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Searching for happiness outside the newsroom

Washington News Council May 10, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: A roundup of what some ex-journalists in the greater Seattle area are up to. Note: They're all happy with their new gigs.

Media & Journalism, Journalism, seattle, life after journalism, career, job, jobs, seattle journalists

Top 10 Ways to Get Attention on Flickr, All New, Fresh and Updated for 2010

Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection May 11, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: Good advice for photojournalists, photographers or just casual photo-shooters looking to get their work out there.

Media & Journalism, Photojournalism, Photography, photo, flickr

Save Journalism? It's The Content, Kids

ANTHONY DeBARROS May 16, 2010

Greg Linch said: Always good to have such a reminder.

Unique content is a journalism organization’s most valuable currency. Width, depth and quality on a topic builds uniqueness. Uniqueness breeds reader loyalty. No one will pay you for something they can get free elsewhere. Trying to match “the pack” on stories that wire services and others already have covered pulls you away from achieving bullets 1 and 2. So, either find something unique to say or don’t bother.

Media & Journalism, Media, Journalism, Business, google, The Atlantic Monthly, content

Easy solutions to web production's most common problems

10,000 Words May 12, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: Embed documents, embed audio, resize photos, edit photos, turn data/spreadsheets into graphics and embed maps—all for free. It's a handy reference guide. (Oh, and don't use Flash.)

Media & Journalism, multimedia, multimedia tools, graphics, web production, documents, audio, photo, Photojournalism, free, 10000words, spreadsheets, data

The 7 Steps to Successful Infographics

MIX online Mar 25, 2010

Ryan Sholin said: A casual guide to getting started in infographics from a seasoned veteran of major newspapers.

Before you can visualize anything, you've got to make sure your material is clean, clean, clean and super-organized. If you don't have an obsessive-compulsive personality now is a good time to develop one.

Media & Journalism, Journalism, data, infographics, Newspapers, Design

West Seattle Crime Watch: Car thief steals cancer patient's lifeline

West Seattle Blog May 9, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: Check out this short post and the (longer) comment thread—it's proof that even the shortest posts and anonymous comments can make a huge difference.

Media & Journalism, Journalism, comments, anonymous comments, community, community engagement

If Journalism Were a Park

Save the News May 3, 2010

Greg Linch said: Jay Rosen compares two NYC parks -- Gammercy and Washington Square -- in a metaphor about modern journalism.

Rosen worries that in debates over the future of journalism, we are too quick to look for utopias. Neither Washington Square Park or the Internet are a utopia, but both are better for being open. We need to refocus our discussion about how to make journalism better, not how to make it perfect.

Media & Journalism, Media, Journalism, public, parks, metaphors, participatory journalism

Why the Media Ignored the Nashville Flood

The Gaggle (Newsweek) May 6, 2010

Paul Balcerak said: Excerpt: "... newsworthiness now seems to be determined less by what's most important than by what all those other media outlets are talking about the most."

Media & Journalism, Journalism, bias, msm, mainstream media, media bias, Nashville Flood, times square bomb, gulf coast spill, gulf coast oil spill

iPad Users Mostly Male, Love Photos [Y! Mobile]

ymobileblog.com May 6, 2010

Danny Sanchez said: From Yahoo's Mobile Blog: "As expected within the classic early-adopter profile, we identified a male skew in the 35-44 age group among these early users. In fact, among all users, men outnumber women 2:1." "the iPad Yahoo! user closely followed the interests on Yahoo! that we would suspect: Flickr, Finance, Sports and News" More results and charts at Y! Mobile Blog

Media & Journalism, mobile, ipad

PolitiFact Takes Lesson from Fast-Food Industry as it Franchises Fact Checking

Poynter Institute May 5, 2010

Greg Linch said: Nice update on PolitiFact, including an interview with editor Bill Adair and some hints at what's to come as they expand geographically and in who contributes to the work.

Media & Journalism, Media, Journalism, Politifact, St. Petersburg Times, Bill Adair