Why is online news still such a miserable experience? Paid Members Public
Dave Winer asks a good question about the state of online news
How the alt-right media machine stole the "Fake News" tag Paid Members Public
This really is a mark of just how efficient and savvy the media machine around Trump is [https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/its-time-to-retire-the-tainted-term-fake-news/2017/01/06/a5a7516c-d375-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html] : > But though the term [Fake News] hasn’t been around long, its meaning already is lost. Faster than you
Easy question of the week: can online journalism hold politics to account? Paid Members Public
Roy Greenslade [http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2016/feb/17/newsprint-newspapers-even-in-the-digital-age-remain-very-special] : > So, in conclusion, ponder this question: in a world without newsprint, will journalists be able to carry out their central mission to prevent government, big business and the various institutions from doing as they like? Yes. Next
How blogging became today's new journalism Paid Members Public
Ben Smith, Buzzfeed’s editor in chief [http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/this-is-my-blog]: > Indeed, the strongest new news outlets and the most nimble elements of the old ones have also co-opted and professionalized the tools and ethos of bloggers — fast, direct publishing; an informal voice; a commitment to transparency.
Ignorance of tech is not an excuse, journalists Paid Members Public
Some things just bring out my inner sub-editor. Take, for example, this tweet: > Also according to @brightonargus [https://twitter.com/brightonargus] I uploaded a 'snatch' to my 'blogsite'… http://t.co/2b5taNjiY1 LOL— Beth Granter (@bethgranter) January 13, 2014 [https://twitter.com/bethgranter/statuses/422761419944099840]
Online publishing needs to get personal Paid Members Public
Andrew Sullivan nails why traditional publishing brands struggle [http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/10/why-not-do-away-with-print.html] to bring their readers with them online, in a piece about personal migration on reading from print to digital forms: > But it takes guts to actually make the change. An individual can, overnight.
Institutional Knowledge Transfer (journalism edition) Paid Members Public
[https://i0.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2012/10/city-uni-lecture-room.jpg] Actually, as annoyed as I am with BT – 11 days without phone and broadband and counting – that’s far from the only reason I’ve been quiet. I’ve been to Berlin for NEXT Service Design [http:
Who wields influence amongst UK online journalists? Paid Members Public
Well. I’m back from my break in France, and feeling relaxed, refreshed and recharged. There’s much blogging I want to do, but I’ve been flat out with strategy and training and liaison and other exciting work things since I returned. My diary opens up a bit from