Aggregation and curation in journalism

About two months ago, I had to explain the concept and use of aggregation in online journalism to a group of journalists (mostly editors) in Vietnam. I found most of my material in this blog post by Steve… Read More

Plagiarism lessons and examples

I’m catching up on some of the (many) things that have been written about the recent Jonah Lehrer ethics case, and I’d like to highlight this article for its breakdown and descriptions of some serious transgressions: Jonah Lehrer’s… Read More

When plagiarism comes out, stand your ground

The recent case of the president of Hungary does not involve any transgression of journalism ethics. Yet plagiarism is a plague in our high schools and universities — in every country around the world, so far as I… Read More

Journalists’ use of social media

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) has put out a very simple list of social media guidelines for its journalists and staff to follow: Do not mix the professional and the personal in ways likely to bring the ABC… Read More

Moving away from sad and tragic stories

Romenesko highlighted this Washington Post column by Howard Kurtz today. It immediately reminded me of a post I wrote in April: Sad and tragic stories, and photojournalism. Matt Mendelsohn, a photojournalist, has been working for a year on… Read More

Behind the scenes: Make it even more transparent

I admire the journalists at The Spokesman-Review, in Spokane, Washington. They are doing great work in online video, redesigning their Web site, listening to their young staffers, and practicing transparency. Now their editor, Steven A. Smith, has posted… Read More

Microsoft doesn’t want world peace

Call me optimistic, but I think literacy and education lead to reduced conflict and greater prosperity, and I think access to cheap computer power is the key to education around the world. Paper is too expensive — and… Read More