Coffee & Headphones

And here’s your link-dump from my reader from Wednesday’s reading:
- The [BBC’s Paul Mason talks about journalism, bloggers](http://blogs.journalism.co.uk/editors/2009/01/05/bbcs-paul-mason-newsrooms-offer-journalists-peer-review-that-pyjama-bloggers-cant-replicate/) and the relationship with managers. Remember to go through the comments, because he clarifies his position at the end.  - The Guardian‘s Kevin Anderson argues that [open web systems and the flexibility they bring to publishing are a boon to journalists](http://strange.corante.com/2009/01/06/ok-open-systems-beat-great-closed-systems-every-time), not a threat. - And here’s a [journalist triggering a great discussion of what his job should look like](http://bydanielvictor.com/2009/01/06/how-i-want-to-redefine-my-role-and-the-readers-role-in-the-newspaper/), bearing these new tools in mind.  - Will the journalists that [publishers lay off in this recession](http://www.paidcontent.co.uk/entry/419-more-laid-off-journos-becoming-entrepreneurs-new-model-for-local-news/) become their new competitors? - [RIP printed Exchange & Mart](http://privatefraser.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/sold-down-river/). That’s the death knell of printed classified you can hear tolling.  - So, is it time for us to reach t[he fifth stage of grief](http://recoveringjournalist.typepad.com/recovering_journalist/2009/01/stage-five-acceptance.html) as we mourn the loss of our old way of working? (That’s acceptance, by the way…)
And now, I go off to go swimming in the snow. Which is actually more fun than social media, but only just… 🙂