From those corners of the web that I’ve been reading today:

  • eufeeds. The tagline says it all: “over 300 newspapers, updated every 20 minutes.” An interesting, European aggregation of headlines, in multiple languages, providing a steadily updated snapshot of the news of the moment. The link above goes to the page of Portuguese newspapers; I count 25 other country pages.
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.5. Okay, here’s something else to get excited about. The upcoming new version looks very interesting.
  • Are job cuts death knell for journalism? I don’t even thing job cuts are the death knell for journalism or even newspapers, but Kristine Lowe’s post is interesting nonetheless.
  • Philip Jones Griffiths (1936 – 2008). Photojournalism loses another giant. At from the Frontlines, there’s a video of an hour-long session with Griffiths.
  • 10 Tips for Becoming a Wired Journalist. From the Student Survival Blog but there’s good stuff in there for journalists of all ages and levels. I particularly like the last piece of advice: don’t despair.
  • What are the lessons for online journalists from the ‘State of the News Media’ report? I’ve given up on trying to absorb the entire State of the News Media report, so from now on I’m pointing to others with more stamina than me. Like Robert Niles.
  • JEEcamp – when the cottage news industry met mainstream media. Paul Bradshaw’s report on the recent “unconference” in England. Note how conferencing has changed: “The event was covered live by a team of journalism degree students using CoverItLive at JournalismEnterprise.com, which enabled people to contribute to the discussion – and create discussions of their own – online. In addition there was a JEEcamp aggregator which pulled together blog posts, images, video, bookmarks and tweets following the event, and a Twitter aggregator pulling together tweets from attendees. Video of the event should appear on the European Journalism Centre website. Video of Rick’s speech was live streamed by Mark Comerford.”
  • The internet, mobile media, and youth are not to blame. Robert G. Picard: “We have deluded ourselves into thinking that well established media are dying and that young people are uninterested in traditional text and audiovisual media.” Read the whole thing.
  • Hefty debt, sagging credit ratings. In part two of his lesson on newspaper economics, Alan Mutter digs deep into bonds. Required reading for all business-phobic journos.
  • Migrating South: Snowbirds in Quartzsite. Tim Gruber’s audio-video-image package on a unqiue Arizona snowbird “settlement” is a great piece of storytelling. The way Tim uses the audio is particularly effective. Via Multimedia Shooter.