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.


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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. adtech advertising Business Internet Journalism marketing privacy Technology

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

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.

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

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 real advertising and adtech: Real advertising wants to be in a publication because it values the publication’s journalism and readership. Here’s one way to tell the difference between journalism and content: Journalism has ethics. You might also visit the Adblock War Series at my blog.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander. Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals – Guest Post by Ma’ayan Alexander. Bullet Journal (BuJo) started as “an analog system to track the past, organize the present and plan for the future.” Basically, you take a notebook and a pen, and make it your calendar, journal and planner. What is the Bullet Journal System?

[2b2k]’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.” It’s not often you get a new rhetorical form, especially for something as important as journalism. In any case, the update form has created seems to me to be a worthwhile addition to the rhetoric of journalism

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?

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&#.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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. Balancing the closeness and connection of community with the wider possibility of “infecting&# others with journalism that matters by forging outward.

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. According to Wikipedia , something like blogging got its start with the advent of the Internet era in the mid 1990s, although the term weblog , later abbreviated to blog, didn’t come into being until the latter part of the decade. The advent of easy-to-use tools and platforms brought blogging to a much larger, non-technical population.

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. At most, this blog is simply a reporting of my thinking, my being, working and learning in the world. That foray taught me a lot about broadcast journalism, both the highs and the lows.

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.

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.

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.

from tweets to the blog

Harold Jarche

Among his broader instructions for cultivating a habit of honest inquiry: Travel to distant countries and unfamiliar cultures, develop your skills of observation through art classes or mindfulness, go to the theater, try your hand at journaling, use these opportunities to expand your powers of observation and exercise your innate ability to think creatively. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

Doc Searls Weblog · Toward a new ecology of journalism

Doc Searls

Doc Searls Weblog Home About Subscribe to feed ‹ Leveraging laziness • Starbucks work hack › Toward a new ecology of journalism September 12, 2007 in Art , Berkman , Blogging , Future , Ideas , Journalism , News , Past , Photography , problems | 30 comments I managed to irk pretty much everybody with my post Citizen journal breaks a heroic story. Shelley Powers and David Kearns both took issue with the “citizen journalism&# concept.

[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.

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.

Where Do Blog Post Ideas Come From?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Someone asked me by email, do you have any advice on how to come up with blog post ideas? The main thing is to be aware of them as possible connections, and when looking at one thing (say, a blog post) to keep other things in the back of your mind, always looking for these connections. I don't always create a blog post; I would be very boring if I did nothing other than blog. Take two blog posts and apply the critical literacies to them, and draw the connections.

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.

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.

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.

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. | 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.

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 thought of writing a personal journal was daunting to me, so the idea of writing one sentence a day was very appealing. Yesterday, I wrote a post thinking about how this relates to self-care from an organizational culture perspective.

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

Steven Berlin Johnson « 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.

[reboot] Dave Winer on the future of journalism

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. He begins with the story of BloggerCon, the first US blogging conference, in 2004. He asked himself what blog would do about it. I can see this is going to be difficult to live blog! ]. But 140 chars aren’t enough for much of journalism. Aud: I read the article that said that tech has always been instrumental to journalism. Dave Winer says he’s going to be our discussion facilitator. Getting things wrong. Missing points.

[berkman] Dan Gillmor on journalism supply and demand

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. He says he’s no longer very worried about the supply of good journalism. Better to ask “What is journalism?&# “I’m just pretty sure we’re going to get enough journalism.&# A: The Daily Show has some of the best criticism of television news, but that’s a very narrow part of journalism in terms of its content. Sorry! ] [Tags: berkman journalism media dan_gillmor citizen_media

Blogging the #BlizzardOf2015 in #NYC that wasn’t

Doc Searls

But I didn’t have anything useful to add to what thousands of others were showing, posting, tweeting and blogging. Back during Sandy, I had a lot to blog because important stuff wasn’t being said on media major and minor. Broadcasting Cluetrain Geography infrastructure Internet Journalism Live Web Personal Places problems Technology weather The blizzard hit coastal New England, not New York City. In fact, it’s still hitting.

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. PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company. The actual micro-blog entries are short, concise and succinct.

Blogging Strategies

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals Free Online Course (you can jump in at any time) is all about Blogs for Learning. Interestingly, when I prepared the notes for this week, I was able to leverage what the course members had produced during the previous week on Social Bookmarks : [link] [link] [link] You can read in the link Blogs for Learning about my perspective on using Blogs for Learning and Networking. Before blogging, those thoughts were fleeting. The third week of Web 2.0

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. The intention of micro-blogging, ergo, is to share. Quite simply, when it comes to micro-blogging then … intention = share = habit.