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.

Reddit and community journalism

David Weinberger

So, my hypothesis is that IAMA and AMA are an important type of citizen journalism. Call it “community journalism.&#. Now, if you’ve clicked through to any of these IAMA’s, you may be disappointed at the level of “journalism&# you’ve seen. This is one way citizen journalism looks. This community is both Reddit’s strength as a site, and its greatest weakness as a form of citizen journalism. I’ve come to love Reddit.

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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. Art Blogging Broadcasting Ideas Journalism Live Web News problems

Journal of Learning Analytics

George Siemens

SoLAR just announced the inaugural issue of Journal of Learning Analytics. It is an open access journal. If you’re interested in data and analytics in learning, this is the journal for you! Interest in learning analytics is growing. It’s a data centric world and will only become more so in the future.

Journalism and Wikipedia

Doc Searls

Yet most of journalism ‘s products, I would bet, do not. So here’s what I’m thinking: Journalism, as a field, should be concerned with adding to the record that is Wikipedia. Wikipedia clearly cares about journalism.) infrastructure Journalism Links

Music videos are the new journalism: learn about fracking!

Ross Dawson

The US public interest news group ProPublica recently teamed up with New York University’s Jay Rosen to create ‘explanatory journalism’ ProPublica has an existing three-year running project reporting on fracking and drinking water contamination.

The latest on the future of journalism: where value creation means jobs

Ross Dawson

As part of News Limited’s launch of its digital subscription plans that I wrote about earlier this week , News has just launched the site Future of Journalism , (subtitle: A Discussion Hosted by News Limited). The Future of Journalism. Journalism has a rich future.

Imperial College in showdown with closed-access journals

David Weinberger

Felix Online, the online news of Imperial College in the UK, reports (in an article by Kadhim Shubber) that Deborah Shorley, Director of the Imperial College London Library, is threatening to end the library’s subscriptions to journals published by Elsevier and Wiley Blackwell , two of the major publishers in the UK.

Interactive Journalism, The New York Times and Andrew DeVigal

Adaptive Path

Andrew DeVigal, the multimedia editor at The New York Times, visited us at the Adaptive Path Amsterdam studio on March 22 and gave an interesting talk on interactive journalism. The two-by-two he uses has on its axes: Does this piece 1) advance our journalism?

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

Beth Kanter

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.

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

Bob Sutton

Six Business Books to Read on the Beach -- Wall Street Journal. 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. I was interviewed last week about bosses by the Wall Street Journal's Diana Middleton. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Five Signs You Are a Bad Boss in Todays Wall Street Journal : Comments. Bob Sutton.

Freedom for Egypt: Some tweets, a thought about a future of journalism, and a question about networked leadership

David Weinberger

Andy Carvin [twitter: acarvin ] is one of the faces of the future of journalism. This is such a miraculous day for our sisters and brothers in Egypt. As an American, a father, a Jew, and a fellow human being, I am overwhelmed with happiness for you and what you have so courageously accomplished. A couple of tweets: @ MOHAMMEDFAS : words of joy will be everywhere only thoes who have oppressed this day will speachless!! peterglaser : Heute fängt das 21. Jahrhundert an – nicht am 11.

[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.”

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Attention Data Nerds! NTEN Change Journal: It’s All About Data

Beth Kanter

September Issue NTEN Journal. The new issue of the NTEN Change Journal is all about data! Or rather how we all should love data!

Interactive and Multimedia Journalism: An Evening With Andrew DeVigal, March 22, Amsterdam

Adaptive Path

We’ve all read, listened to, or watched a journalism story that really grabs us. He’s been front and centre in redefining the use of interaction and multimedia to tell rich stories and expand the possibilities of great journalism. For me, the New York Times interactive feature, One in 8 Million has been one of those pieces: every time I looked at an installment, I would be thinking about it for the rest of the day.

Brands need to fire adtech

Doc Searls

It’s adtech that incentivizes publications to prioritize “content generation” over journalism. That’s what produced brands in the first place, what still what makes brands familiar to whole populations, and what still sponsors worthy publications and the journalism they contain. adtech advertising Business Journalism marketing News publishingTwo days ago, the New York Times said AT&T and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their ads from YouTube.

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth Kanter

The Greenpeace Mobilization Lab has a project proposal idea for a “ Mobilization Journal ” as part of the Knight News Challenge. The Mobilisation Journal project on the Knight News Challenge will use the existing journalism and storytelling work already piloted by the Mobilisation Lab at Greenpeace and scale it more generally for the social change sector. This journal provides a way to strengthen practitioners skills and adapt to rapid changes.

Interactive and Multimedia Journalism: An Evening With Andrew DeVigal, March 22, Amsterdam

Adaptive Path

The problem for people isn’t advertising, and the problem for advertising isn’t blocking. The problem for both is tracking.

Doc Searls

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If marketing listened to markets, they’d hear what ad blocking is telling them

Doc Searls

advertising Journalism marketing problems Technology VRMWhat follows is my comment (the first one!) under Confusion Reigns as Apple Puts the Spotlight on Mobile Ad Blocking , in AdAge. I’ve added some links. Marketers should be looking at what the market wants, and why.

Savor the irony

Doc Searls

The robots are made by Narrative Science , which (says its About page) “started life as a joint research project at Northwestern University Schools of Engineering and Journalism.” ” That Narrative Science reportedly has thirty customers already says more about the state of journals than it does about journalism. But at least we will now have computers telling us all about how (seasonally adjusted) trends in financial journalism employment are improving.

Toward an ethics of influence

Doc Searls

And he was exposing something icky about the way influence works in journalism. adtech advertising Berkman Blogging Business Events Ideas Life marketing Personal problems Dan Lyons ethics influence Journalism SJ Klein time well spent Tristan Harris

Toward post-Journalism journalism

Doc Searls

Which brings us to journalism. For small-j journalism, this is not the End of Time, but the beginning of it. For big-J journalism, it might be the end. Bonus link: Dan Gillmor’s The Only Journalism Subsidy We Need is Bandwidth. Tags: Journalism

Journalism x.x

Doc Searls

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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. Good journalism may be hard, but technology is easy.

Take us to The Rivers

Doc Searls

Blogging Business Future Journalism Links Live Web News Past problems TechnologyNews rivers were a brilliant idea in the first place. Perhaps, now that at least one high-profile publisher has embraced them, the rest might follow.

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Future of journalism

David Weinberger

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. But we’re still engaged in long form journalism. Q: What makes global journalism work? How does that change the target audience for online journalism?

Abate and switch

Doc Searls

The Wall Street Journal (both print and online). Linux Journal (which I get free, actually, because I write for it). Business history Ideas Journalism Links Live Web News Past Social Technology VRM

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Why not link to sources?

Doc Searls

Never mind that the hyperlink is a perfect way to practice one of journalism’s prime responsibilities: citing sources. Whatever the rationale, not-linking compromises an online journal’s editorial mission — especially if not-linking is policy and not just habit.

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Reframing the news

Doc Searls

And in a post at Nieman Journalism Lab he explains Why every news organization should have a river. ” As a visiting scholar in Journalism at NYU for the last two years, I have participated in many classes led by Jay Rosen and Clay Shirky. Art Journalism News Outlining Technology …all experience is an arch wherethrough. Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades. For ever and for ever when I move.

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What everything isn’t

Doc Searls

Art Ideas Journalism Life publishingWe know s**t. I mean, in respect to the Everything that surrounds us, and the culture in which we are pickled from start to finish, what we know rounds to nothing and is, with the provisional exception of the subjects and people we study and love, incomplete and therefore somewhere between questionable and wrong.

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. Journalism problems In What the ad biz needs is writers , Michael Wolff bemoans the absence of good writers in advertising: …even creatives want to avoid writing — because they can’t… While technological disruption is most often blamed for the existential predicament of the media business, the more precise problem is that advertising doesn’t work as well as it used to work.

Fred Wilson’s talk at LeWeb

Doc Searls

You can read about them in Linux Journal (starting in 1996), The Cluetrain Manifesto (1999, 2000 , 2011 ), this blog (starting in 1999), ProjectVRM (starting in 2006) and The Intention Economy (2012). Blogging Broadcasting Business Cluetrain Culture Events Future infrastructure Internet Journalism Live Web News Personal clouds problems Technology VRM

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.

Escaping the Black Holes of Centralization

Doc Searls

Business Events history Ideas infrastructure Journalism Politics problems Technology Turkey shut down Twitter today. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an an announced, “We now have a court order. We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic.” ” ( Hurriyedet Daily News ) He also said Turkey will “rip out the roots” of Twitter. Washington Post ).

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. Journalism without sources is not worthy of the name.

How PR is as bad is it ever was

Doc Searls

Business Internet Journalism Personal problems TechnologyIn 2013 – Beginning Of The End For PR Boomers , David Bray actually says this… The media landscape is evolving rapidly, and baby boomers are about to be left behind because of their inability to keep up with technology and the changing times.

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.

Journalism and hospitality

David Weinberger

Third, it applies hospitality to journalism as a way of framing the discussion of why American media don’t well represent the non-Western world. Lokman Tsui has posted his dissertation. I like it for a few reasons. First, it’s Lokman’s :) Second, it takes hospitality seriously as a virtue; this used to be definitive of cultures but in modernity has gotten associated with the offering of cupcakes.

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