A macro approach to micropayments

Lots of folks were talking about micropayments for journalistic content this week (example). One thing I’ve mulled over is a daily fee that’s quite small (say, 50 cents? Maybe even less). I think this is easier to accept… Read More

What’s your strategy for your online work?

Recently several students have asked me questions about what kind of content to put in their blogs. At the same time, I’ve heard a few random remarks to the effect of: “I just don’t get Twitter.” After reading… Read More

Journalists must build a personal brand: 10 tips

This post was inspired by one written by Joe Grimm, the longtime journalism jobs adviser. DigiDave (Dave Cohn) is a living example of this — and naturally, he has written a blog post about the topic. Ryan Sholin… Read More

How to teach online journalism: 6 questions

We’ve reached the point where having journalism students take one isolated class about “online journalism” is not sufficient. Ideally, online reporting and editing skills (and associated ethics) would be integrated into every reporting and editing class. If that’s… Read More

The reality for journalists to face, squarely, now

Found via Delicious — David Schlesinger, editor in chief for Reuters News, said this in a speech to the International Olympics Committee Press Commission on June 23, 2009: We in the traditional media … must concentrate our efforts… Read More

Social journalism: Back to the future

Engagement — one of three legs needed to support successful social media projects. (The others are inclusion and aggregation.) What does this mean for journalists, for news organizations? Paul Gillin, a social media consultant and former technology journalist,… Read More

Does journalism create value?

Robert G. Picard impressed me as an awesomely smart person when I first saw him speak at a small online journalism conference a few years ago. Later I found out that he’s well-known and respected in the field… Read More