The question: Should we allow comments on our (news stories / columns / reporters’ blogs / multimedia packages / etc.)? The answer: Yes. But … ah, yes, there must be a “but” in this answer. Moderated? No, because no one has enough money to hire enough people to read every comment posted on a news [...]
There are several interesting comments on my EveryBlock post from yesterday. Feel free to join in. Some people would like to see the data formatted differently. Some think it’s more useful for reporters than for citizens, while others say it’s a great tool for citizen journalists, who are more concerned about “hyperlocal” news anyway.
The missing link in the concept of “community” on news organizations’ Web sites: Who are these people? New media consultant Marshall Kirkpatrick says you can add the necessary social glue without trying to look like a cheesy Facebook imitator: … instead of adding a social network to their site, they should just add rich user [...]
I found myself repeating the sentence “Blogs are a conversation” several times in different sessions at BlogOrlando on Friday. I didn’t originate that idea — far from it! But it seemed like a lot of people, or more than a few, didn’t fully understand what that means. Common questions were: Should I read other blogs? [...]
Reading the BBC’s excellent online coverage of the protests in Burma (Myanmar), I learned something new (to me, anyway): BBC News has two types of comment moderation. Each one is briefly explained on this page. (The Burma discussion is “fully moderated.”) E-mails are arriving from inside Burma, describing the events there. BBC News has been [...]
Last week I had the good fortune to hear two daily journalist bloggers speak about their work. (This was at the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute, which I have written about here, here and here.) They were: Bridget Gutierrez, who writes the blog Get Schooled for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gutierrez covers K-12 education for the newspaper. [...]
The Science Museum of Minnesota has some interesting graphics online related to the bridge collapse in Minneapolis. Flickr has more than 1,100 photos tagged “35w.” The stills at the Star Tribune beat everything I saw on Flickr except a set from a Flickr user called Dani Bora, which includes some unique shots. A Wikipedia page [...]