Including some stuff I should have passed on to you, gentle reader, a while ago.
- photojournalism, technology and ethics. A free e-book (link is to a PDF) from photo agency Black Star on the issue of ethics in the modern age. It covers a lot of familiar ground, quite well. Reading it kicked off a thought: what if all journalistic online photos were labelled with a hyperlinked “badge” — maybe an M for montage, a P for as-shot, a T for tonally corrected?
- And now for something completely different. Mathew Ingram on his new role as communities editor for the Globe & Mail, one of Canada’s national newspapers. Worth reading. Related: No more web-only reporters at the Globe, on the G&M’s plans to fully integrate the newsroom.
- Newspaper Website Design: Trends And Examples. A nice overview of what newspapers (and some magazines) are up to on the web. Lively reaction, too, with 70 comments so far.
- A 2009 Internet Media Plan. A fuss seems to get kicked up over anything Denton writes, but this doom-and-gloom look at online advertising and media really does deserve a close read and some thought. You’ll likely want to read what Mathew Ingram has to say, too.
- Arizona Daily Scales Back on Print. According to Paul Gillin, the East Valley Tribune is the largest American daily so far to become a non-daily, cutting back to twice a week.
- A brewing media battle in Newton. In the Boston area, the big guy is going after the little guy, apparently based on an aggregation model. All sorts of issues, some related to copyright, come into play here. It’ll be a fight worth watching.
- The newspaper/radio collaboration. Why, Steve Smith asks, aren’t we seeing more newspaper-radio mashups in local markets? Is an opportunity being missed?
- Talking Shop: Nate Silver. Nate Silver is the brains (literally) behind fivethirtyeight.com, the site that analyzed all the political polls and came with decimal points of calling the U.S. Presidential election. There’s a lot for any journalist to talk away from this CJR interview.
- Twitter to journalists: Here’s how it’s done. A great, great post from Seattle’s Mónica Guzmán on how journalists are using (and can use) Twitter. (To the skeptics: Twitter is not a trend, it’s a tool.)