If you’ll be anywhere near Orlando, Florida, at the end of this month, you might want to attend this unconference: BlogOrlando (Sept. 27-29). I will be leading a session on Friday, starting at 10:25 a.m., titled “What We’re Teaching in J-School.” As blogging is the topic, of course I won’t be talking about everything we [...]
Paul Bradshaw, a British journalist and educator who blogs at Online Journalism, has spent a good amount of time and effort on a fine analysis of “wiki journalism.” Not all wikis are journalism — of course! — but wikis can be used to produce journalism. Witness the recent example of Wikipedia during the Virginia Tech [...]
The old question “Should we teach journalism students HTML?” has a new twist! The or part of the question used to be “… or a WYSIWYG editor?” Today, the or phrase has changed to “… or a CMS?” (That’s a content management system.) I saw the issue summed up this way (and followed by a [...]
John Robinson, editor of the News & Record in Greensboro, North Carolina, must be one of the smartest people in the newspaper business: The right question is, “How can I spend more time with my blog?” … Rather than assume that blogging is an add-on, with the insinuation is that it is taking away time [...]
Julián Gallo says he doesn’t know exactly how an online newspaper must be, but he has three strict rules all must follow: Online newspapers must be easy to read. Online newspapers must provide hierarchies of information. Online newspapers must be mashable. Check out MDZol, a new online newspaper from Mendoza, Argentina. Gallo designed it. I [...]
Online crime maps are local-local-local to the nth degree. Put a database behind a crime map, and it updates itself. Danny Sanchez has created a wonderful list of these maps (20 at last count). Go and get schooled.