I have way too many open browser windows. Let’s clear some of them, shall we?
- Mobile reporters and an idea to help save papers. Agreed: there is no need to have reporters tied to the newsroom anymore and there are benefits to having them working full-time in the community.
- A Little Practice, Not Magic, Will Turn You Into a Better Speller. Roy Peter Clark continues laying out the content of his book-to-be, this time with some wise words on spelling. My own personal strategy for dealing with words I don’t know how to spell? Find a word that means the same thing that I DO know how to spell.
- Photographing a Wedding and then an Earthquake. Yikes. If true. (See, the internet has taught me caution.)
- Lisbon: five free dailies. Circulation is over half of the total newspaper market. Other than Metro, they are fine-looking newspapers, too.
- Katine: It starts with a village. Lots of newspapers highlight development projects, but the Guardian is doing more than highlighting problems: it’s crowdsourcing potential solutions. More detail: Katine: Guardian does something very special indeed with crowdsourcing, from October of last year.
- Innovations in Journalism – share your links. Wait, isn’t that Del.icio.us? No, it’s more social – it’s Mento. Interesting new link-and-serve service that the founders say will work well for journalists and, eventually, publishers.
- Journalism is killing itself with shallow coverage. Much-pointed-to-post from Pat Thornton, in which he argues it may be time for newspapers to give up on the stuff that is better covered elsewhere and, instead, concentrate on what it really does well and exclusively.
- os novos papéis do público | the new roles of the audience. Alexandre Gamela has written a number of interesting posts lately, including this one, which examines how the concept of audience has radically changed in five key journalistic areas: source, creator, commentator, selector and distributor. Alexandre has also embedded a great video: things to do online when print is dead. (About the title: Alexandre blogs bilingually, in Portuguese and English.)
- 10 questions from a student: How has social networking transformed journalism? (Now with transcription). Paul Bradshaw’s answers to a student’s questions about journalism now, either in video or in the transcript that follows, are must-reads for journalists and journalism educators.
- Interesting and motivating stuff. Andy Dickinson recently pulled together some links to cool stuff with definite possibilities for journalism. The first one on the list — Photosynth — blew me away.
- Gen Y: 7 things you need to know. These are your students, employees, the people consuming your media — there’s something here for just about everyone to learn.
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