Category Archives: Journalism

Unstructured thought for the day: hiring new journalists

So as a starting point for discussion and not in a and-so-it-shall-be sort of way, a stream of questions one might considering asking when making new hires: * When did you first get on the Internet? * Do you blog? … Continue reading

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The link economy is dead: New York Times

Yesterday while I was looking for a link to the [Christian Science Monitor’s](http://csmonitor.com) plan to move to a primary online business, I found [this topic page on NYTimes.com](http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/c/christian_science_monitor/index.html?inline=nyt-org). There’s. Not. One. Link. To. The. Monitor’s. Web. Site. Try it yourself … Continue reading

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Leading, not managing

There are many categories of nerddom in which I fall, but today I had to share this bit of management nerddom from [an Cringley post about Steve Jobs](http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/2008/pulpit_20081107_005502.html): Dell and HP have the odd strategic initiative, like getting into or … Continue reading

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How to mix blogging and beat writing

“[Amateurs self-select for the job. Professionals are selected. For most jobs, volunteers beat draftees.](http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2008/09/a-passionate-am.html)” First, I totally agree. Second, this could be a great way to avoid the problem of “my beat writer can’t blog because they’ll alienate their sources … Continue reading

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New York Times releasing document viewer, missing the point

[E-media Tidbits](http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31) is reporting that the [New York Times](http://www.nytimes.com) is [releasing an open-source document viewer](http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=31&aid=150665). To be fully buzzword compliant it’s both built in [Ruby on Rails](http://www.rubyonrails.org/) and there’ll be [Amazon EC2 instances available](http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=201590011). (Actually the EC2 instance is kind … Continue reading

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Web natives and journalism

The Journalism Iconoclast » Web natives need to lead Web operations: “I mean honestly would you stick a bunch of Web people with little print experience in charge of a print publication? I guess if you wanted to fail you … Continue reading

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What is Web 2.0 and why do (some) journalists fear it?

I thought the guys from the [O’Reilly Insight Group](http://en.oreilly.com/webexsf2008/public/schedule/detail/3445) did a really good job of summing up what “Web 2.0” is: * Listening – To your customers, readers, partners, etc. * Participation – Joining into the conversations and relationships that … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: NITF

“OMG I can hear the clunking sounds coming from the [NITF website](http://www.nitf.org/)” — IM conversation with [Zellyn](http://www.zellyn.com)

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For journalists, it’s less about business, more about audience

[Yelvington](http://www.yelvington.com/blog/yelvington) is talking about [a bias against the business side of journalism](http://www.yelvington.com/20080203/are_journalists_antibusiness) and a class called [Business and Future of Journalism](http://cronkite.asu.edu/mcguireblog/?p=50#more-50). I would tend to agree that too many members of the [Fourth Estate](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Estate) are phobic when it comes to … Continue reading

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Journalism job description tag clouds

A colleague of mine, (whom may or may not remember me from my [Dow Jones Online Internship](http://indystar.com)), [Eric Ulken](http://ulken.com/blog/archive/000145.html) built a tag cloud of [keywords in postings to journalismjobs.com](http://ulken.com/blog/archive/000145.html). Not surprisingly, “blogs”, “interactive”, “flash” and “graphics” top the list — … Continue reading

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