Archive for March, 2010

Video of my talk at South By Southwest Interactive

Thanks to jthomas100tube for recording and publishing video from my talk at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin last week. As I mentioned in the introduction, there were thousands of acts of journalism at SXSWi but thousands of people. This is just one example. The videos are broken up into several parts (even […]

Making a local site that can support itself

By Rick Martin As a part of the planning process for a local site I’m soon launching, I’ve been knocking around some ideas on Google Wave with some friends on how to set up some revenue streams for a website. Yes I know what you’re thinking– it’s going to be one of those ‘monetization’ posts. […]

Calling all journalists at SXSW: Meetup Sunday

I’m heading to Austin this week for the South by Southwest Interactive conference and couldn’t be more stoked. I’ve wanted to attend for years. This year, I’m not only attending, I’m speaking. I’ll be doing a “book reading” on the Day Stage on Tuesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. But I won’t be reading from […]

Using mobile to break free from ‘architectured’ content

By Matt Neznanski There’s a lot of hope for newspapers in capturing some of the emerging (exploding?) mobile market in the coming months and years as phones get smarter and people begin to rely on them more and more for information. But despite the best of intentions, most small newsrooms aren’t prepared to go mobile […]

Your chance to give something back

Remember how you felt the first time your work was recognized with an award? Here’s a chance to return the favor. The National Pacemaker Awards are prestigious annual honors recognizing the best student journalism in the nation. This year I have the honor of judging the online entries (with my friend Ken Sands) and we […]

Live-blogging a big trial: Journalism’s equivalent of long-haul trucking?

By Jake Batsell When a high-profile trial hits town, today’s Web readers expect real-time coverage. But what does that mean for the courts reporter who also has to absorb, interpret and report the fine points of the case? Last week in my Digital Journalism class, I led a Columbia University case study examining the Bakersfield […]