The concept of “measuring impact” in journalism is one that’s been on my mind a lot lately. I think about it daily in my role as a homepage producer at The Seattle Times, it was the prompt from Greg Linch for this month’s Carnival of Journalism, and now as I prepare for tomorrow’s TechRaking conference: What’s Read More
Carnival of Journalism
Can a journalist be a capitalist? It’s the question asked by Michael Rosenblum as he describes the current state of the journalist: We are the perpetual groveling employees, beggaring for a few crumbs and generally seeing our jobs and incomes slashed as the web and new digital technologies roll over the old. And why is Read More
Tools come and go. We blog about them all the time as they crop up. We poke around, make accounts that quickly expire. We wait for platforms to fall out of beta, but forget about them by the time they go public. We claim that some tools are the “future of [fill in the blank]” Read More
Predicting the future of anything is tough, especially in online journalism and certainly when it comes to video. I remember a time when “multimedia” was everything at conferences and in j-school classrooms. Those days faded and were replaced with “social media.” Now it’s all about data and applications. My point is that discussion about the Read More
From April 17-19, a small group was invited to the Reynold’s Journalism Institute for a conference geared toward inventing alternate implementations for the Knight Commission report (read my reflections). These are a few moments snapped from my iPhone.
In any natural marketplace, competition is a healthy component. In business, competition forces companies to rethink their strategies, be better at what they do. In education, competition is what makes high school students work harder to do better to get into colleges of their choice. Competition is a driving motivator for many of the things Read More
The Carnival of Journalism is up and running again, thanks to David Cohn. The carnival is basically a bunch of journalism-obsessed geeks huddling around our virtual roundtable once a month to talk about topics that matter to us. This month’s topic is based on a few recommendations from the Knight Commission that focus on how Read More