Teaching Online Journalism

Archive for 2006

Video served up any way you want it

Today’s Wallstrip is all about the “fourth-most-trafficked” Web site in the world — Baidu, the Chinese search engine. It’s interesting, informative, highly watchable. Anchor desker Lindsay Campbell starts off with some cuteness a la ex-Rocketboomer Amanda Congdon, but then it’s down to business. I can imagine developing a habit of watching this kind of video. […]

Online news home pages compared

Luke Stevens posted 29 screenshots of online news fronts, accompanied by some stats such as how many links are on the page. It’s a really nice quicky comparison of diverse designs. (Thanks, Craig!) Technorati tags: design | online journalism | online media | newspapers | usability

Mojos of Fort Myers, Florida

What’s happening at one Gannett newspaper today: Myron, 27, is a reporter for the Fort Myers News-Press and one of its fleet of mobile journalists, or “mojos.” The mojos have high-tech tools — ThinkPads, digital audio recorders, digital still and video cameras — but no desk, no chair, no nameplate, no land line, no office. […]

Blogging from China (speech wants to be free)

I have little time to follow developments in blogging around the world, but sometimes the world inserts itself into my consciousness and I have to pay attention. In this case, the penetration came via Rebecca MacKinnon’s blog, where I saw a link to this post by Hong Kong blogger Roland Soong. Gosh, it’s just one […]

What the people like (spin free)

Rex Hammock writes a very eclectic blog that I enjoy peeking in on from time to time. Today I discovered Amazon’s UnSpun, thanks to a post from Rex. Actually, I should say: “Curse you, Rex!” I wasted far too much time there, because it was fascinating and fun. The idea is part of this whole […]

Multimedia: Lives of New Orleans teens after Katrina

I’m very surprised that this story has not received much attention from the online journalism community. Last January, three journalists went to Louisiana to report on the interrupted lives of seniors who had attended Benjamin Franklin High School. Josh Goldblum (founder of bluecadet interactive, based in Washington, D.C.) and independent photojournalists Josh Cogan and David […]

Masters of the database, extraordinary journalism

Martin Stabe points us to the Web site for the book Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program, by Stephen Grey: … aside from its intrinsic significance, the story is also probably the premier recent example of computer-assisted reporting in British journalism. Grey uncovered the fleet of CIA-owned aircraft used for rendition […]