From the RSS reader today:
- The 10 rules of writing news for television. Yeah, I know we newspaper folk aren’t supposed to be doing TV but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from it.
- “The first and the last word on a story”? Clarifying the 21st century newsroom. Great post, great questions and great conversation about newspapers, journalism and the web.
- He says, she said. A rousing discussion about using “said” vs. “says” brings out the editor in me. As an old newspaper guy, I’m in the said camp, but posts like this have me thinking.
- Fitting multimedia into the workday. Ron Sylvester on getting the multimedia beast under control and working it into a regular shift. Nice progress report.
- RIP Mercury News. One of two posts about the San Jose Mercury News, its past and its future (if it has one). The other is from Ryan Sholin and both are worth reading and applying some of the thoughts to newspapers everywhere.
- Newspapers should be smaller to get better. The Journalism Iconoclast has some thoughts about what newspapers need to do. He makes sense but the concept is likely not to go down too well with those whose definition of what a newspaper is hasn’t changed.
- New blog on investigative reporting for students. I’m sharing this with my young journalists, but I think it may be of value to more than just those in j-school.