Jo shares her experiences from running the the G20 liveblog at The Times.
The barrier to (publishing) entry gets ever lower.
Facebook joins the OpenID march forwards…
Missed this while I was away:
Interesting example of specialist press attempting to correct the shallowness of reporting seen in the generalist press all too often.
[Disclosure: Community Care is published by my employer RBI]
Two things you should really look at today:
Steve Jackson, more widely known as ourman, has written a great post rethinking the way that newspapers should be run.
And, as highlighted by Martin, and originally produced by a German site, this video of Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger talking about journalism is thought-provoking viewing. The really juicy stuff starts about 1:53 in:
Some revealing highlights from research into people's attitudes to UGC on news sites.
I’ve had one of those roller-coaster ride first day back at work sort of days. We are most certainly in a time of rapid change…
However, I can’t let the day pass without saying a big thank you to my guest bloggers while I was away:
- James Clark of the Road Transport group who gave us his CMS wishlist
- Martin Couzins of Travel Weekly who talked about the blurring of journalists’ career paths
- Paul Norman of EGi gave us an insight into a major title just starting to adapt to the social media age.
- Tim Relf of Farmers Weekly explained that journalists are becoming their own brand.
- Stuart Clarke of Flight Global suggested that community is king.
There’s some really good thoughts in their posts, and it gives me real hope for B2B journalism coming through this storm and out the other side as something more vibrant and exciting than it has ever been.
Good words of warning for those looking to build communities.
A worthwhile exercise to move the Digital Britain conversation forwards.
Repeat after me, social networking is a feature, not a destination: "When I visited Yahoo last week researching “friendship,” they sat me down with Kakul Srivastava, the general manager of Flickr. At first I wondered why."
When she started talking, I realized how blind I’d been. Flickr, with 36 million members and a staggering 3.5 billion photos, is an immense social network. It’s full of friendship data.
Yes, it's another piece on journalists and Twitter. But it's a good 'un.
Joanna Geary posted this on her blog a month back, but I’ve only just found it in my feedreader. It’s worth reposting:
Jeff Jarvis – associate professor at City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, Guardian columnist and author of Buzzmachine.com – speaking at SXSWi 09.
Jeff suggests that journalists need to establish personal connections to an audience in order to survive the current industry turmoil.