Teaching Online Journalism

Archive for 2006

Good and bad at ONA conference

Dale Steinke blogged the data panel (Automated Genius and Tools) from this morning’s session at ONA. Adrian Holovaty spoke (always worth hearing). Other good folks on the panel too. I was off at another session listening to the solo mojos. Also good. I will blog it later. I’m bored silly at the final panel, where […]

Worth the price of admission

The Online News Association conference is really expensive. Is it worth it? I think so. Here’s why: The Common Language Project. If I learn about one new thing that’s as good as this as a result of coming here, then it is worth my time, and the money too. You can have the pleasure for […]

Exploding the newsroom

“We no longer have an online department. It has ceased to exist,” said Pankaj Paul, managing editor for niche and new initiatives at The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware (circ. 116,779; see Gannett profile of this newspaper). The News Journal has achieved what many in the journalism field today consider the ultimate goal: The newspaper […]

A newspaper’s top editor files to blog from conference

Bob Gabordi, executive editor of the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, is blogging the ONA conference. Technorati tags: journalism | online journalism | online media | newspapers | blogging | blogs

Future of journalism according to BBC News

“Are you a media company … or a journalistic enterprise?” To succeed in the business of journalism, an organization must know “what it is that we’re actually trying to do for the audience,” said Adrian Van Klaveren, BBC News deputy director, at the keynote address Friday morning at the Online News Association conference. The BBC […]

Symbiosis of journalism, blogs

Speaking at the Online News Association conference in Washington, D.C., Len Downie (executive editor of The Washington Post), just said: “Our largest driver of traffic is Matt Drudge. … Blogs drive traffic to our audience.” Obviously, he did not seem unhappy about this. So there. Update (11:40 a.m.): Staci blogged more about Len’s speech. Technorati […]

Convergence today: Audience-produced content

Listen to Steve Safran of Lost Remote discuss convergence (very intelligently) in a podcast from the Charlottesville Podcasting Network. Basically, this is a traditional radio interview. The difference is, you can listen when you feel like listening or have some free time. I have it playing right now, in another window, as I’m writing this. […]