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My advice to the New York Times? Copy Foursquare.

eMedia Vitals Jan 25, 2010

Daniel Bachhuber said: All of these ideas are smart. Specifically, Sean offers clever ways to use reader engagement with a website to build a profile of their interests and areas of expertise.

If Foursquare can turn going out for a burger into a competition, why can’t The Times do the same for in-depth news? Much like going out to dinner, reading the Times is a status symbol. My friends may see me going out every night on Foursquare and assume I’m a social butterfly. Those same friends can see the articles I’m reading in The New York Times and assume I’m an intellectual.

ideas, foursquare, New York Times, Journalism, community engagement, Newspapers

Guardian Launches Search Engine for Government Data

The New York Times Jan 21, 2010

Daniel Bachhuber said: It searches across the UK, US, New Zealand and Australian governments' data sites, and they also have a gallery of the 10 best visualizations and mash-ups built on top of the data.

The Guardian, Newspapers, innovation, gov 2.0, transparency, Governance

A breakthrough for the Times? Possibly.

Rebooting The News Jan 20, 2010

Daniel Bachhuber said: Content producers would bid to have their articles, images, videos, etc. appear next to related NY Times articles. Smart, intriguing subsidization idea.

ideas, Journalism, New York Times, business models, advertising

Hack to Hacker: Rise of the Journalist-Programmer

Gawker Jan 14, 2010

Greg Linch said: Good piece by Ryan Tate on this trend and an interestingly ironic affect programmers will likely have on journalists.

Shirky goes on to postulate that programming, as a craft, will become more democratized. In other words, journalists will do to programming what programmers' blogging platforms have done to journalism: saturate the industry with unpaid amateurs.

Media & Journalism, Media, Journalism, programming, hacker journalists, programmer-journalist, Clay Shirky, Coding

News media and college students: A match made in heaven?

10,000 Words

Brian Manzullo said: "The trend raises the question: are media organizations using college journalism students to fill the gap of traditional reporting and better serve local communities or are students being used as cheap labor?"

Media & Journalism, New York Times, student journalists, college journalism