2015 Oct 1, 8:34
"A mass shooting has been reported at TK, where TK people are believed to be dead."
Journalism on the shooting beat http://ow.ly/SWwPn
2014 May 29, 4:03
Nieman Journalism Lab - Who’s behind that tweet? Here’s how 7 news orgs manage their Twitter and Facebook accounts
2012 Jul 28, 2:37
Link roundup and summary of Reddit and traditional news coverage of the Aurora shooting.
2012 Apr 26, 9:53
As Hammond explained what he did, the critic became agitated. Times are tough enough in journalism, he said, and now you’re going to replace writers with robots? “I just looked at him,” Hammond
recalls, “and asked him: Have you ever seen a reporter at a Little League game? That’s the most important thing about us. Nobody has lost a single job because of us.” At least not yet.
2011 Jul 10, 5:49
"The ‘analog dollars to digital dimes’ problem doesn’t actually seem to be a problem. It seems to be a feature of reality. Digital revenue per head is not replacing lost print revenue and, barring
some astonishment in the advertising market, it never will."
2011 May 30, 3:13
"We covered the Newstweek, a wall-wart sized box that injects fake news stories over public WiFi connections last February, but now there’s a great walk through and it seems our doubts about this
project were disproved."
2010 Jan 30, 2:26
Similar to the "This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post" (http://faultline.org/index.php/site/item/incendiary/) except this is a typical news report. "...and this is a lighthouse keeper
being beheaded by a lighthouse beam."
2009 Oct 6, 9:43
Articles on various APIs and other experiments from the NY Times. Some interesting things in here...
2009 Sep 14, 4:36
Facebook makes a 'Fax This Photo' button but only lets TechCrunch employee's see it... Also, enjoyed the 'Oh my god this guys arm!' AD reference.
2009 Aug 14, 10:17
Micropayment service for bloggers -- "per article micropatronage". Supports levels of benefits for readers - pay X or more and get the ad-less version of my blog. Link to your fav. article through
payyattention and payyattention will count how much money your reference generated. Some neat features in there. Too bad its not a distributed protocol.
2009 Jul 31, 5:57
"Is it worth the sensationalism and scaremongering? The endlessly inaccurate and dangerous science reporting? The pointless and news-free lifestyle articles? Do newspapers that prioritise stories
based on celebrities and spectacle rather than importance to the world deserve to exist?"
2009 Jul 29, 11:00
"Help to make sense of the Daily Mail’s ongoing effort to classify every inanimate object into those that cause cancer and those that prevent it."
2009 Jul 28, 5:07
Suggests that local news must provide the raw facts and only in particular cases do a 'story' on top of that -- not everything needs to be a story.
2009 Jun 12, 9:02
"Because linking to sources and resources is the key gesture to being a citizen of the Web and not just a product on the Web...If, on the other hand, you want to embrace the traits that make blogs,
Twitter, and so many other online communication tools a vital part of the daily life of your readers, your news site shouldn't feel like an endpoint in the conversation. It should feel like the
2009 Apr 15, 7:38
The Improv Everywhere's "Best Funeral Ever" April fools prank is reported as news and then runs into copyright issues: "The biggest fools of all were the CW 11 news team who reported on the funeral
as if it actually happened... I of course uploaded their story to my personal YouTube channel to show the world their lack of journalism skills. Tonight I got a copyright notice from YouTube
informing me that Tribune ... had filed a copyright claim against the video and that it had been removed."
2009 Apr 1, 9:20
"Consolidating its position at the cutting edge of new media technology, the Guardian today announces that it will become the first newspaper in the world to be published exclusively via Twitter"
2009 Mar 16, 2:35
"Society doesn't need newspapers. What we need is journalism. For a century, the imperatives to strengthen journalism and to strengthen newspapers have been so tightly wound as to be
indistinguishable. That's been a fine accident to have, but when that accident stops, as it is stopping before our eyes, we're going to need lots of other ways to strengthen journalism instead."
2009 Feb 26, 11:52
This is what I'd like in a newspaper: "1: Focus on original content, do not rewrite wire stories or press releases." and "2: Focus on hyper-local coverage, newspapers should "own" their regional beat
because they have the best contacts and the best understanding of local companies and issues."
2008 Nov 22, 5:59
"Five years ago, we named 'Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,' by Gay Talese, the greatest story Esquire ever published. Here, as we close out our 75th anniversary celebration, are the top seven, with several
republished online in their entirety for the first time ever."
2008 Jul 30, 10:45
"Reporters Without Borders therefore offers the following practical advice to foreign journalists to help them cover the human rights situation in China." Install Tor, use PGP and other interesting