • Here’s the problem with journalism. I suspect there’s more than one problem with journalism, but Steve Outing has found an interesting one in the lack of reporter engagement with the online world.
  • Months of Primary Season, Where Was the Journalism? Len Witt ponders the failings of American political “reporting,” particularly from the pundits. My thoughts: The problem isn’t unique to this primary season, though, there are failings and breastbeating every election cycle, calls for it to be done better or differently and then they all go out and do the same things all over again.
  • Papers will go on – after ‘restructuring. An upate/correction from Roy Greenslade about an item I squibbed yesterday: four newspapers aren’t closing, they’re restructuring. According to an Editor & Publisher article, the publisher’s email, which included the phrase “suspending operations and (didn’t) have plans to bring that back,” was really a signal to staff to go looking for new jobs because deep cuts are on their way.
  • Belo, Yahoo share local news video. The latest in a series of partnerships between major media companies and major online players. Yahoo gets videos, Belo shares in advertising revenues.
  • The weather video. Excuse me for pointing to Colin Mulvaney again, but this guy’s on fire. He has a longish post on how he shot a very nice weather video for the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Read, watch and learn.
  • High-def camcorders go small and light at CES. The constant pace of innovation both in tech and application of the tech makes it hard to keep up.
  • Copy Editor vs. The Computer. Because you don’t need real people when you’ve got tech.
  • 4 must-use web tools every journalist should learn and live by. I don’t agree that every journalist should live by these tools, but they need to be aware of them and their possible application.
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