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Archive for October, 2008

Representative Journalism and Environmental Journalism

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I am at the Society of Environmental Journalists 18th Annual Conference in Roanoke to spread the Representative Journalism gospel. Amy Gahran extended the invite and I will be on two panels and one dinner table discussion. The topic headings include:

Emerging Career Options: Digital Media and Your Future
Whither Journalism: Emerging Directions
Not-So-Idle Chatter: How Blogging and [...]

Robin Good’s Great, Continuing Advice on Making New Media

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

If you want to learn how to master new media, then you should bookmark or set a RSS feed for Robin Good’s MasterNewMedia site. He is based in Italy, but you can get to meet him yourself in this video where he explains how to get and share information for your website. He practices what [...]

StumbleUpon: A Reminder of a Fun Social Networking Site

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

It has been awhile since I visited StumbleUpon, where via social networking the community directs you to interesting sites.  So then, I looked at a page on Vintage Advertising and look what I found. What a great idea, but it will never happen. The ad is from 1968.

Newspapers See Online Revenues Drop Too

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

This from the European Journalism Centre:
Already facing a grim economic forecast, U.S. newspapers are digesting another piece of bad news: The growth in online advertising they saw as their salvation has slowed to a crawl. In the past few years, newspaper companies have been rapidly expanding their Web presence – adding blogs, slide shows and [...]

Horse Race Presidential Campaign Coverage Alive and Well

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

The New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt uses a standard public journalism critique of The New York Times and the news media as a whole when he writes about the 2008 presidential election coverage’s horse race mentality. He writes in his column:
Through Friday, of 270 news articles published in The Times about the election [...]