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Archive for June, 2009

News Superstars Give Reporting Tips at New YouTube Site

Monday, June 29th, 2009

YouTube launches YouTube Reporters’ Center, a new video site where news superstars like Katie Couric provide reporting tips for citizen journalists. Here are just some of the interviewees and their subject matter:

Katie Couric on how to conduct a good interview
Tips from Bob Woodward on Investigative Journalism
Nicholas Kristof on Covering a Global Crisis – …
NPR’s [...]

Densmore, Others Unveil CircLabs; Aim to Sustain Journalism

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Martin Langeveld, Jeff Vander Clute, Joe Bergeron, and Bill Densmore unveil CircLabs Inc., a concept to help sustain journalism. They will be exploring paid-content models for newspaper Web sites. Written details are here or you might want to hear Densmore in a Nieman Journalism Lab interview.

Excellent Journalism: Neda and New York Times’ The Lede

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I am now sure that no one understands the power of this new digital era better than Robert Mackey, head writer of The Lede blog at the New York Times. Watch this video of the death of Neda in Iran to see what journalism of the future will be.
It is chilling, heartbreaking and informative; [...]

New York Times’ The Lede Demonstrates New Media’s Power

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The Lede, The New York Times news blog, via its Iran protest coverage, demonstrates the extreme power of new media forms working in conjunction with traditional media. The main traditional stories are the anchors, and the Lede is the minute-by-minute conversation with an interactive audience.
I love sections like this one:
Update | 11:12 a.m. A [...]

Understanding Why Twitter Excels in Iran Protest Coverage

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

So why is the so unlikely Twitter such a blockbuster medium in exposing what’s happening in Ira? Here is what Time says:
So what exactly makes Twitter the medium of the moment? It’s free, highly mobile, very personal and very quick. It’s also built to spread, and fast. Twitterers like to append notes called [...]