Twittering Tips for Beginners - Pogue’s Posts Blog - NYTimes.com
Can't escape from new technology
As a tech columnist, I’m supposed to be on top of what’s new in tech, but there’s just too much, too fast; it’s like drinking from a fire hose. I can only imagine how hopeless a task it must be for everyone else. But one thing’s for sure: The whole thing would be a lot more palatable if somebody would explain the basics. Something like this.
twitterting tipsNational Post reporter has total Twitter melt down | MediaStyle
LoL fight! fight ! My nerves. Twitter nerves run amok Reminds me of a few altercations on TBD!
Evidence that drama transcends character limits.
Take it easy dude!
Via @jdlasica - this is going to come in handy for some presentation or other
The quintessential "what not to do" for Twitter.
"sirdavid: @aprildunford hey april - fuck you. seriously. fuck you." Sometimes people just don't thinkObama's Social Media Advantage - ReadWriteWeb
From this entry I get information about how much more Obama used the Social Networking cites online than McCain and how that helped him.
deepThe Newspaper Industry and the Arrival of the Glaciers - Boing Boing
Since 1993, people have been telling news executives that their business model is doomed.
<3 clay shirky
The price of information has not only gone into free fall in the last few years, it is still in free fall now.
what struck me, re-reading my younger self, was this: a dozen years ago, a kid who'd only just had his brains blown via TCP/IP nevertheless understood that the newspaper business was screwed, not because this was a sophisticated conclusion, but because it was obvious.PressThink: Rosen's Flying Seminar In The Future of News
A March 2009 snapshot of 12 pieces Jay Rosen feels capture the debate over the future of news.
Your one stop shop for recent blog think on the future of newspapers, some of which has already been linked to piecemeal here at TheBrowser
Па выніках месяцовай працы чувакі глядзяць, чыво будзе далей з ньсам
Rosen's Flying Seminar In The Future of News For March 2009. The pace quickened after Clay Shirky's Thinking the Unthinkable. Here's my best-of from a month of deep think as people came to terms with the collapse of the newspaper model, and tried looking ahead. I know these twelve links work. I tested them on Twitter. As the crisis in newspaper journalism grinds on, people watching it are trying to explain how we got here, and what we’re losing as part of the newspaper economy crashes. Some are trying to imagine a new news system. I try to follow this action, and have been sending around the best of these pieces via my Twitter feed. It’s part of my experiment in mindcasting, which you can read about here.
Jay Rosen;s month long analysis piece: "As the crisis in newspaper journalism grinds on, people watching it are trying to explain how we got here, and what we’re losing as part of the newspaper economy crashes."YooouuuTuuube
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find favorite video's
fragmentos de vídeos, incrivelWhy journalists deserve low pay | csmonitor.com
Actually, journalists deserve low pay. Wages are compensation for value creation. And journalists simply aren't creating much value these days. Until they come to grips with that issue, no amount of blogging, twittering, or micropayments is going to solve their failing business models.
The demise of the news business can be halted, but only if journalists commit to creating real value for consumers and become more involved in setting the course of their companies.
ervices that readers, listeners, and viewers cannot receive elsewhere. And these must provide sufficient value so audience
'A century and half ago, journalists were much closer to the market and more clearly understood they were sellers of labor in the market. Before professionalism of journalism, many journalists not only wrote the news, but went to the streets to distribute and sell it and few journalists had regular employment in the news and information business. Journalists and social observers debated whether practicing journalism for a news entity was desirable. Even Karl Marx argued that "The first freedom of the press consists in it not being a trade."'
Not sure I entirely agree with the sentiment expressed here, but it's interesting.
"…value is being severely challenged by technology that is "de-skilling" journalists. It is providing individuals – without the support of a journalistic enterprise – the capabilities to access sources, to search through information and determine its significance, and to convey it effectively."
Journalists like to think of their work in moral or even sacred terms. With each new layoff or paper closing, they tell themselves that no business model could adequately compensate the holy work of enriching democratic society, speaking truth to power, and comforting the afflicted.
Actually, journalists deserve low pay. Wages are compensation for value creation. And journalists simply aren't creating much value these days.Clive Thompson on the New Literacy
interesting study on how tech effects reading
Bases on a Stanford study there is evidence students are writing more than ever and they want to have an audience and purpose. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wired.com%2Ftechbiz%2Fpeople%2Fmagazine%2F17-09%2Fst_thompson
fascinating take on the ongoing trends in literacy. Study by Stanford concludes that today's youth are MORE proficient in writing because they've lived a life of writing for an audience. "We think of writing as either good or bad. What today's young people know is that knowing who you're writing for and why you're writing might be the most crucial factor of all."
<<I think we're in the midst of a literacy revolution the likes of which we haven't seen since Greek civilization"...For Lunsford, technology isn't killing our ability to write. It's reviving it—& pushing our literacy in bold new directions...The fact that students today almost always write for an audience gives them a different sense of what constitutes good writing. In interviews, they defined good prose as something that had an effect on the world. For them, writing is about persuading & organizing & debating, even if it's over something as quotidian as what movie to go see. The Stanford students were almost always less enthusiastic about their in-class writing because it had no audience but the professor: It didn't serve any purpose other than to get them a grade. As for those texting short-forms & smileys defiling serious academic writing? Another myth. When Lunsford examined the work of first-year students, she didn't find a single example of texting speak in an academic paper.>>SimsBlog: Top 10 Lies Newspaper Execs are Telling Themselves
Great (intelligent) rant on the future of news (via @foraggio)
Among the good points made in this (long) post: "As more journalists are laid-off, the more potential expert bloggers there are..." (originally observed by @JustinNXT).
Top 10 lies Newspaper Execs are Telling Themselves from @Judy_Sims:100 Best Blogs for New Media Students | Associate Degree - Facts and Information
New Media students are on the verge of an exciting and evolving field of study. With topics ranging from social networking to innovative art forms to gaming to Internet policy and politics falling under this umbrella, there is plenty for students to learn about and stay connected with. Adding these blogs to your favorite reader will help you keep current on all that is happening in the world of New Media.
Here is a list blogs that cover new literacies and how they relate to a variety of topics including education, business, politics, and culture. I ended up here looking for a link to post, but I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so I'm posting the list instead.
New Media students are on the verge of an exciting and evolving field of study.
Lots of great people to follow and keep track of.networked | Main
Livro colaborativo composto de capítulos escritos diversos autores sobre a arte em rede. Os comentários em um capítulo ou em cada parágrafo pode sugerir a atualização do conteúdo.
A networked book about networked art
“A networked book is an open book designed to be written, edited and read in a networked environment.” — Institute for the Future of the Book We invite you to comment, revise and translate these chapters. Networked has been designed to incorporate your ideas into the existing chapters. Patrick Lichty’s chapter, Art in the Age of DataFlow: Narrative, Authorship, and Indeterminacy, is a wiki. If you want to change or add to it, simply click on the “Edit Page” link at the top/bottom of every page. The text will appear in an editable window. When you save your changes, the page will immediately reflect them. Readers can then compare the various versions of each page, as one can on Wikipedia.
A networked book about networked art “A networked book is an open book designed to be written, edited and read in a networked environment.” — Institute for the Future of the BookThe Next Media Company | chrisbrogan.com
Everything must have collaborative opportunities. If I write about a restaurant, you should have wikified access to add to the article directly.
Tankar om framtiden. Annonser kan inte vara den bärande inkomstkällan.Berkman Publication Series - Media Re:public - Home
The transformation of the media world is well underway, facilitated by the spread of digital tools. A myriad of innovative new media organizations have sprung up to take advantage of the opportunities that stem from low-cost distribution networks. Meanwhile the economic base of many of the large media companies continues to erode.
a series of papers exploring the potential and the challenges of the emerging networked digital media environment
Transformation of the media into the digital world.
The transformation of the media world is well underway, facilitated by the spread of digital tools. A myriad of innovative new media organizations have sprung up to take advantage of the opportunities that stem from low-cost distribution networks. Meanwhile the economic base of many of the large media companies continues to erode. Despite the demonstrated success of many new media enterprises, the euphoria over the rise of participatory media has been tempered by concerns over the quality and credibility of online media, the possible fragmentation of audiences, a decline in editorial standards and the persistent challenge of effectively reporting the news. Over the past year, researchers at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society have reached out to a broad range of media experts to help in this assessment of the changes in new media over the past several years and to take a sober look at the successes and ongoing challenges.Stats: Old Media’s Decline, New Media’s Ascent
Quick: what was the most widely-used form of media in 2008? If you guessed Internet news sites, blogs, or social networks, you’d be way off. Network TV news
While old media is still on top, the trends in the survey, which has been conducted each of the last three years, point to a familiar story: media consumption habits are quickly changing.The Transformation of NPR | American Journalism Review
A case study in how to transform a newsroom to the digital age: How National Public Radio is changing the reporter’s skills teaching them social media, online writing, photo and video. At the Poynter Institutes seminar on best practice in multimedia editor Keith W. Jenkins told how they change the newsroom: 'Begin with the skills of the journalist. Then add a little to what they can already do. Don't start with the needs of the organization.' From the article: Most news organizations are at least paying lip service to this multiplatform goal, but NPR is putting its money (and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's) where its mouth is: The foundation gave NPR $1.5 million to train its 450 editorial employees in digital storytelling skills and to pay for substitutes to fill in for them while they learn. NPR is putting an additional $1 million into the trainingSky News appoints Twitter correspondent... | Media | guardian.co.uk
I'm in two minds about the creation of a Twitter correspondent by Sky News. By Jemima Kiss
[no comment] RT @simeonkerr Sky News appoints Twitter correspondent! http://tinyurl.com/cgd4vm [from http://twitter.com/s_m_i/statuses/1300356459]
RT @tomsmiled: @skynews appoints a Twitter correspondent to scour for interesting news http://bit.ly/jcI8k [from http://twitter.com/theholodeck/statuses/1283827369]
Media - Guardian - Twitter
Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guardian.co.uk%2Fmedia%2Fpda%2F2009%2Fmar%2F05%2Ftwitter-socialnetworking1Internet Evolution - Cory Doctorow - Don't Judge New Media by Old Rules
hat tip to Delaney Cunningham. Great article touching on medium influences message--new media means new type of stories. Worthwhile--not just rant. But there's another reason that these new media tell stories in different ways from their old media predecessors: They're telling different stories. TV sitcoms, novels, feature films, and other traditional forms are cages as well as frames. The reason that every sitcom lasts 22 minutes is that no one tries to make sitcoms about stories that take five minutes to tell. The reason movies last 90 minutes is that no one tries to make feature films about subjects that take 30 seconds to elucidate -- or 30 days.
heretoforeColumbia J-School’s Existential Crisis -- Daily Intel -- New York News Blog -- New York Magazine
columbia revamping its curriculum
compares Columbia's attempt to move from more traditional approach to journalism education with CUNY's focus on digital journalism as "single ray of hope on an otherwise dark media horizon"
Beginning in August, Columbia will offer a revamped, digitally focused curriculum designed to make all students as capable of creating an interactive graphic as they are of pounding out 600 words on a community-board meeting. The force behind the change is former WSJ.com managing editor Bill Grueskin, the school’s new dean of academic affairs. Grueskin wants to make multimedia skills and storytelling mandatory via the school’s core course, RW1, shorthand for “Reporting and Writing 1,” which has, since its inception in the early seventies, stuck to very traditional lessons in beat reporting and on-deadline news writing. "But the push for modernization has also raised the ire of some professors, particularly those closely tied to Columbia’s crown jewel, RW1. “Fuck new media,” the coordinator of the RW1 program, Ari Goldman, said to his RW1 students on their first day of class, according to one student."
blah blah blah blah Columbia wants to teach beter journalis, butecause they suck right now