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  • How common descriptors fall out of favor

    Columbia Journalism Review
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Once upon a time, as far back as 40 years or so, language pedants would not use "hopefully" to mean anything other than "in a hopeful manner." Many others, though, used it to mean "it is hoped," and wouldn't stop, to much derision from the traditionalists. "Hopefully" had become what Bryan A. Garner calls a "skunked term." As explained in...
  • Inside an entrepreneur’s sausage factory

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    Jeff Jarvis
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    I will be assigning all my entrepreneurial journalism students to listen to every episode of Alex Blumberg’s podcast about starting a podcast company. It is an open, honest, true portrayal of the making of an entrepreneur. Blumberg, you’ll recall, was a producer and voice on This American Life and one of the geniuses — along with NPR economic correspondent Adam Davidson — behind its Giant Pool of Money and then their podcast and blog Planet Money. He decided to pick up and start a new company to produce quality, journalistic podcasts because he wisely saw the…
  • FLASHBACK: When Conservative Media Didn't Care Bush's Bird Flu Czar Had No Medical Experience

    Media Matters for America - Latest Items
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Fox News continues to lead the conservative attack on Ron Klain, whom President Obama appointed as the administration's Ebola coordinator, termed by some a "czar," to help direct the government's response to the rare virus and its arrival in Dallas, Texas.   After days of demanding White House action on the issue (such as appointing a czar), conservatives, led by Republican Party leaders, immediately criticized the choice of Klain. Why? Because he has no medical background and because he's enjoyed a career as Democratic political insider, working as chief of staff for…
  • Daily Must Reads, October 20, 2014

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    Julie Keck
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    1. On the ethics of data-driven journalism (Alex Howard / Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2. Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. FCC Chief says he agrees with Obama on net neutrality, advocates don’t buy it (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 4. How Facebook and Google now dominate media distribution (Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note) 5. How to keep your j-students motivated when the industry is facing a crisis (Tamara Baluja / J-Source) 6. This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 ‘superwatch’ with built-in GPS (Chris Welch…
  • My next adventure: AJ+

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    Digidave
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Before I go into the why, let’s not bury the lede. I am joining AJ+ as an Executive Producer. Specifically, I’ll be focusing on the app, engagement and social. It was not easy leaving Circa where I was the Chief Content Officer. As the first non-technical hire I helped set the editorial tone for where Circa is today. I couldn’t be more proud or excited for its future. I am also thankful to Matt, Ben, Arsenio and the entire Circa editorial team. I learned an enormous amount during my time there. Where does one go after working on a project like Circa? As I’ve said before,…
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • How common descriptors fall out of favor

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Once upon a time, as far back as 40 years or so, language pedants would not use "hopefully" to mean anything other than "in a hopeful manner." Many others, though, used it to mean "it is hoped," and wouldn't stop, to much derision from the traditionalists. "Hopefully" had become what Bryan A. Garner calls a "skunked term." As explained in...
  • We Need to Talk is part of the solution

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    To say that We Need To Talk, CBS Sports Network's new show with a cast of all women, picked a perfect launch date might understate the timing. The show made its debut on September 30, right as the sports world around it had exploded thanks to the NFL's fumbled handling of the domestic violence case involving Baltimore Ravens running back...
  • The ethics of The Guardian's Whisper bombshell

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    The Guardian happened upon a huge story while discussing a journalism partnership with Whisper, whose social media app promises anonymity to users, encouraging them to share their secrets. It turns out Whisper users aren't so anonymous after all. The company tracks its users' locations, even when they've turned off geolocation, according to The Guardian. It stores their messages—even deleted ones—indefinitely,...
  • The Washington Post short-sells a reporter's integrity

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    In a piece late last month, Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein criticized Adam Feuerstein, a reporter at TheStreet, for his negative coverage of a DC-based biotech company called Northwest Biotherapeutics (NWBO). Feuerstein's NWBO pieces "have not only been filled with exaggeration, mischaracterization and half-truths but curiously have also coincided with the spikes in short trading," he wrote, suggesting that Feuerstein...
  • Must-reads of the week

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week: Help, we're in a living hell and don't know how to get out (Esquire) - "Fools are nothing new. There have always...
 
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    BuzzMachine

  • Inside an entrepreneur’s sausage factory

    Jeff Jarvis
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    I will be assigning all my entrepreneurial journalism students to listen to every episode of Alex Blumberg’s podcast about starting a podcast company. It is an open, honest, true portrayal of the making of an entrepreneur. Blumberg, you’ll recall, was a producer and voice on This American Life and one of the geniuses — along with NPR economic correspondent Adam Davidson — behind its Giant Pool of Money and then their podcast and blog Planet Money. He decided to pick up and start a new company to produce quality, journalistic podcasts because he wisely saw the…
  • A most cynical letter from a most cynical company

    Jeff Jarvis
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp., just sent a monumentally cynical letter to the EU attacking Google, matching the letter from a posse of European publishers led by Germany’s Axel Springer and another public letter from that company’s head, Mathia Döpfner. These supposed bastions of conservative thinking are running to the government they all disdain to try to get unfair advantage on Google because — simply put — they have failed in the marketplace on their own. The internet and defeated them. They are crying uncle. On Newsgenius, I annotated Thomson’s…
  • Technoeuropanic

    Jeff Jarvis
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Europe is at it again. Or still. I’m told that a consortium of European publishers will run an ad in European papers this weekend attacking Google and the EU’s antitrust deal with the company. It’s the same old stuff: publishers whining and stomping their feet that it’s just not fair that Google is doing better than they are and government should step in to do something about this, this damned, uh … competitor. In the ad, the publishers’ argument is that Google’s search is not “impartial.” First, who said it has to be? Second, Google does…
  • The problem with “takes” is the business model of mass media

    Jeff Jarvis
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    A very good take on why all news organizations think they “need a take on that” becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, being followed by another take and then another take on the Awl’s take on takes. Shoot us all now. No, shoot the business model and the presumptions of mass media economics. That is what is causing this ridiculous treadmill of making content for content’s sake to get audience for audience’s sake with any original reporting or original thinking being copied and copied again and again until it looks like a the fuzzy, unreadable, 87th Xerox copy of a…
  • What could social journalism do for Ferguson?

    Jeff Jarvis
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    It took too long, but finally the attention of American journalism turned to Ferguson. Is the crush and focus of network cameras and big-paper reporters helping Ferguson or exploiting its struggle? The answer to that is obvious; see, for example, Newtown. The better, more constructive question is: How could journalism help the residents of Ferguson? The rationale behind our new, proposed M.A. in Social Journalism at CUNY — the thinking behind my argument that journalism must see itself as a service — is that journalism should start by listening, not speaking. It should start with…
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    Media Matters for America - Latest Items

  • FLASHBACK: When Conservative Media Didn't Care Bush's Bird Flu Czar Had No Medical Experience

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Fox News continues to lead the conservative attack on Ron Klain, whom President Obama appointed as the administration's Ebola coordinator, termed by some a "czar," to help direct the government's response to the rare virus and its arrival in Dallas, Texas.   After days of demanding White House action on the issue (such as appointing a czar), conservatives, led by Republican Party leaders, immediately criticized the choice of Klain. Why? Because he has no medical background and because he's enjoyed a career as Democratic political insider, working as chief of staff for…
  • In Reversal, Pro-Gun Forbes Columnist Discloses National Rifle Association Ties In Latest Column

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:29 am
    After repeatedly using his regular Forbes column to attack gun safety efforts without mentioning that he also writes for the National Rifle Association, Frank Miniter's latest column discloses his ties to the gun group. In an October 20 column about the relationship between gun laws and law enforcement officers, Miniter added, "Full disclosure: The often politically incorrect truth about guns led me to write the recently published book The Future of the Gun. I'm also a former executive editor of the NRA's magazine American Hunter. I still write for the NRA and for many other publications and…
  • George Will Ohio Campus Appearance Sparks Protests Over Rape Column

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    George Will's planned appearance at Miami University this week is sparking fierce opposition and planned protests on campus, with both students and faculty speaking out against the event as "highly inappropriate" due to Will's repeated comments that trivialize campus rape. Will, who is distributed by the The Washington Post News Service and Syndicate has been under fire from U.S. senators, media, and women's equality groups since the publication of his June 6 column, which argued that efforts to fight sexual…
  • Limbaugh: Democrats' "All Out Assault" On Marriage, Religion, Science, And Education The Cause Of "National Angst"

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    From the October 20 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:Previously: Rush Limbaugh Laments That Businesses "Must Service Anybody Who Walks In The Door" "All-Out Jihad" On The Culture: Limbaugh Reacts To Lesbian Girl Scout Hire Rush: In Vetoing AZ Anti-Gay Bill, Gov. Brewer "Vetoed Religious Freedom"
  • NRA: Guns Can't Intimidate Because They Are "Just Bits Of Plastic And Metal"

    19 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    A new commentary video from the National Rifle Association defends the controversial practice of openly carrying firearms in public, arguing that firearms are not capable of intimidation. In an October 20 video, NRA News commentator Billy Johnson took on open carry critics, stating, "Somehow we have completely dehumanized gun violence, and have instead humanized guns. Guns kill. Guns strike fear. Guns intimidate. Seriously? They're just bits of plastic and metal." Johnson also apparently defended the controversial practice of open carrying firearms in Michigan public schools. Johnson centered…
 
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    Mediashift

  • Daily Must Reads, October 20, 2014

    Julie Keck
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    1. On the ethics of data-driven journalism (Alex Howard / Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2. Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle (Janko Roettgers / GigaOm) 3. FCC Chief says he agrees with Obama on net neutrality, advocates don’t buy it (Brendan Sasso / National Journal) 4. How Facebook and Google now dominate media distribution (Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note) 5. How to keep your j-students motivated when the industry is facing a crisis (Tamara Baluja / J-Source) 6. This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 ‘superwatch’ with built-in GPS (Chris Welch…
  • Love It or Hate It, Common Core Should Include Journalism Education

    Erica Salkin
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Click the image to see all the stories in our series Common Core. There are few phrases quite as controversial in K-12 education today as the name of this nationwide initiative. Launched in 2009, Common Core is a set of national standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy intended to enhance college and career preparedness as well as bring all states in line with international benchmarks. While states still determine the content appropriate for every grade level, Common Core sets skill standards for each grade to help students develop broad critical thinking abilities that…
  • #EdShift Chat: Green Shoots in Journalism Education

    Meagan Doll
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    On Friday, October 24, our #EdShift chat will focus on green shoots in journalism education. Join us at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/12 p.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time as we discuss teaching innovations that others can model and remix into their own curricula. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education Curator Katy Culver, with special guest Eric Newton from the Knight Foundation. A Storify of the chat will be added to this page after the chat. The chat comes in advance of an Oct. 30 event at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of…
  • Special Series: Common Core and Journalism Education

    Kathleen Bartzen Culver
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    When I first asked an educator friend to explain the Common Core standards to me, she said, “It boils down to agreements on what kids should learn and when.” Sounded simple to me. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-based set of educational standards covering what children should learn in math and English language arts at specific points in K-12 education and tests that match the standards. The Common Core initiative tells parents that this effort focuses on critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for entering college or the workforce and sets the…
  • Upcoming Events in Digital Media: Oct. 17 Edition

    Sonia Paul
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote your event in the “featured event” spot of our weekly post, use the Contact Form to let us know. Also, be sure to sign up for our Events email newsletter to get notifications about future MediaShift events. Collab/Space DC Nov. 6, 2014 Washington, D.C. The event is an…
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  • My next adventure: AJ+

    Digidave
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Before I go into the why, let’s not bury the lede. I am joining AJ+ as an Executive Producer. Specifically, I’ll be focusing on the app, engagement and social. It was not easy leaving Circa where I was the Chief Content Officer. As the first non-technical hire I helped set the editorial tone for where Circa is today. I couldn’t be more proud or excited for its future. I am also thankful to Matt, Ben, Arsenio and the entire Circa editorial team. I learned an enormous amount during my time there. Where does one go after working on a project like Circa? As I’ve said before,…
  • Enough with the manifestos about the future of news, let your product do the talking

    Digidave
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Nikki Usher had a great Columbia Journalism Review article “Startup site manifestos are press criticism” where she notes that startup news orgs like PandoDaily, Vox, FiveThirtyEight and more have gotten into the habit of writing manifestos (much like the New York Times did when it launched in 1851). These manifestos are essentially their critique of the press in action. The implication is that traditional journalism simply doesn’t offer readers this kind of news in the existing environment—that it’s not doing enough to give us what we need to know, and these sites are going to offer…
  • 2015 SXSW Accelerator: Entry Deadline Nov. 7

    Digidave
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Once again I am humbled to be a SXSW Accelerator advisor. What is that? It’s the chance to showcase your startup  in front of industry leaders. From the organizers: “SXSW Accelerator returns for its seventh edition to showcase some of the web’s most exciting innovations – could your company be one?  This event provides an outlet for companies to present their new online entertainment or gaming products, social media / networking technologies, or mobile, news, music, or health technology to a panel of industry experts, early adopters, and representatives from the angel /…
  • Nothing is in a name when we attack industry tribes

    Digidave
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    There’s no need to defend “entrepreneurial journalism” because it doesn’t exist Is anyone else tired of pointless journalist on journalist attacks? They persist because of the labels/divisions we create amongst ourselves. Most of these labels are meaningless outside of our industry. It’s tribalism at its worst. In the end — we are on the same team. How different types of journalists see each other (From my most popular blog post ever) I did an eye-roll when I came across Corey Pein’s piece in the Baffler: “Amway Journalism.” The tl;dr version: He doesn’t like…
  • The San Francisco Public Press – the news nonprofit that could

    Digidave
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:37 pm
    I’m on the board of the San Francisco Public Press. I’ve been associated with them since the beginning and helped raise a ton of money for them while I was running Spot.Us. They currently have a Kickstarter up. They are past their original goal, but they have an opportunity to make more. If they get to 500 donors (even if the donor just gives $1) the Knight Foundation will contribute 5k over their Kickstarter goal. If they get to 750: they’ll throw in $7,500 and if they get to 1,000 contributors, even if they just give $1- the Knight Foundation will give them $10,000 over…
 
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  • Social media drives traffic, but the prize is direct users

    Jack Lail
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Facebook is an important source of website referrals for many news outlets, but the users who arrive via Facebook spend far less time and consume far fewer pages than those who arrive directly. The same is true of users arriving by search. Our analysis of comScore data found visitors who go to a news media website directly spend roughly three times as long as those who wind up there through search or Facebook, and they view roughly five times as many pages per month. This higher level of engagement from direct visitors is evident whether a site's traffic is driven by search or social sharing…
  • Evolving is a painful process

    Jack Lail
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    For many, working at a newspaper doesn't seem all that fun anymore. Chas Sisk had had enough. The Tennessean had just fired Sisk and the entire staff of the paper the day before and asked them to reapply for their jobs. The reorganization was announced in the paper by executive editor Stefanie Murray as a "bold step forward in our evolution." The Nashville Scene
  • The old and the new

    Jack Lail
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The old knoxnews (a design in use for just over seven years) and the new design, launched July 22, 2014. The old site was on the "Ellington" platform; the new one uses "Endplay." What's up with the German ads? We use a screenshot service whose ip addresses are in Germany. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
  • Good reads on the large life of John Seigenthaler

    Jack Lail
    12 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    (Journalists John Quinn and John Seigenthaler chatting at the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2010.) Some good pieces on the large life of John Seigenthaler New York Times: John Seigenthaler, Editor and Aide to Politicians, Dies at 86 Ken Paulson (in USA Today): Seigenthaler a champion of First Amendment The Tennessean: John Seigenthaler, longtime Tennessean editor, dies at 86 NPR: Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86 Poynter: John Seigenthaler was a leader of free speech, civil rights and journalism Nashville Scene: Remembering the late John…
  • Reaction to the death of John Seigenthaler

    Jack Lail
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    [View the story "Reaction to John Seigenthaler's death" on Storify]
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  • ‘News TV covered Modi US trip like govt media’

    churumuri
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    Like town criers in the old days, who arrived before the Maharaja and extolled his virtues, Indian news television reporters were in the United States even before prime minister Narendra Modi had set foot in God’s Own Country. And, over nearly a week, provided breathless coverage that left little to the imagination. Superman (or was it Spiderman) was interviewed at Times Square; Modi’s “rockstar” thanks-giving address to his NRI followers was shown ad nauseam; and all manner of policy wonks were rolled out to complete the circus. Business Standard has an editorial:…
  • ‘Being a South Indian, his Hindi was immaculate’

    churumuri
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    sans serif records the demise of J.V. Raman, the Delhi University economics professor who read the news in Hindi, on Doordarshan, back in the days when the state-owned channel was the only TV news vehicle. Mr Raman taught at the capital’s Rajdhani College, whose website proudly records that he was among the college teachers associated with the media. A blog post on Doordarshan’s newsreaders recorded Mr Raman thus: “Let’s now come to some male Hindi newsreaders. And the most iconic of them would be J V Raman. Being a South Indian, his Hindi was immaculate. Thick…
  • Why NaMo shouldn’t take media on foreign trips

    churumuri
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the media on the way back home from the United States in October 2013. There were 34 journalists on that junket. As Indian journalists come to terms with a Narendra Modi dispensation that doesn’t want to court them or take them on foreign junkets, K.P. Nayar, the former Washington correspondent of The Telegraph, Calcutta, writes that the US administration is no better. Each correspondent who accompanied US president Barack Obama on his trip to India had to shell out $8,400 (approximately Rs 500,000) in air fare, plus an additional $2,500 (Rs…
  • India’s first woman journalist Vidya Munshi, RIP

    churumuri
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    sans serif records the demise of Vidya Munshi, arguably India’s first woman journalist, in Calcutta on Monday, 7 July 2014.  She was 94 years old. Born in Bombay, she worked in several newspapers and magazines, including a ten-year stint with Russy Karanjia‘s Blitz. A 2006 profile of Ms Munshi in The Telegraph, Calcutta, noted: “At that time (1952-62), she was the Calcutta correspondent of Blitz, a Bombay weekly critical of government policies and excelling in investigative journalism. “One of her ‘scoops’ was on two Canadian pilots who were to fly from Hong Kong…
  • In ‘The Last Mag’, Nishant Patel is Fareed Zakaria

    churumuri
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    DILIP CHAWARE writes from New Jersey: The Last Magazine is Michael Hastings’s novel which has been published a year after his death. This controversial young journalist, who worked for Newsweek as a war correspondent, died last year in a car accident in Los Angeles when he was just 33. Very few were aware about this book, which was resurrected from his laptop. The novel, though, is a portrayal of real life within a major news organisation, the nexus between the government and the media and broadly discusses the relevance and future of the print medium. Hastings is back in the news owing to…
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  • Social media drives traffic, but the prize is direct users

    Jack Lail
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Facebook is an important source of website referrals for many news outlets, but the users who arrive via Facebook spend far less time and consume far fewer pages than those who arrive directly. The same is true of users arriving by search. Our analysis of comScore data found visitors who go to a news media website directly spend roughly three times as long as those who wind up there through search or Facebook, and they view roughly five times as many pages per month. This higher level of engagement from direct visitors is evident whether a site's traffic is driven by search or social sharing…
  • Evolving is a painful process

    Jack Lail
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    For many, working at a newspaper doesn't seem all that fun anymore. Chas Sisk had had enough. The Tennessean had just fired Sisk and the entire staff of the paper the day before and asked them to reapply for their jobs. The reorganization was announced in the paper by executive editor Stefanie Murray as a "bold step forward in our evolution." The Nashville Scene
  • The old and the new

    Jack Lail
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    The old knoxnews (a design in use for just over seven years) and the new design, launched July 22, 2014. The old site was on the "Ellington" platform; the new one uses "Endplay." What's up with the German ads? We use a screenshot service whose ip addresses are in Germany. (Click on the image for a larger view.)
  • Good reads on the large life of John Seigenthaler

    Jack Lail
    12 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    (Journalists John Quinn and John Seigenthaler chatting at the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2010.) Some good pieces on the large life of John Seigenthaler New York Times: John Seigenthaler, Editor and Aide to Politicians, Dies at 86 Ken Paulson (in USA Today): Seigenthaler a champion of First Amendment The Tennessean: John Seigenthaler, longtime Tennessean editor, dies at 86 NPR: Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86 Poynter: John Seigenthaler was a leader of free speech, civil rights and journalism Nashville Scene: Remembering the late John…
  • Reaction to the death of John Seigenthaler

    Jack Lail
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    [View the story "Reaction to John Seigenthaler's death" on Storify]
 
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  • Beyond parody: National Union of Students won't condemn the Islamic State

    Willard Foxton
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    So, the other day, a Kurdish student attempted to get the National Union of Students to pass a motion condemning the "Islamic State". It's a pretty uncontroversial motion; after all, what Isil are doing on a day to day basis – the murders, the rapes, the imposition of slavery – is absolutely monstrous. Yet, the [...]
  • Five ways in which robots have already taken over the world without you noticing

    Willard Foxton
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    If you’re over a certain age, you’ll remember the sort of future we were promised by the Jetsons, Dan Dare and Buck Rogers – flying cars, robot maids, everyday space travel. For a long time, it’s seemed that vision of the future was a total mirage; we thought we’d have robot butlers and got 140-character [...]
  • If the Met wants to deal with cyber crime then it can't simply chase headlines

    Willard Foxton
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Today, the Metropolitan Police officially launched a cyber crime task force under the preposterously macho name of “Operation Falcon”. The Met’s original cyber crime squad – with the much less catchy name the "Police Central e-crime Unit" – has been gobbled up by the new National Crime Agency. The launch of Falcon has been much [...]
  • Are you signing your life away?

    Willard Foxton
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    When did anyone last bother reading a company's terms and conditions? The web security company F-Secure decided to find out by offering free WiFi in central London with one catch – the so-called “Herod clause”. Buried deep in legal jargon, the terms of service said that if you wanted to get a decent internet connection [...]
  • Joy Twitter row: Offensive and ignorant bigotry does not count as ‘irreverence’

    Chris Owen
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:17 am
    On Saturday night, the social media team looking after online retailer Joy's Twitter account saw fit to respond to a legitimate complaint from a customer about what she thought an offensive card for those suffering from bipolar, by replying: “then if you know someone with bipolar disorder, don’t buy it for them. PROBLEM SOLVED”. The [...]
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  • 8 Projects Receive Funding to Spur Innovation in News Non-Profits

    Desiree Everts
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    How do non-profit newsrooms become sustainable in the digital age? That’s the tricky question the INNovation Fund seeks to address by funding ideas that spur experimentation and innovation in non-profit newsrooms. The Investigative News Network has announced eight winners of the second round of its INNovation Fund, a partnership between the Knight Foundation and INN. The eight projects, which range from a film festival to a mobile app, have been awarded a total of $226,020. Each project will receive $35,000 or less. The winners include 100Reporters, Carolina Public Press, Citizens…
  • Knight Prototype Fund Winners: Storytelling, Data, Secure Internet and More

    Desiree Everts
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    The Knight Foundation today announced the latest winners of its Knight Prototype Fund. Eighteen projects will receive $35,000 to help them bring their concepts closer to fruition. The fund, launched in 2012, also gives winners a support network and the opportunity to receive human-centered design training in an effort bring early stage media ideas to a formal launch. Several of this round’s winners include tools to help journalists enhance storytelling, including Creative Commons, which is developing a mobile app that lets users share photos through a public repository on the Internet…
  • Lessons Learned in Building Image-Comparison Tool JuxtaposeJS

    Alex Duner
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. Just in time for last month’s Online News Association Conference, Knight Lab announced the launch of JuxtaposeJS, a lightweight, easy-to-use, image comparison tool. Any product launch is exciting, and I’m excited to see how journalists use JuxtaposeJS to tell stories. But from a personal perspective JuxtaposeJS is more than just a tool — it’s the first tool I’ve ever built from start to finish. It was also my first major Javascript project, and I learned a few things during its development. I’m…
  • Can Journalism Be Built for Inclusive Community Participation?

    Josh Stearns
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    This post originally appeared on the Local News Lab. Recently, Laurenellen McCann gave a terrific talk about community, technology and how we can and should build for “inclusive community participation.” As I watched the video, she kept talking about “civic tech” and “civic hacking,” but I kept hearing “journalism” and “reporting.” The failures she is describing and the challenges she sets forth are as relevant for journalists and newsrooms as they are for technologists working in the public interest. I have written before about the…
  • How Do You Build a Prototype? Stick With Just One Thing

    John Clark
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    As our student startup teams embark on building a first prototype of a product idea, a common issue emerges: prioritizing what should go into the prototype. Something must go. Actually, almost everything should go. So in the Lab, we ask students to answer this question: What’s the one thing you need to know right now? I feel like Curly from the movie “City Slickers” as he tries to explain the secret of life. Holding up one finger, Curly tells Mitch, “One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean $!%&.” We help students identify the one…
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    New Assignment Health Magazine

  • 5 Benefits Of Vitamin C For Skin

    Admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Some of the best selling skin care products contain Vitamin C. This vitamin is best known for protecting the skin from sun rays and revitalizing it. There are other manifold advantages of the vitamin for your skin. The top 5 benefits of it are discussed below. Sun Protection One of the foremost benefits of Vitamin C for your skin is that it protects the skin from sun damage, smoke and air pollution. The Vitamin contains potent antioxidant that protects your skin from sunlight exposure. Also, this substance limits sun burns which are caused as a result of exposure to UV radiation. People who…
  • A Beginners Guide to Getting a Nose Job

    Admin
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:52 am
    A nose job is a very popular cosmetic surgery that is acquired by a person in order to fix any deformity in the nose. Things like crooked nose, long, small, big or any other deformity can easily be fixed with modern rhinoplasty surgery. But before you go through the process of getting a nose job, there are several things you should know. Your doctor will usually discuss these things with you but it is always a good idea to go prepared so you can ask your doctor all the questions that come to mind. First of all it is important to know what a nose job can fix for you. Following is a list of…
  • The Beginners Guide To Electronic Cigarettes

    Admin
    28 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Electronic cigarettes are pen shaped electronic devices that are growing in popularity. The electronic cigarette was developed by a Chinese pharmacist who launched this product in China initially. They got very famous in China and hence were introduced in major parts of the world. The Law and smoking It is not a hidden truth that governments generate billions of dollars in taxes from the sale of cigarettes. As traditional cigarettes are regulated by the government, the tax on tobacco is applicable on them. The downside however is that smoking causes thousands of death each year. Nowadays,…
  • How Microdermabrasion Cleansers Work

    Admin
    28 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    MicroDermabrasion is a relatively new skin care technique that has reach the hands of common people straight from Hollywood. It can be called an instant facelift technique that is an excellent alternative to painful and costly procedures such as Botox injections, plastic surgery and other chemical face peels. Since the arrival of this new and unique technique, more and more people are using the technique over traditional methods such as plastic surgery. More About MicroDermabrasion MicroDermabrasion, in simple words is a term given to applying small rough grains on the skin that buffs the…
  • Why Vaping Is Frowned Upon in the Work Place

    Admin
    25 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    My last update talked about what exactly is an electronic cigarette? Now that you know, I’m going to delve into a subject many people are dealing with in Corporate America – E-Cigs at work. Ecigs were initially popularized as being safe to smoke inside the office so that corporate workers didn’t have to leave meeting rooms and workplaces in order to go out and smoke. Recently however some laws are stopping this from happening and soon the example shall be set for restaurants as well. There are a few reasons why the indoor vaping trend could not last and the chief reason is that…
 
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    Reflections of a Newsosaur

  • Mobile news consumption hits the tipping point

    Newsosaur
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The proportion of mobile visits at digital newspaper sites has doubled in the last two years to the point that half the visitors at some publications today are arriving via smartphone or tablet.  The rapid uptake in mobile news consumption represents a tipping point that could be as disruptive a paradigm shift for newspapers as the move from print to pixels. Here’s why the shift has historical
  • Why do Sunday newspapers cost so much?

    Newsosaur
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    As I picked up the Sunday New York Times at a Starbucks in a leafy neighborhood in Chicago, the twenty-something woman behind the counter started to ring up $2.99, the going rate for the Sunday Chicago Tribune.“Actually,” I said, “it’s $6.”“It is?” she said incredulously.“Yeah,” said the youthful male colleague beside her. “Why would anyone spend that kind of money for a newspaper?” “Well, the
  • Get ready for mobile payments

    Newsosaur
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Although wide-screen iPhones and curvy iWatches have gained the most attention as the buzz builds around Apple’s product announcement on Tuesday, the biggest game changer of all may be the company’s effort to launch a mobile payments system.  Assuming the chatter is correct, Apple will seek to supplant credit cards with a wireless payment system embedded in its next-gen gizmos, thus
  • How digital retailing could roil local media

    Newsosaur
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Thanks to the growing ubiquity of mobile devices, a digital revolution is about to transform bricks-and-mortar retailing – a fast-breaking phenomenon that potentially poses the biggest challenge yet to the economics of local media companies.  More than four out of five smartphone and tablet owners use their devices for shopping, according to a report issued earlier this year by the Nielsen
  • Are newspapers doomed? It depends.

    Newsosaur
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Now that every major media company has dumped or soon will jettison its print division, the question I hear every day is: Are newspapers doomed? The answer is neither simple nor universal. But the dramatic and traumatic contraction of the newspaper industry in the last decade suggests that the business models, publishing platforms and journalistic conventions that seemed so stable and certain a
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    20 headlines from the reading list

  • Narratively Started Out As an Idea in Noah Rosenberg’s Notebook

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    For  Noah Rosenberg, the birth of long-form site Narratively came at the convergence of middle-of-the-night moments of inspired thought and a desire to explore the story left out of space-restricted newspaper pieces. In just a little over two years, the award-winning site has amassed an army of talented contributors, who in turn have garnered attention from the likes of book publishers and movie producers. Rosenberg, as the site’s co-founder and chief executive officer, sits at the helm as the company is poised for an expansion. Rosenberg spoke with Mediabistro to discuss…
  • #Student.You - Cinema Journalism psycholgical film in University

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
  • BBC Launches WhatsApp ‘Ebola Lifeline’ Service in West Africa

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    The BBC has launched a WhatsApp service in West Africa to spread information, news alerts, and provide what they’re calling a “lifeline” to people in the affected areas. It will be available in both English and French; you can access it at  +44 7702 348651. WhatsApp is the most popular messaging service in Africa and while it’s the first time the BBC has used it to spread information on health news, it has used WhatsApp and other messaging services like BBM and WeChat in the past for breaking news alerts. In a statement, Director of the World Service Group Peter…
  • Jo Stool

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Lovely wooden chair with j-shaped legs.
  • New Brookings Essay Examines ‘The Bad News About the News’

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    There’s always more and more bad news about the news, which is the theme of a new Brookings Institute essay by Robert Kaiser. “The Bad News About the News” is available here, but brace yourself. It’s a long, well researched look at the decline of newspapers. The juiciest bits come from a memo Kaiser wrote to his bosses in 1992, which you can read here. Some highlights: Design the electronic classifieds now. Figure out how to capture and organize the digital computer information that we already create for each day’s classifieds into a user-friendly data bank. Explore…
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    Poynter. » MediaWire

  • Gannett gives employees an extra paid day off

    Andrew Beaujon
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Most Gannett employees will get Dec. 26 off, President and CEO Gracia Martore tells employees in a memo. Anyone who has to work that day — “because as we all know, the news never sleeps,” she writes — can plan another day off before the year ends. Martore also gives some details about what divisions will stay with each company as Gannett plans to split its publishing and broadcast businesses. Gannett Digital will stay with the publishing company, as will IT and its national sales division. Likewise, HR will be part of the broadcast company and will provide shared…
  • Gannett earnings strong, but publishing revenues continue a steep slide

    Rick Edmonds
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    FILE – This July 14, 2010 file photo shows the Gannett headquarters in McLean, Va. Gannett Co. reported Overall company revenue growth of 15 percent. The media company said, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Embedded in otherwise excellent third quarter financial results reported today by Gannett are some sobering numbers on the continuing decline of revenues for its newspaper division. U.S publishing ad revenues year-to-date are down 6.3 percent. At Gannett, that difference is more than made up by booming broadcast operations and freestanding digital ventures…
  • Sun-Times, attacked by both sides in governor’s race, defends coverage

    Andrew Beaujon
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    Chicago Sun-Times | Crain’s Chicago Business Bruce Rauner, a candidate for governor in Illinois, tried to squelch a critical Sun-Times story, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Jim Kirk writes. The Sun-Times also endorsed Rauner, who used to be an investor in the Sun-Times’ ownership group. That move brought criticism from Rauner’s opponent, Gov. Pat Quinn. “Those former ties mean nothing when it comes to the Sun-Times’ ability and determination to report on him and his campaign fairly and accurately,” Kirk writes, saying the paper “has been fearless in its…
  • USF cancels on African journalists due to Ebola scare

    Benjamin Mullin
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Administrators at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg have decided to cancel a visit from Edward R. Murrow journalists from African countries, citing concerns over the ongoing Ebola outbreak, according to a letter from regional academic affairs vice-chancellor Han Reichgelt. dc.embed.loadNote('//www.documentcloud.org/documents/1337985-reichgelt-letter-murrow-program/annotations/182950.js'); The 5-day visit, which was scheduled to begin Oct. 31, was part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, which brings “emerging leaders” in journalism from around the…
  • Politician won’t talk to ‘muckraking’ outlets

    Andrew Beaujon
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    KPBS Carl DeMaio is running for Congress and “prefers direct communication with the public either in person or over email, and makes media outlets that are ‘just muckraking and not interested in the truth’ low priorities,” Claire Trageser reports for KPBS. DeMaio’s camp was unhappy with a Los Angeles Times profile last May and has refused a subsequent interview request, the paper’s San Diego bureau chief, Tony Perry, tells Trageser. He “refused at least five interview requests from KPBS,” she writes. U-T San Diego reporter Mark Walker…
 
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  • 11 Fun Flag Facts You Didn’t Know

    Blanda
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    One of my favorite parts of Philadelphia is the Ben Franklin Parkway (known to you tourists as the street Rocky runs up approaching the Art Museum steps). There, over 90 national flags hang and when I lived in Philadelphia it was always fun to guess which one was which. Since then, I’ve taken up an odd obsession with flags. I love guessing which flag belongs to what country or state. I love the stories behind the designs. I love how each country incorporates its flag into its culture. So, in honor of under-appreciated flags everywhere, I present to you 11 flag facts that I’ve…
  • The Rise of Content-First Startup

    Blanda
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Most content websites have the same problem: They’ve assembled an audience. Paying for it? Well, that’s another story. Startups have the reverse problem: they have a product they need to sell immediately, but no audience. As a result we’ve seen startups having robust blogs or newsletter arms that drive that is then given something to buy. I wrote about this collision of journalism and everything else in 2011, and at the time, it was unclear whether this plan would, you know, work. But I think we’re past the stage of “if” a content-first startup isa viable…
  • What I Learned Launching a Print Magazine

    Blanda
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    As news sites continue to grapple for revenue opportunities, a few have returned the familiar ground of print (like Pando, Model View Culture, Grantland, Contently, The Great Discontent, and others). There’s a rising trend of sites that are using online content to build an audience that they turn into a subscriber list which they then charge to send a curated printed product. At 99U we’ve spent the majority of 2014 experimenting with this dynamic. The result is the 99U Quarterly, which is (at least at first) only available to people who have attended the 99U Conference. We…
  • Pretty Much Everything I Know About the News Business

    Blanda
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    This was first published on Medium here. Last month, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen posted what, in his view, was the future of the news business. Reactions were varied, but everyone had one. I joked that my entire Twitter stream was people replying to Andreessen as he has very publicly thrown himself into the future of news conversation. We need new voices in this discussion like Andreessen, but his post was too… nice. I’d bet he left his more candid insights out. After the post, I found myself wishing someone would share more actionable observations from the industry. So,…
  • AxisPhilly, The William Penn Foundation, and “Old Philadelphia”

    Blanda
    12 Aug 2013 | 5:01 pm
    On July 11, Philadelphia’s AxisPhilly, a public affairs news site bankrolled by the William Penn Foundation parted ways with its CEO Neil Budde, a move which will likely lead to the site being shuttered or significantly downsized. I no longer live in Philadelphia and am no longer involved in the day-to-day operations of its media community via Technically Philly, but the news of Budde’s departure left me a mix of angry, upset, and frustrated. Why? The Inquirer/Daily News/Philly.com ownership group has changed hands several times while executing a series of perplexing business…
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    Media Disruptus

  • Brainstorm! What are future ways to fund news organizations?

    Steve Outing
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    As much as journalists may hate to hear this, news is not something that lots of people are willing to pay for — especially in this go-go digital era when information overload is an epidemic with no end in sight. Advertising, meanwhile, continues to decline as a revenue source for news organizations, which are requiring...
  • HBO has losing game with ‘Thrones’

    Steve Outing
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    The headline above may give the wrong impression. Actually, I love and am seriously addicted to HBO’s Game of Thrones fantasy-drama series. That title refers to the cruel (and unfortunately still usual) way that HBO limits access to the hit TV show. But first, the show. I ignored the hubbub for the first four seasons...
  • A dilemma: Where to host a social-media discussion group

    Steve Outing
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    This week I launched an online community called Writing About the Future, on Facebook Groups. Not everyone who was interested in joining the group was happy that I chose to host it on Facebook. They can be grouped into two simple categories: Yes, Facebook isn’t the ideal home for an online community like Writing About...
  • Writing About the Future: A new community you should join!

    Steve Outing
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Do you write about the future(s)? Then I hope that you’ll join this new Facebook group/community, “Writing About the Future,” which I just launched. It’s for: Journalists Writers Authors Scriptwriters Filmmakers Educators Students Artists And anyone who wants to learn, share, and/or teach how to write about and anticipate likely futures better
  • Future scenarios at work as a tool for climate advocacy

    Steve Outing
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    “The weather today in 2050 … well, it sucks.” In the world of Foresight (a.k.a., Future Studies or Futurism), “scenarios” are a popular tool for anticipating possible futures. (Note the plural.) Scenarios also can be used in a more restricted way as an effective advocacy tool. A great example of this is happening currently, with...
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    Teaching Online Journalism

  • First-person narratives in journalism

    Mindy McAdams
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    After I read this story, I had to give some thought to the idea that “we lose something important in the rush toward first-person takes” (Eve Fairbanks). First, the story linked above is “To Siri, With Love: How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.’s With Apple’s Siri,” published in The New York Times on Oct. 17. I saw links to the story everywhere. I didn’t feel like reading it until I saw a discussion about it earlier today:  Everyone cheering on Siri in this touching story should note the boy goes to a $30K a year, no financial aid school.
  • Online News Association conference 2014

    Mindy McAdams
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Links to a small number of really useful resources from #ONA14.
  • Twitter milestone: 9,000 followers

    Mindy McAdams
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Sometime recently, this happened: This is not a lot (especially not when you look at others like Jay Rosen, who has the coveted blue check mark), but it’s nice. The last time the odometer rolled over was in June 2013 (8,000 followers). Recently I switched from HootSuite to TweetDeck. Liking it a lot. 5,000 milestone: 2011 3,000 milestone: 2010 1,000 milestone: 2009 Joined Twitter: March 2007
  • The coming death of print newspapers

    Mindy McAdams
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Say you’re a journalist now working for a newspaper. You know your job is anything but secure. I asked several reporters, editors, and scholars what journalists should do to get ready for the next wave of firings. There were three strong consensus answers: first, get good at understanding and presenting data. Second, understand how social media can work as a newsroom tool. Third, get whatever newsroom experience you can working in teams, and in launching new things. That’s from Clay Shirky, writing in Last Call: The end of the printed newspaper. He goes on to explain those three…
  • Setting up a private WordPress.com blog for group editing

    Mindy McAdams
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    When you have a free WordPress.com blog, you can make it private, limiting it to only people you select. You can also allow multiple authors, editors, or a mix of roles on a free WordPress.com blog, whether it is private or public. Here’s what I learned by setting up a private blog that gave editing privileges to several users:  It was easy to make it private: Dashboard > Settings > Reading — find and tick “I would like my site to be private, visible only to users I choose.” It was easy to add new users and assign “roles” to them: Dashboard >…
 
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    Evolving Newsroom

  • Hats off: a whole week with only one tab open at a time

    Julie Starr
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Love it. Some people at Fast Company had a go at using only one browser tab at a time – for a whole week. The premise behind this challenge is that multitasking rarely works–yes, we can walk and talk at the same time, but when we’re quickly shifting between email, filling out spreadsheets, and checking our Twitter, all we’re actually doing is juggling tasks, and this just kills our focus and makes work take longer. The outcome? Sometimes it makes more sense to focus on one task (and however many tabs you need open to do that one task) rather than rigidly sticking to the one-tab…
  • Bookmarks for October 8, 2014

    Julie Starr
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Best Cheat Sheets for Designers – Prismatic If any of you have tried to learn a programming language or a coding language, then you understand how tough it is. It’s like learning another speaking language. Certain things mean one thing and other… FarmBot Will 3D Print Your Crops and Email You When It Harvests Them | Motherboard Printing is the new sowing. Volcanic cones regain Maori names | NZ Herald News Many of Auckland’s volcanic cones, including those at the Domain and Mt Smart, have gained official Maori names under a Treaty of Waitangi settlement. Online health…
  • NZ statistics due for release in October 2014

    Julie Starr
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    You can expect to see the following statistics released by StatsNZ in the month of October 2014. You can find this table on the Release Calendar.   1 Oct 14 Recorded Crime Statistics: Fiscal year 2013/14 (year ended June) – tables 2 Oct 14 Ka mārō te aho tapu, ka tau te korowai: Te reo Māori findings from Te Kupenga 2013 – report 2 Oct 14 Ka mārō te aho tapu, ka tau te korowai: Ko ngā kitenga reo Māori mai i Te Kupenga 2013 – report 3 Oct 14 New Zealand Income Survey: June 2014 quarter 3 Oct 14 Integrating New Zealand Census Mortality Study and New Zealand Longitudinal…
  • Kudos to nzherald for embedding source documents in stories

    Julie Starr
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    I’ve been pleasantly surprised to notice nzherald.co.nz increasingly embedding source documents within stories. Perhaps this good practice has just finally made it into everyday workflows or perhaps the impetus is coming from the Herald’s newish data editor Harkanwal Singh, who is a highly motivated champion of data journalism and digital users. Either way, well done and thank you. There was an example this morning in the Bennett rolls out ‘investment approach’ story, which references an issues paper put out by the Productivity Commission asking for public input on how…
  • How to add macrons to Māori words

    Julie Starr
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:24 pm
    UPDATED Macrons are the little lines on top of a vowel that indicate it should be pronounced LONG rather than short.  If you’re not sure where to use macrons when typing Māori, try the Māori Dictionary (there’s also an app). Below are a few ways of adding macrons to Māori words on your keyboard. Newer Macs Windows 7 or later Older PCs Older Macs 1. Newer Macs Hold down the letter on your keyboard and a little menu will appear with all possible accents/macron. It looks like this: Type in the number of (or click on) the accent/macron you want. If you would prefer to use…
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    LOCAL ONLINER

  • Gannett’s Key Ring: Integrating Circulars With Loyalty Programs

    Peter
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Gannett’s acquisition of Key Ring two years ago was something of a head shaker. Was the media giant diving into online loyalty marketing, an area mostly dominated by financial institution-related companies? Two years later, more light has been shed on the Key Ring acquisition. Key Ring is a mobile app that lets consumers electronically enter their loyalty card in in one digital location. In this regard, it is like Constant Contact’s CoinStar. What we’ve learned is that Gannett is using the App to drive targeted traffic to its big box and retail circular advertisers from ShopLocal, the…
  • It’s Out: The Lineup for Leading in Local: ILM 2014 (Dec. 3-5, SFO)

    Peter
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    The initial lineup for Leading in Local: Interactive Local Media 2014 is now officially released. This year’s ILM – our flagship event — takes place Dec. 3-5 at the SFO Hyatt, close to San Francisco and just up the road from most of the Silicon Valley leaders and startups. We expect 45+ hand-picked speakers, and more than 500 senior level attendees for the show, which remains local’s premier networking (and dealmaking) event. Of special interest: The Local Tech Expo on Day 1, where we’ll feature some of the great technology innovations rocking our local world: everything,…
  • All Roads Lead to Groceries: Groupon Adds ‘Snap’ Loyalty Program

    Peter
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    When it comes to local commerce and loyalty programs, all roads lead to groceries. That’s the feeling of key companies in the space, including WalMart, Amazon, Google and eBay. Groupon this week announced Snap, a grocery coupon and loyalty program that gets it into groceries in a more meaningful way than prior efforts to go in via daily deals – where the discounts were not sustainable in an industry that is more dependent on “cents off” than “55 percent” off. As reported in Chicago Business, Snap replaces Freebies, a coupon program launched in 2013 that has…
  • Ex Reach Local CEO Revisits Home Improvement; Groupon is Lead Investor

    Peter
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    ReachLocal cofounder Zorik Gordon left the company last year after veering sharply to the left with ClubLocal, a consumer-facing brand that would collect home improvement pricing and reviews, and assign jobs to home improvement pros. Now, Gordon and several ClubLocal alumnis are back with Serviz, a similar service that has launched in southern California after running a beta since February. Groupon is Serviz’s largest investor, with an undisclosed ownership share. ReachLocal, where much of the intellectual work was developed, still controls 19.8 percent of the company. Groupon could…
  • YPG’s Julien Billot at BIA/Kelsey New Orleans: Digital is Key to Revival

    Peter
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    In true disruptive technology style, YPG is separating digital sales from print sales to allow the company to grow overall even as print continues to decline, noted YPG CEO Julien Billot, during a keynote at Leading in Local: SMB Digital Marketing in New Orleans Sept. 22. Billot noted that YPG has been leaking revenues, with revenues now 3X lower than in 2008. Growth will not come from existing customers, but must come from new customers. “Ninety percent of its customers still have print products. Meanwhile, “50 percent of non-advertisers do not believe YP is a credible digital…
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  • INSIDE TRACKS: The National Geographic Assignment Of A Lifetime

    2094
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    It is a truism of war that it is always better to be a lucky general than a smart one. The same holds true for photojournalists. Being at the right place at the right time, with the right equipment, is what often leads to memorable storytelling.
  • Syracuse Disinvites WashPost Pulitzer Photographer Due To Ebola Fears

    2094
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Michel du Cille of The Washington Post, who returned from covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia 21 days ago and who is symptom free, was asked by Syracuse University officials today not to come to campus where he was scheduled to participate in a journalism program.
  • Services Thursday For Michael Robert Gehrz, 33

    2094
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    Michael Robert Gehrz, 33, the son of Minneapolis Star Tribune photojournalist Jim Gehrz, died suddenly Friday, October 10, 2014.
  • The Right To Photograph And Record In Public

    2094
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    You are cordially invited to attend this free panel discussion, sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association and the SDX Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Atlanta Seminar Launches David "Mullet" Martin Scholarship

    2094
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar today announced a $1,000 grant to be named after longtime Associated Press photographer David “Mullet” Martin, who passed away suddenly on January 1, 2014, while on assignment in Atlanta.
 
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    Online Journalism Blog

  • Why do you optimise content for search and social? 4 reasons and a mnemomic to boot

    Paul Bradshaw
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Image by mrgarethm Content strategies are one of the many things that used to be the preserve of publishers and editors. We didn’t call it ‘content strategy’ then: we ‘chose angles’ or adopted an ‘editorial approach’. Now of course every journalist is a publisher, an editor, and a distributor. We control our Twitter platform, Facebook page, perhaps a professional blog and other platforms to boot. We are expected to be web first in all sorts of ways. That means new responsibilities. We have to make choices about style, medium, timing and platform…
  • Hyperlocal Voices: Mark Baynes, Love Wapping

    Damian Radcliffe
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    In our latest interview with hyperlocal practitioners, Damian Radcliffe speaks to Mark Baynes from Love Wapping.  A journalist, professional photographer and user experience designer; Mark explains how his mutual love of data and wildlife has manifested itself in this East London  hyperlocal site. Who are the people behind the blog? Just me! Fortunately I have an odd mix of professional skills that are invaluable for hyperlocal work: photography, journalism, print production and web design and development. Developing the tech structure (WordPress) of the site is not an issue for me so I…
  • Thinking of doing your student project online? Here are 5 mistakes to avoid

    Paul Bradshaw
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    Journalism courses often expect students to spend a large part of their final year or semester producing an independent project. Here, for those about to embark on such a project online, or putting together a proposal for one, I list some common pitfalls to watch out for… 1. The volunteer pitfall: contributor-driven websites An increasing number of students are basing their projects on work for websites which rely on unpaid content. These websites can be useful for building experience, contacts and exposure in the first year of an undergraduate journalism course – but as the…
  • Hyperlocal Voices: Jack Davies, Tongwynlais

    Damian Radcliffe
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    We’re back to Wales for the latest interview in our Hyperlocal Voices series; as Jack Davies tells Damian Radcliffe about the community website for Tongwynlais in Cardiff. Launched in Summer 2012, the site covers a village in the north of the Welsh capital. 1. Who were the people behind the blog? I created and continue to run the site entirely on my own. I’ve considered recruiting new contributors but at the moment I have the time and energy to do it myself. 2. What made you decide to set up the blog? I moved to the village three years ago and felt it wasn’t being adequately…
  • 16 reasons why this research will change how you look at news consumption

    Paul Bradshaw
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    Image by Zilverbat Most research on news consumption annoys me. Most research on news consumption – like Pew’s State of the News Media – relies on surveys of people self-reporting how they consume news. But surveys can only answer the questions that they ask. And as any journalist with a decent bullshit detector should know: the problem is people misremember, people forget, and people lie. The most interesting news consumption research uses ethnography: this involves watching people and measuring what they actually do – not what they say they do. To this end…
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    Common Sense Journalism

  • When prescriptivism scrapes the railing: plethora

    Doug Fisher
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    I love the Testy Copy Editors blog overseen by Phil Blanchard. It's one of my daily go-tos.But occasionally, as is always going to happen at places that ruminate over usage and other editorial matters, the danger is that things take on a "get off my lawn" tone. It happens in this space too, regrettably, though I try to avoid it.So from TCE today comes this:Shannon Serpette of Henry is our new copy editor. She comes to the BCR with a plethora of writing experience. Her smiling face is a great addition to our department, and she’s also going to continue doing some writing. If you get a phone…
  • From the brevity files -- how to sound like a tool (again)

    Doug Fisher
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Today's superfluous wording from The State (though the TVs thoughtlessly do this all the time):Lexington County Coroner Earl Wells said Ethan Payne, 13, of Lexington, died after sustaining a single gunshot wound.Or, in plain English: died after being shot once.Do we really want to sound like a tool of the authorities that much? Are we that insecure?
  • Headlines: Where you put the atttibution can be important

    Doug Fisher
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    It's worth some attention to where you put the attribution in a headline.There's this gem from Reuters, courtesy of James Montalbano over at Testy Copy Editors.
  • SC FOIA: The legislative exemption

    Doug Fisher
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    The Nerve has an interesting piece this morning on a big exemption to the state's open-records law as the legislature moves forward to close some holes punched in the FOIA this year by court rulings.This one puts much of the Legislature's correspondence off-limits.It's a tough nut: While I tend to not want to delve into the average Joe's or Jane's plea for help with , say, a workers' comp claim, I sure would like to know if the Koch brothers are trying to influence folks.And this from state Sen. Brad Hutto is a bit disingenous: “Ultimately, all we do is public. ... How we come to a decision…
  • FOIA: Another little chip away in South Carolina - criminal suspects' birthdates

    Doug Fisher
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    S.C. officials will find any way they can to withhold more information, it seems. This from The State newspaper this week:The S.C. Department of Public Safety said it no longer will release the date of birth in incidents the agency handles.Failure to provide that information makes it nearly impossible for the public or the media to determine whether a suspect or victim has a criminal history. SLED requires the public to provide a date of birth to do such a search.The agency’s legal staff cites two state laws to bolster its decision: The Family and Personal Identifying Information Privacy…
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    CyberJournalist.net

  • explore-blog: Science storyteller Diane Ackerman (who was also...

    6 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    explore-blog: Science storyteller Diane Ackerman (who was also Carl Sagan’s favorite poet) on what the future of robots reveals about the human condition – such a gorgeous read. 
  • Do you why there was a starbucks cup in tumblr’s logo?...

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    Do you why there was a starbucks cup in tumblr’s logo? Here’s why.
  • This Vertical Life: The Media Models I Admire

    28 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    This Vertical Life: The Media Models I Admire: rafat: Verticals have a particular attraction for me, which may have something to do with my general obsessiveness. Picking a topic you’re willing to spend a good number of years in, going deep into it with everything you have, and build the largest and most influential voice in it, that is what I… Great sites to monitor
  • Highlights of Online News Association Conference #ONA14

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    Here’s a collections of the best summaries, slides and notes from the 2014 ONA conference. Keynote: Deep Dive into The New York Times Innovation Report Video technology wows online news conference Going Mobile presentation summary Metrics that matter: A Presentation by Chartbeat’s Tony Haile All Eyes on Ferguson discussion Big Impact with Small Teams: Designing a Kick-Ass Process for the Small and Scrappy News App Team Words of advice for news startups Visual journalism for tiny news desks Check back as more links will be added. Please end link submissions to @cyberjournalist on Twitter…
  • Navigating the Twitter tempest #ONA14

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    ianhillmedia: A recap of an ONA14 panel on Twitter.
 
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    The Newspaper Guild

  • Syracuse University Disinvites Journalist Over Ebola Fears

    Janelle
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Jim RomeneskoOctober 17, 2014JimRomenesko.comThe Washington Post’s Michel du Cille was supposed to critique student portfolios at Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications this week, but the university told him today to stay away. The reason: The photojournalist was in Liberia last month covering the Ebola crisis. “I am pissed off,” says du Cille, who returned from Liberia 21 days ago. “I am disappointed in the level of journalism at Syracuse, and I am angry that they missed a great teaching opportunity. Instead they have decided to jump in with the mass hysteria.”
  • Reporting on Ebola: How Journalists are Trying to Stay Safe

    Janelle
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:14 am
    Zoe MintzOctober 17, 2014International Business TimesDuring the 13 days she spent covering the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Guardian newspaper journalist Monica Mark took every precaution. She checked her temperature every morning, every night and at any moment she felt the slightest twinge or ache. She hired a driver to avoid a taxi that could have been contaminated with someone exposed to the virus. In-person interviews were conducted at a distance. Washing her hands and boots with chlorine became second nature. So did wearing long johns and long-sleeved shirts in West Africa’s blazing…
  • National Press Club Events Should Never Be 'Off the Record'

    Janelle
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Lena WilliamsOctober 16, 2014NewsGuild-CWA An "on the record" Press Club event, a 2013 panel discussion about media consolidation sponsored by the Guild. Columnist Lena Williams is at table, second from left. The National Press Club won’t come right out and say it erred in allowing the media to be muzzled at an event featuring Robert Ford, former U.S. ambassador to Syria. But journalists’ outrage over the off-the-record speech Oct. 8 is forcing the club to review its policies about renting its meeting rooms to speakers who don’t want their comments reported. The club violated its own…
  • New York Guild Members Vote Down Time, Inc.'s 'Final' Offer

    Janelle
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    StaffOctober 16, 2014The Newspaper Guild of New YorkAfter months of negotiations between the New York Guild and Time Inc. on a new contract for more than 200 newsroom employees, Guild members have turned down the company’s so-called final contract offer in a nearly unanimous vote (pictured). In addition to cutting an array of benefits and compensation, the rejected “last, best and final” offer would let management replace much of the home-grown journalism of its most venerable and respected magazines – Time, People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money – with outsourced content…
  • Ken Doctor: Is Aaron Kushner Just Lurching from Idea to Idea?

    Janelle
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:27 am
    Ken DoctorOctober 16, 2014Nieman LabLooking at the future of the Orange County Register, Ken Doctor writes, "We don’t know exactly who pushed Aaron Kushner into new, semi-face-saving role as overseer of the editorial pages, the kind of move that usually happens to publishers toward the end of their careers. Kushner, by age 40, may be setting a land-speed record for entry, meteoric rise, embarrassing fall and exit from the newspaper industry."
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    OUPblog » Media

  • Five key moments in the Open Access movement in the last ten years

    Alice
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    In 2014 Oxford University Press celebrates ten years of open access (OA) publishing. In that time open access has grown massively as a movement and an industry. Here we look back at five key moments which have marked that growth. 2004/05 – Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) converts to OA At first glance it might seem parochial to include this here, but as Rich Roberts noted on this blog in 2012, Nucleic Acids Research’s move to open access was truly ‘momentous’. To put it in context, in 2004 NAR was OUP’s biggest owned journal and it was not at all clear that many of the elements…
  • 2014 AES Convention: shrinking opportunities in music audio

    Raquel Fernandes
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Checking the website for the Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention in Los Angeles, I took note of the swipes promoting the event. Each heading was framed as follows: If it’s about ____________, it’s at AES. The slide show contained nine headings that are to be a part of the upcoming convention (in no particular order because you start at whatever point in the slide show you happened to log-in to the site). Archiving & Restoration Networked Audio Broadcast & Streaming Product Design Recording Project Studios Sound for Picture Live Sound Game Sound The list was interesting…
  • Dallas Cowboys: seven strategies that will guarantee a successful 2014 season

    Daniella Frangione
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    As a football team, the Dallas Cowboys are mired in mediocrity. In the 19 years since they last won the Super Bowl, their regular season record is a middling 146-142. The team made the playoffs seven times during that span, with only two wins to show for its efforts. The prognosis for the 2014 season is more of the same. As a business, however, the Dallas Cowboys are extraordinary. Forbes values the team at $3.2 billion, ranking number one among all NFL teams, and there are few signs of slowing growth. Win or lose this season, the Cowboys will still be a profitable and healthy business by…
  • Publishing tips from a journal editor: selecting the right journal

    MAlvarez
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    One of the most common questions that scholars confront is trying to find the right journal for their research papers. When I go to conferences, often I am asked: “How do I know if Political Analysis is the right journal for my work?” This is an important question, in particular for junior scholars who don’t have a lot of publishing experience — and for scholars who are nearing important milestones (like contract renewal, tenure, and promotion). In a publishing world where it may take months for an author to receive an initial decision from a journal, and then many…
  • Technologies of sexiness

    Elizabeth Gorney
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    What does it mean for a woman to “feel sexy”? In our current consumer culture, the idea of achieving sexiness is all-pervasive: an expectation of contemporary femininity, wrapped up in objects ranging from underwear, shoes, sex toys, and erotic novels. Particular celebrities and “sex symbol” icons, ranging throughout the decades, are said to embody it: Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Farrah Fawcett, Madonna, Sharon Stone, Pamela Anderson, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox. Ways of achieving sexiness are suggested by new sex experts, confidence and self-esteem…
 
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    Blogposts | The Guardian

  • West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United: Premier League live! | Simon Burnton

    Simon Burnton
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Live updates as West Brom welcome Manchester UnitedVan Gaal talks up Manchester United title challengeLescott: Im not a big fish at WBA. Im here to do a jobSend love bombs to simon.burnton@theguardian.comOr get in touch over on the Twitter @Simon_Burnton 8.58pm BST As @ecuamatt on Twitter points out, it could be that Louis van Gaal is taking his tactical hints from Joey Barton.With the quality of Di Maria's crossing surely it's better to have Felliani playing off RVP than Mata? Just a thought... 8.55pm BST Half-time entertainment: The Guardians own Jonathan Wilson is on Only Connect, a quiz…
  • Bank of England orders inquiry after payment system crash hits home sales -- live updates

    Graeme Wearden
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Worrying day for people moving house, as the system used to move billions of pounds between banks in the UK every day crashes. Summary: Investigation launchedHome sales hit in Sheffield....and in Great Missenden 8.45pm BST Andrew Tyrie MP, head of the Treasury committee, has welcomed the decision to hold an independent inquiry into the Bank of Englands system failure.He says it is appropriate that an independent reviewer looks into such a serious episode. 8.14pm BST CHAPS has just issued a statement, apologising for the disruption caused to its service by the problems at the Bank of…
  • Bank bosses mugging shareholders the facts are laid bare

    Nils Pratley
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    Sir John Cunliffe has exposed the scale of the heist, but even he is too polite about the unequal division of the pieIt is not news that big banks have been mugging their shareholders to protect the pay and bonuses of their senior staff. Even so, the scale of the heist remains under-appreciated. So well done, Sir John Cunliffe, a deputy governor of the Bank of England, for putting it in stark terms that even the most pusillanimous non-executive director, or fund manager, can understand.In the decade before the banking crisis, Cunliffe said, shareholders profits averaged 60% of banks pay…
  • Scale of bankers pay heist remains under-appreciated

    Nils Pratley
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    Sir John Cunliffes core point is unarguable: the adjustment in pay to an era of lower returns in banking has been sluggishIt is not news that big banks have been mugging their shareholders to protect the pay and bonuses of their senior staff. Even so, the scale of the heist remains under-appreciated. So well done, Sir John Cunliffe, a deputy governor of the Bank of England, for putting it in stark terms that even the most pusillanimous non-executive director, or fund manager, can understand.In the decade before the banking crisis, Cunliffe said, shareholders profits averaged 60% of banks pay…
  • Can a kiss on a bus count as public disorder?

    Homa Khaleeli
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    A spate of recent cases involving public displays of affection highlight that, for some, it can be an emotive subjectThe song was wrong a kiss isnt just a kiss. Or at least not on the No 89 to Blackheath, according to two passengers who say they were kicked off their London bus when the driver objected to their public display of affection.Jack James, 23, said his partners quick peck led to a homophobic tirade from the driver. The story echoes a similar report from Brighton, where two women said they were asked to leave a Sainsburys store when a customer complained they were kissing.
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    One Man and His Blog

  • Flickr arrives on the iPad - finally

    Adam Tinworth
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Few apps have deserved the response "at last" more than the Flickr iPad app. The fact that it has taken over four years for this to surface is a sign of just how much Yahoo has dropped the ball with the service over the years. But, hey, they're playing catchup, and they've done a really nice job of it with this app. Browsing and searching through photo streams is easy, photos open smoothly into full view even on my aging iPad 3 (which will be replaced by a sparkly new iPad Air 2 next week...), and the information overlays use iOS's translucency beautifully. It also integrates nicely with…
  • Into Yosemite

    Adam Tinworth
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Oh, and I'm now working full-time in the new Mac OS version: Yosemite. It probably won't be released to the public until after Thursday's Apple event, but the public beta is now essential at Gold Master, and the version I've been running off an external hard drive seems stable. It's now on my "production" machine - and eight hours in, all seems fine.
  • The price of the four-day weekend

    Adam Tinworth
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    I sometimes underestimate just how different the life I choose to live is. I can often work where I want - like the coffee shop I'm sat in right now. I have a lot of freedom to pick and choose the people I work with - and have taken satisfaction is severing ties with people who proved unpleasant as clients. I don't have a boss, or a full-time job. My time is pretty much mine to manage, but that comes with choices. For example, I've just spent four solid days looking after my toddler daughter, picking up some of my wife's days, so she can get a handle on her work as term really kicks in. And I…
  • #selfie culture

    Adam Tinworth
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Is selfie culture rendering moments lesser than your role in them, and the record of them? Even if it is - is it a problem? And is it even new? I have a relative that doesn't see the point of most photos that don't have a family member in them...
  • The end of The Magazine

    Adam Tinworth
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Pioneering sub-compact magazine The Magazine is going away: The Magazine will cease publishing its regular every-other-week issues with the December 17, 2014, edition. We don't see this as a failure, but as the right time. The Magazine was frankly gloriously profitable in its first year as readers came onboard to try out the app and the format, but they then very slowly trickled away. This was abetted in part by Apple's decision to hide Newsstand apps, a constant complaint by readers who simply forgot when we had new issues appear. We also have problems getting notifications to work reliably,…
 
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    The American Prospect

  • On Ebola, Like Terrorism, We Don't Actually Have to Be Right 100 Percent of the Time

    Paul Waldman
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am
    I'm done (for the moment, anyway) writing entire posts trying to remind/convince people that the chances of you dying from Ebola are incredibly small. But that doesn't mean there isn't more to say about the often idiotic reactions people are having to a disease that has infected a grand total of two Americans on U.S. soil. This struck me this morning: Rep. Tim Murphy, who chaired a hearing last week questioning the Obama administration's response to the Ebola virus, argued again on Sunday for restricting travel from West African countries where the disease is threatening to spill over into…
  • Chart: Values of Homes Owned by African Americans Take Outsized Hit Compared to Those Owned by Whites

    Valerie Wilson
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Prince George's County Government Attractive homes line a street in Prince George's County, Maryland. This post originally appeared at the website of the Economic Policy Institute. Though it is widely believed that home values have stabilized in most areas during the recovery, a recent report by the Federal Reserve found that between 2010 and 2013, the inflation-adjusted median home value for all homeowners declined 7 percent. Even more startling, however, is how unevenly home values have recovered by race of the homeowner. This 7 percent decline in the inflation-adjusted median home value…
  • What Would Elections Be Like If Everyone Voted?

    Paul Waldman
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Imagine, if you would, an election in which almost everyone turned out to vote. Campaigns would have to reorient their persuasion efforts, because they'd have to talk to everyone. It wouldn't matter whether it was a presidential year or a midterm year. All the time, money, and effort that goes into identifying potential voters, making sure they're registered, and then getting them to the polls would no longer be needed. And of course, people like me wouldn't be able to spend months talking about which voters were going to turn out and which ones weren't. One of the most fundamental features…
  • Did Austerity Bring On the Ebola Crisis?

    Joshua Holland
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:39 pm
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) Licensed clinician Hala Fawal practices drawing blood from a patient using a dummy on Monday, October 6, 2014, in Anniston, Alabama. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an introductory training course for licensed clinicians. According to the CDC, the course is to ensure that clinicians intending to provide medical care to patients with Ebola have sufficient knowledge of the disease.   Terry O'Sullivan is a professor of political science at the University of Akron. His research focuses on "the risk and dynamics of catastrophic…
  • The Targeting of Young Blacks By Law Enforcement: Ben Jealous in Conversation With Jamelle Bouie

    Harold Meyerson
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Protesters hold a sign that reads "Don't Shoot" as they attend an evening rally Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in Tacoma, Washington. Several hundred people attended the peaceful gathering to show support for protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police.    This article is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine.   While the election of Barack Obama as president may have seemed to some to herald a new era in American race relations, the killings of…
 
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    Nieman Lab

  • Ebola Deeply builds on the lessons of single-subject news sites: A news operation with an expiration date

    Justin Ellis
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    A contagious disease outbreak seems like a good time for some explanatory journalism. News outlets are scrambling to cover the latest developments in the Ebola outbreak with reporting that can provide background on the spread — and any potential risks — of the disease. It’s a balancing act, made more difficult by the worry and fear that surrounds the potentially deadly virus. When Fox News’ Shepard Smith is telling viewers “do not listen to the hysterical voices on the radio and the television or read the fear-provoking words online,” it’s possible…
  • This study finds that social media use reduces political polarization instead of increasing it

    Joshua Benton
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    One of the most common complaints about social media is about filter bubbles — the idea that, because you choose your own universe of friends or accounts on platforms like Twitter and Facebook, you risk cocooning yourself in a world of likeminded perspectives. Conservatives only hear from fellow conservatives, the argument goes, liberals from fellow liberals, and everyone ends up with hardened, more extreme positions. The result: increased political polarization. But this new paper from NYU’s Pablo Barberá argues that that’s not true. The core of his argument: Social media…
  • Who dat? In New Orleans, The Times-Picayune is making print a little more regular

    Joseph Lichterman
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    It’s probably not a happy morning in New Orleans. Despite leading 23-10 with less than four minutes left, a defensive breakdown and an incredibly poorly timed interception left the hometown Saints (my boss’ favorite team) with a stunning loss to the Detroit Lions (my favorite team). But New Orleanians can at least commiserate with what look like normal editions of their largest daily newspaper, The Times-Picayune, delivered to their front doors. The front page of today's edition of The Times-Picayune http://t.co/HBIrp5LKqL — NOLA Media Group (@NOLAMediaGroup) October 20,…
  • Confused by all the various ways the Knight Foundation funds projects? Here’s a guide

    Joshua Benton
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    The Knight Foundation (disclosure: a funder of Nieman Lab) gives money to a lot of journalism and journalism-adjacent projects. But they often work through a variety of contests and programs that aren’t always clear to outsiders. (Most famously, the Knight News Challenge, which has “news” right there in the name, has lately been funding projects around libraries, online freedom, and open government. Worthy causes all, but often confusing to people who are looking for financial support for their news startup.) That makes this post by Knight’s Andrew Sherry useful…
  • BuzzFeed now has editorial and product people in place for its forthcoming news app

    Caroline O'Donovan
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Shortly after being hired as head of product for BuzzFeed’s new news app, Noah Chestnut started spending more time with his phone, downloading leading news apps, reading email newsletters, and generally checking out the competition. “I’ve extended my commute 15 minutes so I can read on the train,” Chestnut says. “The context matters so much. On the train, when I’m reading, I have to read — it’s gross and crowded and smelly. At work, I’ve tried reading, but I don’t pay attention.” RELATED ARTICLEBuzzFeed is building a new mobile app…
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    Failure Magazine's Feature Articles

  • Robert Morris’s Folly

    jzasky@aol.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:33 pm
    How Robert Morris went from being an essential to nearly-forgotten Founding Father.
  • The Twenty-Seventh of May 1977

    jzasky@aol.com
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Journalist Lara Pawson attempts to explain what happened in Angola on 27 May 1977—and its profound effect on the Angolan people in the decades since.
  • Statue of Liberty: The Untold Story

    jzasky@aol.com
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The Statue of Liberty was not a gift from the French government, for one.
  • United Flight 232

    jzasky@aol.com
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Twenty-five years ago this month, United Airlines Flight 232—scheduled from Denver to Philadelphia via Chicago—crash-landed at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa, killing 112 people. The outcome could have been worse.
  • Gruesome Spectacles

    jzasky@aol.com
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:31 am
    Botched executions are up since 1980, suggesting that technology has failed to make the process more reliable and humane.
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    Common Sense Journalism

  • When prescriptivism scrapes the railing: plethora

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    I love the Testy Copy Editors blog overseen by Phil Blanchard. It's one of my daily go-tos.But occasionally, as is always going to happen at places that ruminate over usage and other editorial matters, the danger is that things take on a "get off my lawn" tone. It happens in this space too, regrettably, though I try to avoid it.So from TCE today comes this:Shannon Serpette of Henry is our new copy editor. She comes to the BCR with a plethora of writing experience. Her smiling face is a great addition to our department, and she’s also going to continue doing some writing. If you get a phone…
  • From the brevity files -- how to sound like a tool (again)

    3 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    Today's superfluous wording from The State (though the TVs thoughtlessly do this all the time):Lexington County Coroner Earl Wells said Ethan Payne, 13, of Lexington, died after sustaining a single gunshot wound.Or, in plain English: died after being shot once.Do we really want to sound like a tool of the authorities that much? Are we that insecure?
  • Headlines: Where you put the atttibution can be important

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    It's worth some attention to where you put the attribution in a headline.There's this gem from Reuters, courtesy of James Montalbano over at Testy Copy Editors.
  • SC FOIA: The legislative exemption

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    The Nerve has an interesting piece this morning on a big exemption to the state's open-records law as the legislature moves forward to close some holes punched in the FOIA this year by court rulings.This one puts much of the Legislature's correspondence off-limits.It's a tough nut: While I tend to not want to delve into the average Joe's or Jane's plea for help with , say, a workers' comp claim, I sure would like to know if the Koch brothers are trying to influence folks.And this from state Sen. Brad Hutto is a bit disingenous: “Ultimately, all we do is public. ... How we come to a decision…
  • FOIA: Another little chip away in South Carolina - criminal suspects' birthdates

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    S.C. officials will find any way they can to withhold more information, it seems. This from The State newspaper this week:The S.C. Department of Public Safety said it no longer will release the date of birth in incidents the agency handles.Failure to provide that information makes it nearly impossible for the public or the media to determine whether a suspect or victim has a criminal history. SLED requires the public to provide a date of birth to do such a search.The agency’s legal staff cites two state laws to bolster its decision: The Family and Personal Identifying Information Privacy…
 
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    Pacific Standard

  • Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

    Nathan Collins
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Not long after the September 11th attacks, a Newsweek cover story famously purported to explain “why they hate us,” they being militant Muslim extremists. But there might be a problem with that thinking. According to a new study, it’s not hatred of outsiders that motivates opposing sides in a conflict. To some extent, it’s love for each other. Psychologists have known for quite a while now that we interpret others’ actions rather differently than our own, even if they’re the very same actions. There’s a simple reason for that difference, variously called the fundamental…
  • My Dog Comes First: The Importance of Pets to Homeless Youth

    Zazie Todd
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    A research team led by Michelle Lem of the University of Guelph asked homeless young people (aged 18-24) what their pet means to them. Previous studies have focused on the benefits to homeless people of owning a dog or cat. The aim of this study was to get a balanced picture of both the advantages and disadvantages. Ten homeless young people took part in in-depth interviews about their pet. Eight of them had a dog, and two had a cat but had previously had a dog while homeless. Most lived on the street or in a vulnerable housing situation (squatting/couch-surfing), and three had found stable…
  • Homophobia Is Not a Thing of the Past

    Lisa L. Moore
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    “Please God, don’t let me be gay.” A student in my LGBT literature class told me those words were his nightly prayer throughout high school. Where had he grown up? In Dallas, which has a vibrant gay neighborhood. There was a Gay/Straight Alliance at his school. But in his family, and in his own mind, being gay was the wrong way to live. Has the tide turned on LGBT rights in the wake of what the New York Times referred to as their “stunning advance”? Recently, the Supreme Court decided to leave in place lower-court decisions ruling state prohibitions on same-sex marriage…
  • Big Boobs Matter Most

    Anne Skomorowsky
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Some years ago, I attended a talk by Bessel van der Kolk, a psychiatrist who is one of the world’s foremost thinkers on traumatic memories and post-traumatic stress disorder. I think it was about 12 years ago, and I think it was related to the September 11th attacks, but I’m not really sure about either of those things. What I do remember is that after some introductory words, van der Kolk seemed to get very angry about the subject of his talk—whatever it was—and began shouting profanities. He stopped, grinned, and predicted that no one would remember anything about his talk except…
  • When Disease Becomes Political: The Likely Electoral Fallout From Ebola

    Seth Masket
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Could the Ebola scare affect next month’s election? It may seem a bit crass to even address this question, but it’s rare we see a national panic over a deadly disease erupt so close to an election, and candidates are already using the disease as a possible campaign issue. Just what effect might this have? Probably the most direct analogy we have for this within U.S. politics is the outbreak of the Spanish Flu in 1918-19. Of course, in terms of sheer numbers, that was nothing like the current Ebola scare. The Spanish Flu killed half a million people—roughly half a percent of…
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    ProPublica: Articles and Investigations

  • Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA

    ProPublica
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    by Nicole Collins Bronzan A year and a half into the release of classified documents by Edward Snowden, the existence of far-reaching National Security Agency surveillance is common if controversial knowledge. But until The Intercept published new documents this month, the role of American companies in that surveillance was less than clear, ProPublica’s Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson tell Editor-in-Chief Steve Engelberg in this week’s podcast. The new documents describe "contractual relationships" between the NSA and unnamed U.S. companies and reveal that the NSA has "under cover"…
  • Why The Poor Pay $1,400 for Old iPads and More in MuckReads Weekly

    ProPublica
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    by Terry Parris Jr Our consumer economy is polluting this town, literally and politically. A $2.36 million bribe to a lowly city councilman in the Los Angeles exurb of Moreno Valley led to a story of how our consumer economy of “two-day shipping, click-to-ship, and get-it-on-your-doorstep-by-noon-tomorrow” comes with a price “paid by the people who live in the shadows of the mega-warehouses.” That price is “lung-stunting, cancer-causing pollution and, in some cases, political corruption.” — BuzzFeed Bad evidence and mistakes put an innocent…
  • For the Next Attorney General, a Modest Suggestion: Fix Presidential Pardons

    ProPublica
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    by Stephen Engelberg Dear Possible Attorney General Nominees (You Know Who You Are), Now that President Obama has put off nominating his new Attorney General until after the Nov. 4 elections, there's some extra time to immerse yourself in the issues you will confront during your confirmation hearing while, of course, waiting to see if you make the final cut. Right now, you're probably scrambling through your personal records for the name, Social Security number and address of every nanny or lawn guy your family ever employed. But as you study up on the National Security Agency's surveillance…
  • NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies

    ProPublica
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    by Jeff Larson and Julia Angwin Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents suggest a closer relationship between American companies and the spy agency than has been previously disclosed. The documents, published last week by The Intercept, describe "contractual relationships" between the NSA and U.S. companies, as well as the fact that the NSA has "under cover" spies working at or with some U.S. companies. While not conclusive, the material includes some clear suggestions that at least some American companies are quite willing to help the agency conduct its massive surveillance…
  • Charter School Power Broker Turns Public Education Into Private Profits

    ProPublica
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    by Marian Wang Versions of this story were co-published with The Daily Beast and the Raleigh News & Observer. In late February, the North Carolina chapter of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation — a group co-founded by the libertarian billionaire Koch brothers — embarked on what it billed as a statewide tour of charter schools, a cornerstone of the group's education agenda. The first — and it turns out, only — stop was Douglass Academy, a new charter school in downtown Wilmington. Douglass Academy was an unusual choice. A few weeks before, the school had been…
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    ProPublica: Podcast

  • Podcast: When U.S. Companies Help the NSA

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson on blurring borders in an Internet age and the tension between national security and personal privacy.
  • Podcast: The Racial Disparity in Fatal Police Shootings

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    The FBI's data on fatal police shootings has its flaws but it illustrates an undeniable truth: black teens have an outsize risk of being shot and killed by law enforcement.
  • Podcast: Your Privacy for a Sweet Treat

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Lois Beckett talks with Stephen Engelberg, Julia Angwin and Justin Elliott about why hundreds of people at a street fair gave up sensitive information in exchange for a cookie.
  • Podcast: How ‘Wee Things’ Make a Big Difference in Design

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    ProPublica's Lena Groeger and Nicole Collins Bronzan discuss how people read and interpret small visual forms, how tiny details help us make sense of information and how we can use wee things to design better graphics, interactives and experiences on the web.
  • Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Some insurers are starting to charge patients more out of pocket for generic drugs, including those that treat chronic illnesses like epilepsy and diabetes. Increased co-payments can limit options for such patients. Charles Ornstein discusses what consumers can do to avoid higher prices.
 
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    SixEstate

  • Brand Journalism That Rejects Page Views

    Katie McCaskey
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    At present the focus of much brand journalism is on page views: how to track them, increase them, and lengthen engagement time. After all, if journalism is supporting a brand’s mission, doesn’t it make sense to aggressively get as many eyeballs as possible? Not necessarily, suggests a new venture called Latterly. The “kickstarter journalism” startup will focus on a niche audience paying a small fee every month to read a very narrowly focused reporting. In the words of VentureBeat’s Jordan Novet, Latterly “doesn’t care about page views one bit.”…
  • Brand Journalism in an Age of Responsive Design

    Katie McCaskey
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    What’s black, white, and red all over? A newspaper, goes the old joke. Within the context of digital ink our question is now, what’s next? Not so long ago “what’s next” was responsive design. No more. “Responsive design” describes the ability for a webpage to be viewed across multiple devices, for example, from laptop, to phone, to tablet. While that’s been convenient for delivering news and media to multiple devices it has unintentionally caused a problem — a design problem. The problem is that most websites use the same template over…
  • Brand Journalism, Then and Now

    Katie McCaskey
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Brand journalism is not brand-centric, but a brand journalist’s job includes figuring out how to seamlessly weave in a brand presence.” That’s Tip #6 in this chipper video about the “now” of branded, err, make that un-branded content. Marketing professionals are increasingly accepting that un-branded content is the way forward. As summarized by MediaSource, the makers of this video: [We can] expand your story by developing meaningful content and delivering real journalism that can be leveraged across both company-owned and earned media. Evolution of Brand…
  • Like-Gating and SSL: Changes Loom From Google and Facebook

    George Williams
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Planning a Facebook promotion to increase your likes? You may want to do some research first. Facebook has updated developer policies and is implementing a ban on incentives to like a Facebook page. Here are the paragraphs of note: You must not incentivize people to use social plugins or to like a Page. This includes offering rewards, or gating apps or app content based on whether or not a person has liked a Page. It remains acceptable to incentivize people to login to your app, checkin at a place or enter a promotion on your app’s Page. To ensure quality connections and help businesses…
  • ‘Journopreneurs,’ Native Advertising, and Brand Journalism

    Katie McCaskey
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Native advertising? Shouldn’t there be a more politically correct term for it? As a John Oliver fan (see: net neutrality), I was pleased to discover he recently covered “native advertising.” I favor Oliver’s researched comedy and was eager to see his take on it. In his sketch, “native content” refers to both overt product placement and less transparent sponsored material. Or, in a phrase, “corporate influence.” As Jason Abbruzzese summarizes: “Many critics argue, as Oliver does, that at best native advertising is a form of trickery and at…
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    Joe Gullo

  • Seeing Tweets From People You Don’t Know? That’s Just Twitter Experimenting

    Joe Gullo
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Are you seeing tweets from people you don’t know? That’s just Twitter experimenting. “We believe that each successful experiment, big or small, can make your Twitter experience simpler and more relevant to you.” Twitter formally announced on their blog and Twitter account their plans to add “interesting and entertaining” tweets onto users timelines. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-cards=”hidden” lang=”en”> We’re testing & exploring ways to include Tweets in your timeline we think you’ll find…
  • Fall Leaves on a Tree

    Joe Gullo
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Shot this photo yesterday of fall leaves on a tree. Believe it or not there are still some trees, like this one, that still has quite a bit of leaves on it. The post Fall Leaves on a Tree appeared first on Joe Gullo.
  • Countries With Travel Restrictions Over West Africa Ebola Outbreak

    Joe Gullo
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    There has been a lot of discussion about travel restrictions from countries with Ebola outbreaks. Some members of Congress and the public would like to see travel restrictions from countries that are currently suffering from Ebola outbreaks. According to a Washington Post/ABC News Poll, on October 14, 67 percent approve travel bans for people who have been in affected countries. Twenty-nine oppose a ban, and 4 had no opinion. While there is large support among the public, experts object a ban. Business Insider reports that the key objection is that it could prevent needed medical supplies,…
  • Facebook Launches Tool to Check on Loved Ones During Emergencies

    Joe Gullo
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Facebook launches a new tool to check on loved ones during emergencies. During a major disaster, Facebook says “Safety Check will help you let friends and family know you’re safe, check on others in the affected area, and mark your friends as safe.” The tool is only activated during a disaster. If you’re in the affected area, you’ll receive a Facebook notification asking if you’re safe. Facebook says they determine locations based on the city you have listed on your profile, your last location if you’ve opted in to the Nearby Friends product, and the city where…
  • How to Handle Trolls in 5 Easy Steps

    Joe Gullo
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    One of the biggest website management obstacles is how to deal with trolls on your website. Trolls is someone who starts arguments, instigates and bullies users, moderators, and anyone using that particular websites. You know a troll when you see one. First you determine whether someone is in fact trolling your website. Comments that are critical, but constructive about your site, company, or individuals may not need to removed. How to Handle Trolls Have a clear policy and stick with it. Comment policies that are posted on your website should outline a set of community standards. The policy…
 
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    The Hungry and Foolish

  • The SIM Card Is About To Die

    Kevin Wild
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Finally, with the iPad Air 2 and mini 3, Apple has decided to start making its move by using a reprogrammable SIM that can be taken from carrier to carrier, switching networks and pricing plans through user-friendly software alone.Within a year or two, you'll probably never see a SIM card in an Apple product again. You may not even see a tray.We can only hope.Permalink
  • iOS 8.1 Available For Download Tomorrow

    Kevin Wild
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    I don't know about you guys, but I'll be waiting a few minutes before updating this time.Permalink
  • Retina iMac Questions Answered

    Kevin Wild
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Since I've been unable to see a Retina iMac first-hand, I can't give my impressions -- but if you're looking for some information, I'd start with Marco.For those wondering, yes, I'd love to buy one (hence the reason why my wallet is scared to see one in person).nullPermalink
  • Full Video of Jonathan Ive Interview with Vanity Fair

    Kevin Wild
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I just love hearing Jony Ive speak. Genius.Permalink
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

    Kevin Wild
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    For those wondering where my review of Yosemite is, read this instead.An excerpt from Siracusa's review:Viewed in isolation, Yosemite provides a graphical refresh accompanied by a few interesting features and several new technologies whose benefits are mostly speculative, depending heavily on how eagerly they’re adopted by third-party developers. But Apple no longer views the Mac in isolation, and neither should you. OS X is finally a full-fledged peer to iOS; all aspects of sibling rivalry have been banished.nullPermalink
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    Bryan Smith

  • My Changing Views On Tech

    Bryan Smith
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    As a tech-writer, I'm acutely aware of the fanboy wars which rage across the internet. I've never much subscribed to them. I have always felt that I should be most interested in the brand that, to me, offers the best products. For a great deal of time, that was Apple, and it was a good run. But, let's be frank, that's no longer.
  • Violence in Vrygrond: Taxi violence erupts, roads closed

    Bryan Smith
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Early morning on Tuesday the 16th of September saw a series of armed protests occur on Vrygrond Avenue, reaching into Prince George Drive and Oudevlei road, in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Demonstrators, toyi-toying in the Vrygrond Ave. and Prince George intersection, pelted police and the vehicles of residents with stones, lit rubber tyre barricades, and fired […]
  • Week In Quotes: May 2 – May 15

    Bryan Smith
    15 May 2014 | 11:26 am
    “It is the ministers’ view that the public protector’s report and the investigation she conducted trespass on the separation of powers doctrine and… Section 198(d) of the Constitution which vests national security in Parliament and national executive,” – Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Government Communication and Information System, Phumla Williams, on the decision for […]
  • Evening at Zandvlei: A Photo Essay

    Bryan Smith
    12 May 2014 | 12:00 am
    Filed under: News
  • Week In Quotes: March 15 – May 2

    Bryan Smith
    2 May 2014 | 10:58 am
    “The ANC was voted in, now there is a chance to vote the ANC out. There is no other way.” – Democratic Alliance Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, whilst campaigning for the upcoming May 7th National Election “The search will take probably in the order of eight months, maybe eight to 12 months if we […]
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