I have a few open browser windows from the weekend and this morning, including those containing these. Note: I am not ignoring the recent spate of articles on newspapers charging for access to their online content. I have a fuller post on that coming.
- Abandon old strategies to survive in a new era. Steve Yelvington’s “reaction” essay to Clay Shirky’s most recent must-read is as fine a take as I’ve seen on the current state of newspapering. Along with Steve’s piece, you should read the original piece by Clay and the response from Philip Meyer.
- Journalism Bloggers as Bands and Musicians. A light-hearted look at the journalism blogosphere from Dave Cohn, in which he identifies the A-listers with the (mostly rock) musicians they resemble.
- Week 5: Add portfolio materials and install plugins. Not sure how I missed the first four installments of this excellent series of posts by Emily Ingram on how to build an online portfolio using WordPress. Impressive and essential.
- Some common solecisms. Something for your inner word geek: an Economist.com page on word usage, taken from their style guide. Much good advice here, so much, in fact, that I’m tempted to plunk down money for a copy of their guide.
- Transparency is the new objectivity. A great post by David Wienberger about an issue that is (or, at least, should be) near and dear to the hearts of all journalists. And a fascinating conversation in the comments, too.
- 14 of the best blogs about the news business. I should have linked to Suzanne Yada’s essential list of bloggers a few day back when I first discovered it.