In the continuing quest to get my open browser windows down to one:

  • #105 Unpaid Internships. From the always entertaining Stuff White People Like, a subject near and dear to my heart.
  • Flip-o-meter. Who says newspapers can’t innovate? The St. Petersburg Times and the Congressional Quarterly have a new feature at their nicely innovative U.S. presidential election fact-checking site PolitiFact.com. We have rumblings of an election coming here in Canada, making this a concept worth stealing.
  • Blog investigations not all dog’s dinner. Paul Bradshaw on the distributed nature of some new investigative reporting. It, unfortunately, has been labelled as though it’s a story about bloggers, but it’s much more fundamental than that.
  • An Israeli in Kosovo. Have I told you how much I like the journalism Michael J. Totten is doing through his website, Middle East Journal? I’ve become a subscriber and, due largely to his recent articles on Kosovo, I think that will be added to next summer’s trip through Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and other areas of the former Yugoslavia.
  • Get creative with your video camera. Yet another list of tips from Colin Mulvany to all us newcomers to video. Pay attention to what he says, though: use these techniques for a reason, not just because you can.
  • 10 Essential iPhone apps for bloggers and reporters. I’m hoping at least some of these work with the iPod Touch that should arrive tomorrow.
  • It’s Time for a Revenue Revolution. Dan Pacheco’s essay at the Idea Lab is one of a number of recent indications that the media blogosphere is getting beyond the “model is broken” message to plumb ideas for replacing it. Journalists really need to read this type of stuff, but I wonder if the idea that there’s a single, industry-wide solution is the right one. Related: Write elephants and the Ryan Sholin piece it riffs on, The business model is still the elephant in the room.

Currently playing in iTunes: Jardin d’hiver by Keren Ann