Tag: USA

A trip to Louisville

• March 5, 2013 • Comments (0)
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. The first day I took an all day class in Tableau Public, a visualization and data analysis software which seems promising […]

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Entrepreneurial journalism and the future roles of journalists

• March 11, 2009 • Comments (0)

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. Several journalists said they wonder if their news organizations are still too dependent on their old business models to create innovative […]

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

• March 2, 2008 • Comments (1)

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 fact that almost half of the respondents use the internet as their primary news source. There are indeed great challenges ahead […]

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Law enforcement in virtual worlds

• June 2, 2007 • Comments (1)

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 muggings in another popular game, Lineage II, by using software to beat up and rob characters in the game and then […]

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Gillmor at Where2.0: Where are the journalists?

• June 2, 2007 • Comments (0)

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 may be covering the conference. No, I’m talking about “database journalists” who use technology to help tell stories better. They should […]

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

• March 23, 2007 • Comments (0)

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 light of revelations that even as she has been producing stories for ABCNews.com, she has also been performing in infomercials for […]

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Smaller closed communities more engaging

• March 22, 2007 • Comments (2)

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 – niche communities. They write: In this new era of “conversational marketing”, the measure for engagement in a community isn’t the […]

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Al Gore brings Current TV to the UK and Ireland

• March 13, 2007 • Comments (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 and Ireland, the channel can add 10 million homes covered to its 40 million in the US. Company chairman Al Gore […]

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Community building at Borders – online book clubs

• March 1, 2007 • Comments (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 popular posts or inviting more people. Like Lindstedt writes, the content of the book club is rather limited. So far it […]

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New report: Citizen media here to stay

• February 6, 2007 • Comments (1)

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 love, funded out of the founders’ own pockets, and staffed by volunteer content contributors. While they’d like more readers and revenues, […]

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

• January 15, 2007 • Comments (1)

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 Culpa’s Hans Kullin makes it perfectly clear that bloggers are not journalists: Swedish bloggers can be bought for a lottery ticket […]

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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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