Paying for news content; using Twitter and social media

Seems like it’s a good time for some short takes from my jaunts around the blogosphere. Here are some posts that I found interesting. Hope you will, too. Is news like bottled water? Tim Windsor has a thought-provoking post at Continue reading

Wall Street Journal ‘rules’ fail to capture the value of social media

Updated: Be sure to check the links at bottom of post to other voices on this issue. This is an open letter to the Dow Jones and Co. in response to the rules it released to its staff at The Wall Continue reading

Journalists needed targeted traffic for blogs

Here are some short-takes of  journalism-related finds from around the blogosophere: Targeted traffic: In some ways the old days of ignorance were bliss. You wrote a story. You assumed people read it. You were happy. Now, thanks to stats on Continue reading

How journalism can change

Today, I’m turning over my blog to a friend and colleague, Amber Smith, Health and Fitness editor at The Post-Standard in Syracuse. She and I share a love of journalism, new media and connecting with readers and often swap ideas. Continue reading

More on the future of journalism

I haven’t done short takes in a while, so here are some interesting finds from around the blogosphere: The value of small talk: Steve Yelvington has the best explanation I’ve read so far for the value of social media. He Continue reading

Is blogging journalism?

A colleague of mine asked today: “Is blogging  journalism?” She was helping her step-daughter write an essay, an assignment for a college ethics course. Two co-workers and I jumped in to answer the question to help my colleague assist her Continue reading

Top Twitter tools for journalists

I’ve come across some new Twitter tools that I’ve found useful as a journalist, so I’ve decided to compile a new post of my favorite tools for Twitter. (Read my earlier list of favorite Twitter tools here.) Blip.fm: A colleague Continue reading

More ideas for the future of journalism

Time for some more short-takes, capturing interesting stuff I’ve found around the blogosphere: Who will will? Deborah Potter at Advancing the Story says “specialized media will win.” I agree with her, and I like how she puts it.  It’s just Continue reading

Old journalism versus new journalism

New York University journalism prof Jay Rosen tweeted a video today that I think is a must-see for any journalist trying to understand the “Internet revolution.“  Basically, he compared the static experience of watching TV to the interactive experience of Continue reading