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A trip to Louisville

I’ve spent a few days in Louisville, Kentucky, taking part in the NICAR conference as a part of a research project on data journalism out of Södertörns högskola. It’s been intense, fun and inspiring....

Entrepreneurial journalism and the future roles of journalists 0

Entrepreneurial journalism and the future roles of journalists

I’m reading Ellyn Angelotti‘s summary of the discussions during the recent Journalism That Matters conference, wishing I had been there. It is written in an optimistic tone, and the focus is on journalistic entrepreneurship....

67 percent of Americans think journalism is "out of touch" 1

67 percent of Americans think journalism is "out of touch"

The results of a recent We Media/Zogby Interactive poll shows that two thirds of the American respondents think that traditional journalism is “out of touch” with its audience and its needs. This despite the...

Law enforcement in virtual worlds 1

Law enforcement in virtual worlds

Interesting Washington Post piece on law enforcement in virtual worlds like Second Life or the game World of Warcraft. Two years ago, Japanese authorities arrested a man for carrying out a series of virtual...

Gillmor at Where2.0: Where are the journalists? 0

Gillmor at Where2.0: Where are the journalists?

I just read Dan Gillmor‘s comment on the Where2.0 conference in San Jose, which was all about location, geotagging, mashups etc. Gillmor is wondering why few journalists are there. I don’t mean reporters who...

Congdon laughingly breaks the rules of journalism – gets fatherly piece of advice 0

Congdon laughingly breaks the rules of journalism – gets fatherly piece of advice

Interesting piece by Daniel Terdiman on Cnet about Amanda Congdon‘s refusal to live by journalistic rules/standards, even after starting working for ABC News. there’s a bit of a kerfuffle going on right now in...

Smaller closed communities more engaging 2

Smaller closed communities more engaging

Participants are more active in smaller niche communities than in larger communities with a broader interest. This is shown in the recent resarch results from Communispace, a company that specializes in – surprise, surprise...

Al Gore brings Current TV to the UK and Ireland 1

Al Gore brings Current TV to the UK and Ireland

Current TV, the interactive tv network founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt in 2005, has now launched its UK version. With air time on both Sky and Virgin Media platforms in the UK...

Community building at Borders – online book clubs 0

Community building at Borders – online book clubs

Urban Lindstedt writes about Borders book club, and community building at the book store chain. They collaborate with gather.com, a topics based community service where participants rate others’ contributions and earn points from writing...

New report: Citizen media here to stay 1

New report: Citizen media here to stay

The Institute for Interactive Journalism, J-Lab, has released a lenthy study on hyperlocal citizen media and its sustainability over time. In a news release, J-Lab writes: Most citizen media ventures are shoestring labors of...

Okay, take that gift. But let the world know you did. 1

Okay, take that gift. But let the world know you did.

What is a bribe, what is a gift and what is doing a friend a favour? What is acceptable to accept from people who might want to influence your blogging? A post by Media...

Good community building at Bakersfield.com 2

Good community building at Bakersfield.com

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...