Tag: Established media

Good community building at Bakersfield.com

• January 12, 2007 • Comments (2)

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about community building, and how to deal with abusive comments or blog posts. I’ve argued that it’s important to be visible in the forums and blogs yourself, as editor/blog host/forum host. That is the best and only way to gain understanding for sometimes removing content. A dialogue. And mutual […]

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"The hatemongers stormed the gates"

• January 9, 2007 • Comments (0)

The local newspaper the Sun-Sentinel is facing critisism for allowing “racist stereotypes, slurs, and sentimental references to slavery and lynchings”. Bob Norman writes: This summer, the newspaper began allowing readers to post unchecked comments beneath each article on its website. Almost immediately, the hatemongers stormed the gates, and they haven’t let up since. The comments […]

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A call for excellence in journalism

• January 9, 2007 • Comments (0)

Democracy is under threat, as “old media” is cutting down and the discussion goes along the lines if “excellence” is needed since it costs too much. “New media” has yet to deliver when it comes to national and international coverage. In a reaction against the phrase “needless excellence”, Tom Stites has written an essay on […]

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Yet another YouTube clone in Sweden

• January 7, 2007 • Comments (0)
Yet another YouTube clone in Sweden

They are popping up with increasing frequenzy, the Swedish answers to YouTube. Not long after FejmTv, which quickly became a success, and Aftonbladet’s Klipptoppen, MTG-owned ZTV joins the trend with “Ladda upp tv” (upload tv). The difference between “Ladda upp tv” and for instance FejmTv will be the focus on young talent, says ZTV CEO […]

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Newsrooms posing the wrong question?

• January 7, 2007 • Comments (0)

An interesting post by Steve Yelvington highlights some of the questions newsrooms are posing – and should be posing – today. In a discussion about, among other things, open and closed systems and journalism for a new generation of non-seekers, Yelvington lands at: Thanks to investor Bruce Sherman’s meddling in the newspaper business, suddenly America’s […]

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Reading stats for the Guardian's blogs – but incoming links more important, says McIntosh

• January 6, 2007 • Comments (3)

On his blog, Neil McIntosh, head of editorial development at Guardian Unlimited, offers some usually secret statistics of blog traffic at the Guardian. blog traffic of 1.2m page impressions in December 05 grew to a record 7.1m pages in July 06 as the World Cup and troubles in the Middle East sparked lively discussion across […]

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"Hot or not" goes tv in Sweden

• January 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

TV400, a niche channel for Swedish TV4, will launch a new tv show where high school kids can vote on people’s looks. Much like hot or not, but in a tv version. The show, named “Snyggast i klassen” (“Looker of the class”, kinda), let couples appear on the show in front of an audience. Either […]

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Steve Outing on how small papers can survive

• January 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

Steve Outing, in a recent “Stop the Presses” column in Editor & Publisher, lists ten things small newspapers can do to fight decline in circulation and become more web2.0. The 10 things (check out Outing’s column for the details): 1. Copy and build from the industry leaders 2. Don’t hire print-focused employees 3. Hire a […]

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Dan Gillmor's media predictions for 2007

• January 2, 2007 • Comments (0)
Dan Gillmor's media predictions for 2007

Dan Gillmor is a wise man in the citizen media world, so it’s with interest I read his media predictions for 2007. They are about US media, but interesting none the less. And I like the quiz format of this post (which Gillmor’s borrowed from columnist William Safire). 9. The most important journalism innovation will […]

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Final round: TV7's weather presenter will be a viewer, elected by viewers

• December 22, 2006 • Comments (0)
Final round: TV7's weather presenter will be a viewer, elected by viewers

Today starts the voting for Aftonbladet TV7‘s weather presenter. Readers/viewers have been asked to send in video clips of themselves if they want to become the new face for the TV station’s weather forecasts. Ten of them have been selected as finalists and have got the chance to try out presenting the weather forecast on […]

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More on comments – Kevin Anderson's take

• December 22, 2006 • Comments (0)

A couple of days ago I wrote about moderation and comments functions on news sites. In a related post, Kevin Anderson at Strange Attractor also writes about AZ starnet and about moderation, calling it “one of the overlooked issues with community”. He also talks about internet trolls. And.. that you get the comments your content […]

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Slow change in the newsroom

• December 20, 2006 • Comments (0)

Mark Glaser summarizes what he’s found when asking people how the change from “old” to “new” media is going in their newsroom. An interesting read. You can talk all you want about new media, and even hire people with experience in new media, but if the top execs don’t really get it, then change is […]

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