Journalism posts worth pondering from the past few days. Lists seem to be the theme.
- Eleven Things I’d Do If I Ran a News Organization. Dan Gillmor takes on “a few pet peeves about the way traditional journalists operate.” If newspapers want to pick a starting point, without getting into the whole news-is-a-conversation mindset, they could do far worse than taking a hard look at No. 7.
- Five concrete steps to improving the news. Another list, this one from Matt Thompson (note: bloggers really should have their names on the front page of their sites, not buried in the “About me” section). There’s good, practical stuff here and, as one of the commenters says, it’s a shame we need lists like this.
- 10 Ugly truths about modern journalism. Mark Luckie is one of the best j-bloggers out there, and this list shows why. After you read this, go read The “10 Ugly Truths About Modern Journalism” Aren’t Ugly, by Henry Blodget.
- Why fan-driven sports media don’t have their own Talking Points Memo (yet). Mark Coddington’s post is as much about the failings of sports journalism as it is fan blogging. Lots to ponder there.
- What’s your strategy for your online work? Mindy McAdams strikes again, this time with a post that can help you figure out what to do online, and why that matters.