Chris O'Brien said: Schaffer wrote: "Last weekend, J-Lab tested this idea on a group of young journalists who gave up their Saturday to join what turned out to be a robust and animated conversation about “Re-Imagining Journalism.”
Chris O'Brien said: Jim Brady: "Well, it was probably getting the Channel 7 folks to understand and support what it is TBD was doing on the web, and to be truthful, I don’t know that we ever did while I was there… Frankly, it’s a battle I’m not interested in fighting anymore. I want to be somewhere where everyone is pulling the same direction, a direction set clearly and uncompromisingly by senior management. That wasn’t the case with TBD and Channel 7."
Chris O'Brien said: Josh Korr clarifies some definitions of gamification terms: "But I want to clarify something about the term “game mechanics,” which I think is being misused — or at least oversimplified — in the gamification discussion. Without understanding the term’s fuller context, there’s a risk of masking the challenges of gamifying the news."
Chris Amico said: Sad to see another journalism program die, but if no one's taking the classes, it's time to go.
Those programs are defined as majors that failed to produce an average of at least 10 graduates in each of the past three years.
Chris O'Brien said: GigaOm raises more money. Om writes about the future of his blog empire.