A visual, tagged database of Election Night screen grabs

One of our doctoral students spent Election Night grabbing screen captures from 98 different news Web sites, from about 11:30 P.M. EST until almost 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. The fruits of his labor are viewable at Iterasi, a… Read More

Blogging journalists see payoffs

Paul Bradshaw conducted a survey of 200 blogging journalists about — what else? — blogging. He’s posted his results in four parts (with three parts still to come): Context and methodology Blogs and news ideas: “The canary in… Read More

Social media, YouTube, and mwesch

I came up with a “reading” assignment for my grad students that would give us a good basis for a discussion about user-generated video. You can see it here: The mwesch Assignment (feel free to copy it). I… Read More

Step up, you journalism researchers

From the Online News Association conference: If academics want to play a leading role in “research and development” for the news industry, he [Paul Volpe, the deputy politics editor at washingtonpost.com] said we needed to be the ones… Read More

Online journalists more optimistic than other journalists

Note to self: Use this March 2008 report from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press for discussion in classes (see summary). Overall, internet journalists have more positive impressions of internet-driven innovations than do journalists… Read More

‘On a different wave length’

Fact-checking is usually a dry and thankless task, vital to honest journalism, but generally not interesting enough to discuss in casual conversation. PolitiFact may be changing all that …

Wiki journalism: If it works, use it

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… Read More