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Archive for January, 2007

Putting Student Journalism Work Online

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Cardiff University has an interesting site that provides a nice example of how to package a journalism course and display student work online. It was part of a postgraduate course.
It is a fun site to click about and it is also a good place to see what students are capable of doing.
The students research, write, [...]

Chris Peck On Advancing Excellent Journalism

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Chris Peck, editor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, has an excellent letter at Romenesko. It grows out of the Journalism that Matters conference we all attended in Memphis. He writes:

Honor four rules of engagement as everything changes in the media world. Those four commitments to 21st century journalists boil down to these:
A commitment to create [...]

Craigslist Founder Seeks Online Trust for Journalism

Friday, January 26th, 2007

The first line in the Nieman Reports essay by Craig Newmark floored me. His site,, has more than five billion page views each month. He started it all from scratch. So when he gives advice to newsrooms, it is probably a good idea to pay attention.
In defining his craigslist he writes:

Penelope Green, writing in [...]

Brightcove Philosophy Elevates Producers Over Users

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Is Brightcove the YouTube for high end content producers? It seems staid to me, missing the frenetic feel of YouTube. Maybe this quote from Brightcove’s founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire at MediaShift explains why:

We wanted to design a distribution platform that was built with the needs of content owners and media businesses in mind – [...]

Pocket Picks: Cool Stuff for Mobile Phones

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Pocket Picks is in an interesting UK site for folks who want to watch what’s cool in the mobile phone market. Of course, newsrooms which want to reinvent themselves should be watching what’s happening in the mobile world.

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