From the newsreader over the past couple of days, with the possibility of a second round later today. (Apparently having more than 60 browser tabs open at the same time will slow your computer drastically. Who knew?)
- Daily Life in Belarus. Boston.com’s The Big Picture, which has drawn plenty of praise and drawn other sites to start similar ventures, seems to have stepped things up with this collection of photos. They’re not photojournalistic eye candy: this is a nice piece of journalism. Related: The Frame, the Sacramento Bee’s photoblog.
- Common Ground. At Media Storm, which continues to raise standards for storytelling, Scott Strazzante has an amazing story about the use of the land, told through a farming couple, and the family that now lives in the subdivision that has replaced the farm. Astonishing.
- Newspaper video. I have been remiss in not pointing to this new Ning site, which has taken off in much the same way Wired Journalists did, pointing to journalists’ desires to link into online communities for sharing, support, learning, etc. The site is newish but already filled with great discussion, strong newspaper video and more.
- School Tools Even Journalists can Benefit From Using. A two-fer of online goodies from Shawn Smith, one for my students and the second for any journalists who wander by this blog.
- Big Media Gets Serious About LiveStreaming: Gannett Invests $10 Million In Mogulus. Mogulus is one of the players in the crowded live video streaming field, which is about to get more crowded. This Tech Crunch bit also reports YouTube will be adding live streaming later this year.
- Newspaper readership steady among the old and dying. The headline just about says it all, although David Weinberger’s take on recently released stats is a quick, enjoyable read.
- Flickring Out. Columbia Journalism Review, which most often reads like a home for the curmudgeons these days, actually has an interesting, balanced piece on the future of photojournalism in the age of visual overflow.
- Knol it alls. I, as yet, have no firm take on Google’s new Wikipedia-like Knol, but these folks do: Andy Dickinson, Mathew Ingram, Danny Sanchez, and Darren Barefoot.
- Old Media Deathrace 5000. Ducan Riley says TV is going to be the first traditional media to fall; Mark Hopkins answers back that his money is still on radio, although newspapers are still in the mix, too. Interesting read, with the bottom line (at least in my reading) being that he who innovates last, dies first.