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

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.

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 The post Journalism, mistrust, transparency appeared first on Joho the Blog He’s posted it both on his blog and at Medium. Choose wisely.). As he said at an Aspen event where he led a discussion of it: …I think mistrust in civic institutions is much broader than mistrust in the press.

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

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.

The need for good journalism

Euen Semple

I agree with what Robin Lustig says in this piece about the importance of a free press. Each time I am interviewed by mainstream media journalists I am unimpressed by their grasp of the topic; frustrated at their wide of the mark questions; worried about the apparent randomness of selecting me as an “expert”; and nervous, from experience, about my words being twisted to reinforce an agenda that they have already set.

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.

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?

Jeff Jarvis on journalism as a service

David Weinberger

It proposes that we understand journalism as a provider of services rather than of content. Jeff then dissolves journalism into its component parts and asks us to imagine how they could be envisioned as sustainable services designed to help readers (or viewers) accomplish their goals.

iTunes for journalism (reprise)

Euen Semple

Some time ago I suggested iTunes for journalism and compared newspapers to albums - having to buy two crap tracks along with the six you really want.

Journalism x.x

Doc Searls

Tags: Journalism

[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.”

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

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.

A history lesson in how to automate journalism with war and sports metaphors

Doc Searls

I’m resurrecting it here because it does a good job of explaining how easy it is to automate journalism by framing a story in terms of war or sports — and tees up my next post. 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.” history Internet Journalism News Outlining Personal problems Technology

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.

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.

[2b2k] Erik Martin on Reddit and journalism

David Weinberger

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.)

Call for Papers, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

George Siemens

Valerie Irvine, Jillianne Code, and I are editing a special issue of Merlot’s Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (.pdf). The journal theme: massive open online courses (MOOCs). Extended abstracts of ~500 words are due Nov 15, 2012. Full papers due January 31, 2013. Please consider submitting if you’ve taken a MOOC, taught one, or just generally hate them

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.

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.

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.

Doc Searls Weblog · Toward a new ecology of journalism

Doc Searls

Shelley Powers and David Kearns both took issue with the “citizen journalism&# concept. David himself weighed in with good answers to his critics, and added, “This isn’t real journalism and I don’t think anyone would claim it to be (I wouldn’t).

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&#.

[newmedia] Journalism panel

David Weinberger

Dan Gillmor is not as pessimistic as many others about the future of journalism. Jim VandeHri from Politico agrees with Dan that we’re going to end up with more and better journalism, although he has no idea what it’s going to look like and he thinks that newspapers are in much worse shape than most acknowledge. There will be lots of journalism, but just not dominated by the big papers and broadcasters. We are going to lose eat-your-spinach journalism.

Do we still need academic journals?

George Siemens

Tony Bates asks wether we still need academic journals (note, he pays homage to the need for a system that is capable of “disseminating useful information that has a sound academic base&# …he just questions the journal model). The form of journals – 6-12 articles in an issue, published on a fairly regular interval is somewhat irrelevant.

Can journals live on subscriptions?

Doc Searls

My point is that it’s possible to have an excellent journal that lives on subscriptions, which are a value-for-value exachange. Tags: Journalism VRM problems Chapel Hill paychoice subscriptions subscrtiption Sun Sy Safransky The Sun Some do. My long-time favorite magazine is The Sun.

Transparency and noir journalism

David Weinberger

David Eaves makes a crucial point in a post inspired by Clay Shirky ’s and Steven Johnson ’s recent brilliant postings about the future of journalism. Will this bring about a fundamental change in the practice of journalism? Much of traditional journalism already assumes transparency in business, government, and, yes, sports. Tags: journalism media newspapers noir david_eaves

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.

The person who beat Nate Silver – DailyKos and journalism

David Weinberger

One political analyst was actually ever so slightly more accurate than Nate “Poll God” Silver : Markos Moulitsas, the founder of DailyKos. I’ve always checked in on DailyKos occasionally, but over the past year or so it’s become a multi-daily stop, and was one of my primary sources of news about the campaign. It embodies a lot of the good stuff the Net is doing to news, and some of the bad. DailyKos is obviously a partisan site. It’s perfectly clear about that.

Law journal goes open access

David Weinberger

Tags: open_access journals law_journals everything_is_miscellaneous

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.

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.

How-to guide for moving a journal to Open Access

David Weinberger

The Association for Learning Technologies has published a detailed and highly practical guide , based on its own experience, for journals moving toward an Open Access model. ALT’s journal has been renamed Research in Learning Technology , and it will be fully Open Access as of January 2012. Indeed, the guide is of even broader utility than that, since it considers the practicalities of moving from an existing contract with publishers for any reason.

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?

Narrative Science raises $6m to replace web copywriters with computers. How long until journalism is automated?

Ross Dawson

So, to answer the question in the headline, some types of journalism are on the verge of being automated today. However the really worthwhile writing and journalism will probably never be replaced by computers. The internet can be characterized very simply. Billions of people are looking for interesting and useful information, and millions of companies are trying to make money by people finding their content, through search engines and increasingly on social media.

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. 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. Andrew Whitworth presents a fascinating thought piece on context.

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. It’s promising to work toward a four-week decision process for submitted articles, with publication in the next issue. Good luck to JMCS.

Wonderful Piece of Journalism by John Walsh

Nigel Paine

How much does it hurt? Aching, throbbing, searing, excruciating – pain is difficult to describe and impossible to see. So how can doctors measure it? John Walsh finds out about new ways of assessing the agony. One night in May, my wife sat up in bed and said, “I’ve got this awful pain just here.” She prodded her abdomen and made a face. “It It feels like something’s really wrong.” Woozily noting that it was 2am, I asked what kind of pain it was.

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]. So far yesterday 200 of us started to get to know each other in small conversational groups, browsed the work of various media and information groups and organizations (the new Northwest News Ecosystem,) and then more conversations into the evening.

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.

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.