Trying to get caught up at the end of a long day:
- Newsletters – your secret to developing sources. One of the coolest ideas I’ve read in a while is this advice for beat reporters. Multiple advantages for a little work.
- Don’t dismiss good journalists who don’t ‘get’ online just yet. Meranda makes some solid, interesting points But I can’t help wondering if a journalist who hasn’t ‘gotten’ the net, considering it was more than a decade ago that newspapers started going online, isn’t suffering from case of willful blindness.
- ‘Who’s Mike Royko?’ I’m sorry. I know this is a new age and all that, but there’s just no excuse for this.
- Should journalists have blogs? There have been a number of posts on this issue This one from John Robinson is one of the better ones, as is Alfred Hermida’s, Jeff Jarvis’s and Paul Bradshaw’s.
- Future Of Digital Media: Perfecting Existing Technologies For People On The Web. Scott Karp with another thought-provoker. Includes this: “Chances are the next big digital media company won’t be built on a technology yet to be introduced on the web — it will likely be built with existing technology, by figuring out how to perfect the technology. But if successful digital media companies have taught us anything, it’s that the technology is in fact secondary — it’s the people that matter.”
- The separation of news and sales. I’m really not sure how I feel about Terry Heaton’s call for a hard look at the separation of “church and state,” although I realize it’s probably long overdue and needed. I’m just not sure transparency is the full answer.
- Working in the Media. This is fun, scary and, perhaps, prophetic.