All the goodness of the net (or at least the bits and pieces that I’ve found):
- 9 minute guide to creating an auto-update Twitter for your newspaper. Go do it. Right now. Don’t worry if “your customers” aren’t on Twitter. Some of them are. Some will be. And even if no one is there, it doesn’t cost you a cent. Via, appropriately, Shawn Smith’s Twitter feed.
- We Are Become Paparazzi, Photographer of Worlds. Darren Barefoot watches concert-goers and has some observations about what it means when the whole world is snapping. There really has been a significant shift not only in the number of people taking photos but in the number of people publishing them.
- 6 Web Apps To Get You Through A Slow News Day. I’m convinced no one can keep up with what’s happening on the ‘net. But you can take small bites at a time…
- Best online reporting (SPJ), 2007. Lots of reading, and looking, here. Not just the usual suspects and, as a bonus, Mindy McAdams critiques the presentation of the journalism, so there’s a double dose of learnin’ there.
- Everyone’s a reporter. Nice piece in the Ryerson journalism review that peels back the lid on NowPublic a little. Via The Canadian Journalism Project.
- The press becomes the press-sphere. Very nice piece by Jeff Jarvis explaining how news works now. It’s the type of thing that should be assigned reading for anyone who wants to get their head around the new beast.
- From Off The Bus to Meet the Press. Jay Rosen outlines how a blogger’s work set off a firestorm on the U.S. political scene (Obama’s “bitter” remarks). The most telling part of Jay’s piece is his message to political candidates: get used to it, this is the new normal. Instructive and something the established media needs to read and ponder: I suspect the process he describes is going to be part of journalism for a long, long time.
- Charlie Rose Readies Online Onslaught: Web Video is Getting More Intelligent. The headline is a little self-cngratulatory, but this is an ambition project: edit 4000 hours of archives into short Web videos under four minutes that will be featured on a new site to launch this summer.
- User generated content? Or great place for a prank? Sky gets photoshopped on Marathon day. This is also part of the new journalism: pranksters at play with user-submitted stuff. You can either get angry, share the laugh or find a way to harness all that creative energy.