Archive for the ‘It’s worth noting’ Category

To produce for multiple platforms, start by listening

I had the honor of speaking on a panel at the NABJ Conference in New Orleans yesterday about producing for a multi-platform environment. Here is a quick hit of what I had to offer: The most important step in producing in this era is actually not producing, but listening. You know the saying that to […]

Fork app featured by USA Today

Thanks to USA Today for featuring Fork in its tech section on Friday. As you might imagine, the number downloads and active users jumped dramatically. It’s great to see our app gaining so much traction so soon after launching. Interestingly, the editors changed the headline midway through the day on Friday. What started as “Fork […]

Announcing Fork: An iPhone app for food, photos and friends

As you know, I love a good side project. I started writing my first book, Journalism 2.0, while I was running the website of the The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. and, somewhere in the process of setting the alarm for 5 a.m., I formed a habit. Ever since, I’ve had a side project of […]

Debate this: Is there enough market demand to support quality journalism

In my last post I discussed the first session of the Kiev conference I attended last week. Today I will look at the second session, which was organized as a debate. First off, let me say that debates are a good format that conference organizers in the U.S. should consider. This is the second time […]

Ukraine conference seeks answers to important questions

What will be the new model capable of sustaining the quality news? That was a question pondered, discussed, dissected and debated last week at a conference in Kiev, Ukraine that I was honored to attend. The Foundation for Effective Governance hosted the conference at the Premier Palace Hotel and it drew some 350 attendees. Not […]

Journalism Next now available on Kindle

Just a quick note to let you know that the second edition of Journalism Next, which came out a couple months ago, is now available on Kindle at Thanks again to the fine people at CQPress who helped make this possible. I’ve heard from many educators, students and professionals who are finding lots of […]

SPJ and RTDNA join forces for Excellence in Journalism

The Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association are putting on the Excellence in Journalism conference this week in New Orleans. It is the first time the two venerable journalism organizations have joined forces on an annual conference. I will be taking part in two sessions tomorrow: Ethics for Entrepreneurs, a […]

SXSW: A guide for journalists

The country’s biggest digital media conference, SXSW Interactive, is this week in Austin. (If you’re on Twitter, you’ve certainly noticed.) It started as a small, niche offshoot of the more popular music conference but has grown exponentially over the past 10 years and, thankfully, so has the presence of journalism at the confab. Many of […]

What you need to know if you’re going to ONA10 in DC

Ladies and gentleman, start your smartphones. The Online News Association’s annual conference kicks off on Thursday in Washington, D.C. It’s the nation’s only sold-out journalism conference each year, meaning this is the place to be if you’re excited about news in the digital age. If you are going and maybe this is your first time, […]

Meaty news topics are popular – and more profitable

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A news editor who pays too close attention to web analytics — especially in pursuit of building page-view inventories for advertising — will surely end up serving readers a steady diet of sugary desserts. Lindsay Lohan is the cake and Tiger Woods’ divorce is the ice cream […]