Mark on October 23rd, 2007

So much to post, so little time. Reuters’ “mojo” experiments with Nokia. A test project, already under way, aimed at delivering journalists handheld tools for capturing, creating and sending information. Jemima Kiss has a detailed look at the project (built around the Nokia N95 smartphone). It seems we’re not quite at the point where the […]

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Mark on October 7th, 2007

Blogging from the middle of a long weekend: Five ways to produce online news without asking the web guy for help. Ryan Sholin, who’s approach to the new age of journalism is to get out there and do it, has a quick list of ways or even the technophiles to get started. Scorning the Oracle. […]

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Mark on August 30th, 2007

This post — Reality TV – in the newsroom? — has me wondering if new video rules at Britain’s Channel 5 are the equivalent of a recent attempt by a Texas newspaper to ban puns in headlines: something that strikes at the core of the art. Among the new rules for news video are no […]

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Mark on August 11th, 2007

Yes, I know it’s the weekend. ‘Roll!’ by Rich Underwood. Stewart Pittman points approvingly to a new book on “the state of electronic newsgathering.” Not being among those who think that newspapers have nothing to learn from TV, I’ve ordered it. New wiki launched for digital journalists. Martin Stabe has links to the new wiki […]

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Mark on August 3rd, 2007

A little reading to set you up for the long weekend (at least here in Canada): NFL Team Gets Into the Content-Creation Game. A partnership between the NY Giants and local Fox TV stations that goes beyond the games themselves. We’ve seen the pros go from sports to entertainment. Is the next step to become […]

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Mark on July 31st, 2007

Today on the web: Update 1: Killed ASAP (which means October). Vin Crosbie with his second essay in as many days, this time probing the announced death of AP’s ASAP. Includes this: “I’ve never understood why the AP or any newspaper needs a new service whose “original content will be provocative, smart, relevant and immediate.” […]

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Mark on July 28th, 2007

When I first read about the deaths of four journalists in Phoenix when two news helicopters collided, it saddened me; when I heard they collided while covering a police chase, I felt worse. That feeling isn’t helped when I read things like this: Four fellow broadcasters are no more, taken from their loved ones while […]

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Mark on July 23rd, 2007

Late today, for any number of reasons I won’t bore you with: Secrets of Harvesting Sound. Stewart Pittman gives away the secrets of doing video streeters. Much good advice and chuckles, too. Paper honours pioneer of gonzo journalism. Hunter S. is honoured in a special edition of the Aspen Daily News, edited by his widow […]

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Mark on July 1st, 2007

A few more items that popped up in my Bloglines account while I was out celebrating Canada Day. Annual survey on photo manipulation: When to draw the line on digitally altered images. Dennis Dunleavy runs an annual survey on the issue of photo manipulation and you can help out by taking part. News stock slide […]

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Mark on May 24th, 2007

Stewart Pittman, defender of the TV faith, has a nice post that features two of his recent pieces as examples of the type of solo TV storytelling he’s doing, without falling into the veejay pit (he prefers Cameramanthropologist, but says it won’t fit on a business card.) In How I Roll, Stewart tells the story […]

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