Advice for journalism educators in Africa

While I was attending the annual Online News Association conference a week ago, one of several great panels I sat in on was titled “From Earthquakes to Coups: Tools for Crisis Reporting.” I’ve been interested in crisis mapping… 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

Breaking news online: A short history and timeline

The events in Mumbai, and news coverage thereof, have got me thinking about big news events I remember having a significant impact online, or via online reporting. Maybe these are milestones in the evolution of news reporting. April… Read More

Who are you calling a journalist?

Many people have commented on the actions of Mayhill Fowler, who went to a fund-raising dinner for Barack Obama and later wrote about remarks Obama made there. (Today Jeff Jarvis commented on Michael Tomasky commenting about Jay Rosen… Read More

Discussion about EveryBlock

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… Read More

New guide for citizen journalists

From the Global Voices collective comes a nice guide that could be useful in journalism education as well as in numerous developing countries or other places with press constraints: Citizen Media: An Introduction (English, PDF, 489 KB) Other… Read More

Connecting people to people

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… Read More