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The Pitfalls Of Social Media

Tweet Ginger Snaps writes of how social media was distorting and confusing about this week’s death of Natasha Richardson. However, Richardson’s story at first seemed it would have a happy ending.  Reports were that she had gotten right back up and was laughing, but had later complained of a headache, and simply went to the […]

Basic Rules Of Citizen Journalism

Tweet By Trace Sharp One thing I hear from new bloggers who are interested in focusing on their communities or “citizen journalism” for lack of a better term is ‘How do I do it?’ It’s a very good question. First of all, blogging is not going to replace traditional journalism. And the lines are fuzzy […]

How To Blog If You Suck At Writing

Tweet This just might be brilliant.

The Lede Wasn’t Buried

Tweet From Richard Thompson on pay cuts for journalists in Memphis. In his Feb. 5 column for The Memphis Flyer, Bruce VanWyngarden didn’t bury the lead. “I just took an 8 percent salary cut — and so did almost everyone else here at Contemporary Media, Inc., which publishes the (Memphis) Flyer, Memphis magazine, Memphis Parent, […]

Dos and Don’ts of Blogging for a Job

Tweet Great post today at DBT on using your blog as a job search tool. I think it’s appropriate for journalists to consider one other thing here… Just having a blog proves you are familiar and have experience with technology and new media, which is where it would appear journalism is moving. Rapidly.

The Death Of The Deadwood Doesn’t Mean Dead News

Tweet Tom Cheredar is excited. Actually, so am I. I’ll tell you why after you go read his post. Why aren’t more journalists overwhelmingly excited to be alive and practicing their craft right now? We are living in the middle of a revolution — not just for the production of news as a business, but […]

Seattle P-I Goes Online Only Tomorrow

Tweet So it’s official, I guess. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will roll off the presses for the last time Tuesday, ending a 146-year run. The Hearst Corp. announced Monday that it would stop publishing the newspaper, Seattle’s oldest business, and cease delivery to more than 117,600 weekday readers. The company, however, said it will maintain seattlepi.com, […]

Wanted: Community Watchdogs

Tweet Christian Grantham writes a complete breakdown on the public’s demand for a two-way conversation. One of the reasons traditional media (print, broadcast and radio) is experiencing their audience migrating en masse to the web for news and information is because traditional media often fails in their traditional role as community watchdog. The role of […]

I’ll Pay For That If You Do This

Tweet Russ McBee reviews his newly purchased Kindle 2 at this post at his self-titled blog. He also gives a bit of advice to his local newspaper on how they could make some money off of him. I haven’t subscribed to a daily paper in about 15 years, and I’ve never paid for a subscription […]

The Unthinkable

Tweet Clay Shirky has an analysis of how news organizations did not anticipate the Internet. According to Shirky, some of the groundwork of how news utilized the Internet started with a teenager who loved Dave Barry and started sending it to other fans on a mailing list. This history he gives with the very detailed […]

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