Archive for the ‘It’s worth noting’ Category

Syracuse students learn the importance of geolocation

What do you get when you unleash a horde of college journalism students on a city, armed with cameras and challenged to tell stories in just 60 seconds? A creative new approach to a multimedia boot camp, courtesy of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Incoming master’s students at Syracuse in print/online news, […]

Conference time: doesn’t get better than ONA, SXSW

You like journalism. You like technology. And you like meeting smart people. So let me recommend you find your way to Washington, DC in October for the Online News Association conference and Austin next March for the South by Southwest Interactive conference. The ONA conference usually sells out so get your ticket soon. If you […]

Jobs in journalism growing

Did you go to journalism school to become an online community manager? Probably not, but that is one of the hottest jobs on the market these days and you can’t launch a successful digital news business without it. The era of specialization is dead, but a new class of jobs and roles at new era […]

Documentary film to explore newspaper industry

The story of the newspaper industry in the U.S., for anyone who has been part of it, is one of drama, heroes, villains, triumph and tragedy. But is it worthy of a feature-length documentary film? Adam Chadwick thinks so. Chadwick, a New York Times veteran, is helping produce a decade-by-decade look at the major events […]

My interview on Dubai radio

Thanks to Richard Dean of Dubai Eye radio station for having me on his show yesterday. We covered a lot of ground – from citizen journalism to jobs to the business prospects for media’s big boys – in less than 20 minutes. If you’re interested, you can listen to the interview here.

A journalism (r)evolution in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has had the world’s fastest growing economy for the past five years. That growth hasn’t extended to the media sector, however, as the spread of news remains limited to a few pro-government newspapers and some underground anti-government publications. During my four days in Baku, the nation’s capital city, I met with dozens of journalists. […]

Tweet-up and panel discussion tomorrow (in Dubai)

While few, if any, of you will be able to attend, I still thought you’d be interested in knowing about an event I’ll be participating in tomorrow. I hope to send updates via Twitter, but I’m afraid of AT&T’s data roaming charges on my iPhone so probably won’t do any live-tweeting unless there is wifi. […]

Remember bloggers v. journalists? Debate ongoing in Baku

Can bloggers be journalists? It’s a debate that raged for years in the U.S. (far too long if you ask me), and it can still raise hackles. In Baku, Azerbaijan, it could mean the difference between having a free press or not. Visiting Baku this week and speaking with different groups of journalists and journalism […]

In Baku, journalism isn’t a career, it’s a calling

Journalists in the U.S. are concerned for the future. Journalists in Baku are concerned for the present. I’ll be honest: When I received that first email almost a year ago from Terry Davidson at the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan, expressing interest in translating my book and having me visit the country, my first thought was […]

What are journalists really worth today?

This week’s New York Times magazine takes a stab at “What are you really worth” this week and includes a lengthy piece on journalists. I’ll spare you the context of the how the market has devalued traditional journalism while creating new opportunities and simply recommend you read the entire article by Andrew Rice. The money […]