Archive for the 'News Media' Category

4 Ideas For Practicing A Journalism Of Collaboration

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Last Saturday, I have lead a conversation at MediaCamp Montreal. The title of the topic is the longest I have ever written: How to begin today doing Web journalism with your readers using just your blog until your publisher gives you the right tools. This theme was inspired in part by a report from the […]

The Displacive Fallacy: new media don’t replace old media

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

From a Tweet by @timoreilly: Lovely piece about how technologies don’t just replace one another. Search for 3rd occurrence of “Displacive Fallacy” In high-technology societies, like the United States, our enthusiasm for the new leads us to what I call the Displacive Fallacy. This is the belief that a new technology displaces the old, […]

Cathy Horyn tells how readers contribute to her blog

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

We read so often that readers’ comments are useless that it’s still worth highlighting when a journalist appreciates the contribution of her readers. “these are the kinds of comments and the kind of fashion writing we would love to have.” Cathy Horyn, photo by David Shankbone, via Wikimedia Commons In an interview in Harper’s Bazaar, […]

Jeff Jarvis on news media and collaboration

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Jeff Jarvis makes suggestions to news media: …the best thing they could do is to enable and protect the voice of the public. They could curate, train, promote, and collaborate with new people using new tools in new ways, for example. They could establish platforms that make that possible and networks that help make it […]


Thursday, September 9th, 2010

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In abundance as in scarcity, news is about trust

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

It’s strange how the abundance of news shares some territory with the scarcity of news. Paolo Bacigalupi’s description of “news that you can trust” in a dictatorship parallels what’s happening with news in social media: who do you trust? With a new mix of Kulaap’s music from DJ Dao streaming over my stereo, I sit […]

Anonymity And Identity In News Media: What? Why? Who?

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

A very timely conversation about anonymity and identity has been going on since Saturday. It started with a discussion on Twitter between Mathew Ingram and Howard Owens. Mathew has written a great post about it, then Steve Buttry added important points on his own blog. I say “timely” because suddenly a lot of people are […]

How Steve Buttry Is Building A New Newsmedia, Part I

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Steve Buttry has begun to recruit his staff. He is the new Director of Community Engagement at Allbritton Communications, preparing the launch of a new Web site in the DC area, one of the most expected new project of newsmedia on the Web. Steve Buttry has just be named last month Editor of the year […]