There are better ways to save journalism

Doc Searls

In a Columbia Journalism Review op-ed , Bernie Sanders presents a plan to save journalism that begins, WALTER CRONKITE ONCE SAID that “journalism is what we need to make democracy work.” He was absolutely right, which is why today’s assault on journalism by Wall Street, billionaire businessmen, Silicon Valley, and Donald Trump presents a crisis—and why we must take concrete action. Or hell, skip that and read Bernie Sanders Has Misguided Plan To Save Journalism.

The Spinner’s hack on journalism

Doc Searls

The Spinner* is also a hack on journalism, designed like a magic trick to misdirect moral outrage toward The Spinner’s obviously shitty business, and away from the shitty business called adtech, which not only makes The Spinner possible, but pays for most of online journalism as well.

Journalism without Twitter

Doc Searls

So I’m taking live notes—or trying to—at Blockchain in Journalism: Promise and Practice , happening at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation , in the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia School of Journalism , to name the four Russian dolls whose innards I’m inhabiting here. I wanted it up, on the outside chance that stories themselves, as journalism’s stock-in-trade, might get discussed. Journalism Personal problems publishing

Journalism, mistrust, transparency

David Weinberger

Ethan Zuckerman brilliantly frames the public’s distrust of institutional journal in a whitepaper he is writing for Knight. (He’s He’s posted it both on his blog and at Medium. In the early 2000’s, some of us thought that journalists would blog and we would thereby get to know who they are and what they value. Blogging has not become the norm for reporters, although it does occur.

Journalism is outlining

Doc Searls

In Journalism as service: Lessons from Sandy , Jeff Jarvis says, “After Sandy, what journalists provided was mostly articles when what I wanted was specifics that those articles only summarized. ” Journals aren’t going to stop giving us stories, because stories are the main attraction. They are also the frontier, because journals on the whole suck at lists. Back when Sandy was going on, I stayed in Boston and blogged it live.

Future of journalism

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. E.g., I get far more in depth and more authoritative coverage of telecom policy from blogs and mailing lists than I do from the NYT. What’s so hard about local journalism? It was about the authoritative nature of local journalism. Our content theory: let’s invest in the most important areas of journalism and content, build B2B, and have relationships with people in the most important areas of their lives.

How True Advertising Can Save Journalism From Drowning in a Sea of Content

Doc Searls

Journalism is in a world of hurt because it has been marginalized by a new business model that requires maximizing “content” instead. Here’s one way to tell the difference between journalism and content: Journalism has ethics.

Giant Zero Journalism, cont’d

Doc Searls

While doing research on another topic, I ran across this post by Amy Gahran ( @agahran ) in Poynter , riffing off a March 2007 post on my old blog titled Giant Zero Journalism. Here’s the post: We’ll start with Corporations Co-opt Citizen Journalism , by Frank Beacham , who concludes, I predict that in a world overflowing with dreadful citizen-made images, talented photographers and videographers will survive. Blogging Journalism Past

Blog Post: We are flipping teaching - how about flipping journalism?

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen We are flipping teaching - how about flipping journalism ? "We're We're the facilitator of a conversation," instead of "we're speaking for you

[2b2k] Inside.com’s updates: A new rhetorical form for journalism?

David Weinberger

Jason Calacanis , the founder of the site, and someone I hadn’t talked with since the glory days of blogging, emphasized the site’s commitment to the “atomic unit” of journalism, a particular type of summary that he calls an “update.”

[2b2k] Erik Martin on Reddit and journalism

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. JE: There have been 3 major stories illustrative of Reddit and citizen journalism: The Aurora movie theater shooting , the Boston Marathon bombing, and the shooting at the Navy Yard in DC. JE: How do you see the role of journalism on Reddit? JE: What’s the relation of journalisms and Reddit? Erik Martin is giving a talk at the Nieman Foundation. He’s the general manager of Reddit.com. Disclosure: We’re friendly.)

Pew Excellence in Journalism now watching blogs

David Weinberger

Pew’s Research Center for Excellence in Journalism has now added a weekly new media report on what the ol’ blogosphere is blathering on about. Tags: pew blogging new_media citizen_journalism That’s you and me, sister. Or what most people indexed by Technorati and Icerocket are talking about, anyway. For example, we seem to have focused a lot on Obama’s inauguration. Wasn’t that three months ago?

Journalism and Net Nativity

Doc Searls

I don’t go to TV for Journalism any more, even though I’m sure there’s plenty left: needles scattered thorugh a haystack of channels and program schedules that have become so hard to navigate on satellite and cable systems that it’s just not worth the bother. Newsweek’s Journalism of Fourth-and-Long. The Wall Street Journal ’s especially. So can the blogging heads they have talking as well. Journals today have more sources than ever.

Evidence-based journalism

David Weinberger

Richard Sambrook , director of the BBC ’s World Service and Global News, has posted an excellent engagement with Jay Rosen’s piece on He Said/ She Said journalism. He agrees that that type of journalism is a problem, but the problem isn’t with the He Said/She Said format. The problem is lazy journalism, says Richard. It may have run its course but there are many who simply favour journalism of opinion - under the cloak of “calling the story&#.

Reflections on Ten Years of Blogging

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Friedman’s words came to mind as I was reflecting on the evolution of blogging since I posted my first blog in May of 2005. The advent of easy-to-use tools and platforms brought blogging to a much larger, non-technical population.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3

Nancy White

We are into day 3 of Journalism that Matters, Re-imagining News and Community in the Pacific Northwest. Balancing the closeness and connection of community with the wider possibility of “infecting&# others with journalism that matters by forging outward.

Toward post-largesse journalism

Doc Searls

You can’t visit the subject of daily newspaper journalism without paying respect, if not homage, to the Ochs and Sulzberger s, the Chandlers, the Annenbergs , the Loeb s, the McCormick s, the Gannetts , the Graham s, the Knights , the McClatchys , the Storke s. Anyway, the reason I bring this up is that we can’t leave the role of these families out of any consideration, much less study, of the Great Institution of Daily Journalism.

Belated Reflections from “Journalism that Matters” PNW

Nancy White

Earlier this month I attended the Journalism that Matters Pacific Northwest gathering here in Seattle. With the theme “Re-Imagining News and Community in the Northwest,&# I was given the chance to stop, listen and reflect on journalism, my community and me.

from tweets to the blog

Harold Jarche

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. When Francis Harwood, anthropologist, asked a Sioux elder why people tell stories, he answered, “In order to become human beings.”

Doc Searls Weblog · Toward a new ecology of journalism

Doc Searls

Shelley Powers and David Kearns both took issue with the “citizen journalism&# concept. More than one comment gave David Armano a hard time for apparently preferring to report via Twitter and blog , rather than through mainstream news media. Toward a new ecology of journalism.

e-Media and e-Journalism in the Internet Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Responsible journalism, especially CNN, came to the rescue. I hope that Shirley Sherrod’s story becomes a major case study in communications and journalism schools across the country. As I was trying to think through the key lessons in this case, I came across this blog - What journalism students can learn from Shirley Sherrod, JournoList by Matt Vasilogambros , a journalism student at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Impact, a new journal on workplace eLearning

Jay Cross

The inaugural issue of Impact, the Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning just appeared on the web. The first looks primarily at academic journals. Related: Top 99 Workplace Learning Blogs. OED list of top 100 education blogs. You can read this first issue on the web for free. Disclosure: I am on Impact’s Editorial Board.). I’ve read a little over half of the 14 articles. Richard Straub writes cogently about the lay of the eLearning land.

Another open access journal, and when closed access journals go rogue

David Weinberger

On the one hand, a new peer-reviewed open access journal is starting up: The Journal of Media and Communication Studies. On the other hand, Jonathan Zittrain blogs about a European journal currently being sued because it refused to give in to an author’s demand that a short, critical book review be removed. I posted about this when Harry Lewis blogged about it earlier.).

Blogging #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC 02

Doc Searls

Blogging Broadcasting infrastructure Journalism News Places weather 11:31pm — Nobody is saying it, but so far the #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC is a dud. I mean, yeah there’s snow. But it’s not a real blizzard yet. At least not here, and not in Boston, where it’s supposed to be far worse. “A little bit more than a dusting” says the CNN reporter on the street in Boston, sweeping a thin layer of snow off some pavement.

50,000 Photos as a Blog

Doc Searls

For a blog that’s not bad — and I’m beginning to think that, in a way, a blog is what Flickr is for me. Journalism is a form of documentation, and what I provide the world through my photo blog is fodder for that. Including the three other Flickr sites I contribute to ( Linux Journal , Berkman Center and Infrastructure ), I’ve put about 50,000 photos up so far. Here’s one that ran in the NYTimes Bits blog on the 19th.

Blog Post: Free online access to Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP) Journal to 8th April

David Gurteen

By David Gurteen Many of you will have made the most of the free online access to all the Palgrave Macmillan journals throughout March. Knowledge Management Research & Practice (KMRP) Journal has been extended to April 8th. Current journal. If you weren't aware of the offer then you have only a few days left but access to the. Here are some hot links. KMRP home page. Editors selection. KMRP archive. Enjoy

What blogging was

David Weinberger

At a recent Fellows Hour at the Berkman Center the topic was something like “Whatever happened to blogging?,” ” with the aim of thinking about how Berkman can take better advantage of blogging as a platform for public discussion. They asked me to begin with some reflections on what blogging once was, because I am old. I understand that I’m reporting on how blogging looked to someone in a highly privileged position. My blog was me.

The Open Journal Format

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

For some time I have been thinking of launching a journal. The process varies across journals, but in its most typical instantiation , proceeds as follows: a writer submits a manuscript to an editor, who reads it. Then they need to be selected by an editor of a journal to sit on a review board. It is with these thoughts in mind that I have, over time, be thinking of the appropriate sorts of mechanisms for the management of academic journals. They may be blog posts.

Communications, Journalism and Media in the Internet Age

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I spent the first week of November at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism. USC Annenberg is one of the largest and most comprehensive schools of its kind in the world, with research and educational programs in communications, journalism, public diplomacy, public relations, media, educations and related areas. Then there is my relatively recent appreciation for blogging and writing.

[pdf09] Has the Net helped journalism?

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. I think that’s true, but there’s work to be done to recreate the best values of journalism all over again. Simon: Journalism has to make the case for why it’s its own ism. There are left and right invesetigative journalism sites. Right wing blogs have links to the people they’re criticizing. Tags: media journalism pdf09 Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information.

A Simple Practice to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance: One-Sentence Journal

Beth Kanter

The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival theme is how can nonprofits move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset. I want to keep a one-sentence journal, a technique developed by habit change guru Gretchen Rubin.

The Ethics of Journalism

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Scott Karp, Why Journalism Matters : The premise of Scott Karp's article is not so much a defense of journalism (though that's how it reads) as a defense of journalistic standards. No - you can't defend professional journalism as it is. You can only defend some rarified and fictitious form of journalism as defined by some abstract shared principles or standards.

Blogging and Personal Feelings

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In November of 2008, Andrew Sullivan published an excellent article in The Atlantic , - Why I Blog , - in which he discussed the unique characteristics of a blog by reminding us what a web log shares in common with its namesake, the ship log. “In Anyone who has blogged his thoughts for an extended time will recognize this world. We blog now - as news reaches us, as facts emerge. I have now been blogging since May of 2005.

Journalism That Matters Pacific NW Conference

Nancy White

Yesterday through Sunday I’m at the Journalism that Matters Conference , the Pacific Northwest (USA) gathering to “re-imagine news and community in the Pacific Northwest.&# Main Journalism that Matters site - [link]. Bill Densmore’s Blog.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. How Micro-Blogging Came To Be. This was the beginning of a new term; micro-blogging.

Five Signs You Are a Bad Boss in Today's Wall Street Journal - Bob.

Bob Sutton

About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters. Six Business Books to Read on the Beach -- Wall Street Journal. FT.com | Management Blog | Pick of the week. BusinessWeek Recommends this blog. About Email Me Subscribe to this blogs feed. Subscribe to this blogs feed. A Darn Good One Page Summary of Good Boss, Bad Boss in Southwest Airlines Spirit » Five Signs You Are a Bad Boss in Todays Wall Street Journal. Bob Sutton.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Five Things All Sane People Agree On About Blogs And Mainstream Journalism (So Can We Stop Talking About Them Now?)

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « The Ghost Map Revealed | Main | » Five Things All Sane People Agree On About Blogs And Mainstream Journalism (So Can We Stop Talking About Them Now?) Long-time readers of this blog know that I have very rarely posted anything here on the "bloggers versus mainstream journalism" debate, largely because the market for good ideas on this topic has long been saturated, in my opinion. You know, they're abundant in journalism as well.

Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

The crux of that argument is whether you believe micro-blogging is an active behavior or whether you treat it as passive oversight. Micro-blogging — to truly become effective whether personally or organizationally — ought to become both a personal and an organizational habit.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’m blogging from the opening circle – which feels both “in the moment&# and perhaps disrespectful to be tapping away at my computer while others share their thinking of our conversations to date.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’m blogging from the opening circle – which feels both “in the moment&# and perhaps disrespectful to be tapping away at my computer while others share their thinking of our conversations to date.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’m blogging from the opening circle – which feels both “in the moment&# and perhaps disrespectful to be tapping away at my computer while others share their thinking of our conversations to date.

Journalism that Matters – Day 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’m blogging from the opening circle – which feels both “in the moment&# and perhaps disrespectful to be tapping away at my computer while others share their thinking of our conversations to date.

Journalism That Matters Pacific NW Conference | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jan 08 2010 Journalism That Matters Pacific NW Conference Published by Nancy White at 7:06 am under community , events Yesterday through Sunday I’m at the Journalism that Matters Conference , the Pacific Northwest (USA) gathering to “re-imagine news and community in the Pacific Northwest.&#