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.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander. I have found this productivity very useful in my own work and Ma’ayan was kind enough to write up this guest post for nonprofit professionals. .

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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.

10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters

Luis Suarez

Remember the good old days when people were writing about the death of blogging thanks to social media tools ? Well, 21 years later , blogging is still alive and kicking , thank you very much! Who knew… The Death of Blogging? Yet, we keep on 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. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. About Email Me Subscribe to this blogs feed. Subscribe to this blogs feed. Whats in the Journals, May 2007 | Economist.com.

Blog Post: Gurteen Knowledge Tweets: January 2018

David Gurteen

Volume 15 Issue 4 of the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management has now been published. EJKM is an open access journal and you can read, download and print the papers from here [link] #KM #KMers #EJKM. Free Book to download" “Knowledge Productivity in the Public Sector” [link] #KM #KMers. By David Gurteen Here are some of my more popular recent tweets. Take a look, if you are not a Tweeter, you will get a good idea of how I use it by browsing the list of micro-posts.

Saving the Internet—and all the commons it makes possible

Doc Searls

I usually speak off the cuff, but this time I wrote it out, originally in outline form*, which is germane to my current collaborations with Dave Winer , father of outlining software (and, in related ways, of blogging and podcasting).

Guest Post of sorts: Nicholas Lemann at Columbia Journalism.

Clay Shirky

Rescuing The Reporters » Guest Post of sorts: Nicholas Lemann at Columbia Journalism School Graduation. (My My friend Nick gave a great graduation speech on Wednesday, at Columbia Journalism School. Columbia Journalism School is rapidly approaching a very important milestone, our centennial, but if I am doing the math correctly, today is a significant anniversary too: this is our seventy-fifth conferring of graduate degrees (before that we were an undergraduate school).

Live blogging Studio 20?s Open Studio at NYU

Doc Searls

Below is my live blogging, in outline form, of the final presentations of work by NYU graduate journalism students in Jay Rosen’s Studio 20 class, which I’ve served for three semesters as a visiting scholar. Mike Rothman, one of the students, asked me to live blog the event.

Cast locally, stream globally

Doc Searls

Outsiders set the value for our products. Blogging Broadcasting Business Future Journalism Live Web Santa Barbara Technology infrastructureHere’s a great idea for local TV news departments: start streaming, 24/7/265, on the Net.

Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. Please let me know if I'm missing any blogs that produce good content on eLearning and more particularly Workplace eLearning that would make sense to include. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs His list was very similar to the list of sources that eLearning Learning includes.

Long-form never stopped working

Doc Searls

All of the ones he lists are on the production side: server and CMS limitations, composuer UI and so on. Blogging Business Internet Journalism Personal problems Technology Fashions come and go. Verities do not. One verity respected by many old-fashioned writers and publishers is the simple fact that long-form pieces work better than short-form ones for the purpose of communicating in depth.

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Harold Jarche » Blogs are not a “substitute”

Harold Jarche

Perhaps private philanthropists will step in and finance not-for-profit journalistic centres, where investigative and foreign reporting can be invested in and disseminated by blogs and online sites. bricks and mortar classrooms or educational blogs?

Read on

Doc Searls

Don blogs linkily, and you can spend a productive day just following the ones he puts in his posts (including all the above). Breaking News: Mastering the art of disruptive innovation in journalism , By Clayton M. Blogging Journalism Links TechnologyFirst, ICANN, Make a Difference: The $100 million raised by the sale of new Web domains should be used to wire Africa , by Sascha Meinrath and Elliot Noss. Ambitious and worthy, if it can actually be done. (I

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Writing with Bitly

Doc Searls

So yesterday I had one with mroth , head of product for Bitly , the company whose service changes the other day caused a roar of negative buzz , including some from me , here. As an art and a practice, writing is no less a product of its instruments than are music and painting. Art Blogging Business Cluetrain Future JournalismMarkets are conversations , they say.

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Harold Jarche » Blogs are not a “substitute”

Harold Jarche

Perhaps private philanthropists will step in and finance not-for-profit journalistic centres, where investigative and foreign reporting can be invested in and disseminated by blogs and online sites. bricks and mortar classrooms or educational blogs?

Write and Wrong

Doc Searls

Of course, what Gizmodo did was an example of investigative journalism at work. Mainstream journals and broadcasters sometimes pay for stories, leads, video and audio recordings, photographs. But, as Charles Arthur writes, “As a reporter – and make no doubt, Gizmodo is reporting here, actually doing journalism red in tooth and claw – you inevitably end up walking close to the edge of what’s legal every now and then. Blogging doesn’t need to be a race.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content

Mark Oehlert

eLearning Guilds Summer Seminar Series | Main | Off Topic: Lets look at this at this as a chance to learn about oil » June 19, 2008 Soapbox for the Day: Academic Journals like Field Methods, that dont support things like access to their content Honest to goodness, someone please respond to me so we can have an open conversation about this. There is a journal, Field Methods , with an editor - H. Have you researched Open Access Journals and found that model to be wanting?

An economy you can drink to

Doc Searls

Kathy Moran has a great line — “Blogging about productivity began to feel like drinking about alcoholism&# — that somehow comes to mind as I point to The Free Beer Economy , which I just put up at Linux Journal , in advance of SXSW , where I’ll moderate a panel titled Rebuilding the World with Free Everything. More to the point for us blogging folk, I’ll add Dave’s How I made over $2 million with this blog.

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Reframing the news

Doc Searls

What made it blogging was its format: latest stuff on top and a “permalink” to every post. On his blog he explains how a river of news aggregator works. And in a post at Nieman Journalism Lab he explains Why every news organization should have a river. Therefore, the challenge for news organizations has been, for the last couple of decades, to learn how to incorporate the experience of these users and their new publishing tools, into their product — the news.

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Because advertising encourages Alzheimer’s

Doc Searls

I dunno why the New York Times appeared on my doorstep this morning, along with our usual Boston Globe (Sox lost, plus other news) — while our Wall Street Journal did not. I do know that Technorati keeps (or used to keep) an archive of all blogs (or everything with an RSS feed).

What the ad biz needs is to exorcize direct marketing

Doc Searls

That he’s one of the best writers in journalism adds weight to his judgement. While advertising was about raising general awareness of a company, product or service, direct marketing was about selling you stuff. It seemed innocent enough when it was just text ads off to the side of Google search results, or on the margins of blogs and other Web pubs. Journalism problems

Abate and switch

Doc Searls

Specifics for non-subscribers: Get 10 articles each month on NYTimes.com , as well as access to the home page, section fronts, blog fronts and classifieds. Articles, blog posts, slide shows, video and other multimedia will continue to count against your free monthly limit.

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Please, Hamel, Don't Hurt 'Em

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet Please, Hamel, Don’t Hurt ‘Em by Andrew McAfee on March 31, 2009 On March 24, Gary Hamel posted to his Wall Street Journal Management 2.0 blog “ The Facebook Generation vs. the Fortune 500 ,&# an entry in which he spelled out: “12 work-relevant characteristics of online life. For an example of this in action, see this blog post.

Outlining vs. Formatting

Doc Searls

Dave again: Word is a production tool – good for annual reports, formal papers, stories, books. By the way, on the production side, MORE actually did some things that Word still doesn’t do, such as giving you the choice of putting the saved date and time in the header or footer, rather than the current date and time. Art Future Internet Journalism problems Technology Dave makes a profound distinction in his post this morning titled Outliners and Word Processors.

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COVID-19 & Leadership

Dave Snowden

This blog post is written by Dave Snowden (the Cynefin Centre) and Millie Begovic (UNDP) to launch a critical experiment in learning and understanding the evolving implications of the pandemic – to which we invite your participation.

Saving the Globe From its World of Hurt

Doc Searls

That approach has worked for the Wall Street Journal, however. And as someone long wary about giving away our product on the Web even as we sell it in print, I think it’s time to try. Toward a new ecology of journalism (September 12, 2007). Tags: Berkman Blogging Business Future Ideas Journalism Life News VRM infrastructure music problems "Boston Globe" ascribenation geek geeks Globe Jon Garfunkel paychoice Scott Lehigh

On the Continuing End of Business as Usual

Doc Searls

Worse: the floodtide of marketing jerks who mouthed “Markets are conversations&# even as they infiltrated blogs and other social spaces with badly disguised corporate communications beamed in from marcom central. Tags: Cluetrain Ideas Journalism Technology

Beyond the iPad

Doc Searls

How big publishers (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, Condé Nast, the Book People) use the iPad as a hand-held newsstand (where, as with real-world newsstands, you have to pay for the goods) — and how the TV and movie people use the iPad as a replacement for their old distribution systems (also for pay) are Very Big Deals. Have you thought about how you’ll blog, or whatever comes next, on an iPad?

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slow media for the great reset

Harold Jarche

Free of the office and the commute they might be able to focus on productive work, depending on their living arrangements. What most of us know — who already work from home — is that a good day is only a few hours of productive work. Research suggests that in an eight-hour day, the average worker is only productive for two hours and 53 minutes. That’s right–you’re probably only productive for around three hours a day.”

A blast from the independent past

Doc Searls

I just ran across a post (below) on my old blog from Tuesday, July 12, 2005 : a few months less than ten years ago. Note that what I wrote on the old blog was outlines. To me the latter is not “the essence of blogging.” Here’ is a great opportunity for Dave Sifry and company to leverage what they know about blog dynamics to head off a potential big stink. Right now, according to Technorati , the item has been blogged about sixteen times.

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Six topics for the price of one

Jay Cross

This blog is turning conversational. I’m returning to the impromptu, stream-of-consciousness style I used when I began blogging a dozen years ago. When I’ll post things ready for prime time to jaycross.com , my official blog.

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Bad is Stronger than Good: Why Eliminating the Negative is More.

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. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. About Email Me Subscribe to this blogs feed. Subscribe to this blogs feed. GREAT BLOG! Bob Sutton.

Open Word—The Podcasting Story

Doc Searls

This is one of the many conclusions (some of them provisional) I reached after two days at The Unplugged Soul: Conference on the Podcast at Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism , which I live-tweeted through Little Pork Chop and live-blogged through doc.blog at 1999.io. Both of those are tools created by Dave Winer , alpha dad of blogging, podcasting and syndicating. On the production side there are also dozens of tools and services.

Learnings from the Browser Wars

Doc Searls

Blogging was several years off in the future. December 7th, The Wall Street Journal writes, Bill Gates “issued a thinly veiled warning to Netscape and other upstarts that included a reference to the Pearl Harbor attack on the same date in 1941.&#. So is every vendor/developer relationship that ever produced a product or created a market. That’s what he said Microsoft will do with products from Oracle, Spyglass, Compuserve and Sun.

Bring on The Live Web

Doc Searls

So it was common for Google’s indexes of blogs to be a day or more old. But they mostly covered blogs and sites with RSS feeds. Which made sense, since blogs were the most live part of the Web back then. The practices are blogging and syndication.

Factoids of the day: Game not over | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Subscribe To Blog Via RSS. Personal Productivity (14). Factoids of the day: Game not over Lots of interesting factoids in this Wall Street Journal. ” “In a good game, we feel blissfully productive. were spent on something productive or helping the community.

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Department of Corrections

Doc Searls

by Matthew Schwartz in the IAPP blog. The use value of a program is its economic value as a tool, a productivity multiplier. But as a productivity multiplier its use value is incalculable. I especially like John Battelle ‘s thinking out loud about his work in both journalism and advertising, straddling publishing’s collapsed “Chinese wall.”

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Newspapers, Paywalls, and Core Users ? Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky

This may be the year where newspapers finally drop the idea of treating all news as a product, and all readers as customers. Taken together, these events are a blow to the idea that online news can be treated as a simple product for sale, as the physical newspaper was. The easy part of treating digital news as a product is getting money from 2% of your audience. There has never been a mass market for good journalism in this country. Clay Shirky.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: No Spike Is An Island

John Hagel

Richard Florida (welcome to the blogging world, Richard!) In an earlier blog posting , I made the case that both metaphors have value.

A Concise and Brilliant Peer-Reviewed Article on Writer's Block.

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. James Adams: Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality. About Email Me Subscribe to this blogs feed. Subscribe to this blogs feed. Whats in the Journals, May 2007 | Economist.com.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Radar Knows Where The iPhones Are

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radar Knows Where The iPhones Are Heres a cool little example of why I think Radar is such a great product. Second, this is a classic example of the utility of networked journalism. I check in with your blog periodically and have enjoyed your books. Look forward to reading your blog and I just ordered your book on Emergence. Subscribe to this blogs feed Blog powered by TypePad

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Paying Attention

John Hagel

If we cannot build deep and sustaining networks of attention (in other words, networks of relationships), we will find it more and more difficult to remain relevant and productive.