context: WikiTorial and CoWriting; see also "Web Sites That Dig for News Rise as Watchdogs" at NYTimes
"Breaking news? "Web Sites That Dig for News Rise as Watchdogs" NYTimes ... apparently the oligarchs are so comfortable now that they can let the yuppies' kidz nose through the actualities.
- Best Practices: Editorial/Commentary in Cyberspace - a meeting of approximately 30 U.S. newspaper editorial writers, part of the four-day seminar presented by the Knight Digital media Center of the USC Annenberg School for Communication in partnership with the National Conference of Editorial Writers.
- "Engagement and the 21st Centruy Newsroom: the Four Phases of Editorial Voice" (also PDF) - remarks by Bill Densmore, director of the Media Giraffe Project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; see also Densmore's post and "Newspapers must become information valets and gateways, not silos", both on his blog
- Audiences, Citizens and the Future of Journalism (PDF)
- Journalism That Matters Conference - Journalism That Matters Collaborative, the Media Giraffe Project, the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
- Background; Resources
- Journalism That Matters: The DC Sessions August 7 and 8, 2007; From Mainstream to New Media: Finding Common Ground to Grow Participatory Democracy January 11 and 12, 2007
- Journalism That Matters: The New News Ecology Meeting Report April 19-22, 2006
- An example of "highly interactive news website": The Journal Times Online
- The Elusive Challenge of Community Participation in the News Process at UCLA's Center for Communications and Community
- "Citizens need information" by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Council on Foundations
- WashingtonPost Mashup
- "The connections between journalism and technology", "Rich Gordon of Medill: $640,000 in Knight money"; Knight Foundation Scholarships at Northwestern.edu - "We are offering full scholarships to Medill's master's program in journalism ... to people with computer programming skills," says associate professor Rich Gordon. "The goal is, in essence, to try to create more Adrian Holovatys."
"The skills and insights that technology developers have are increasingly important to the analysis, delivery and accessibility of information needed in a democracy,” said Rich Gordon, who directs Medill’s program in new media journalism. “At the same time, the journalistic skills learned at a place like Medill can yield important ideas for applying technology in ways citizens will find relevant and engaging.
At Chicagocrime.org, people can investigate for themselves what kinds of crimes are most common in their neighborhoods. On the Web site for the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, people can look up property assessments, campaign contributions and help journalists identify government workers who are “double-dipping” by holding down more than one taxpayer-financed job. At Digg.com, users help each other find relevant news by selecting and voting for the articles they find most interesting. At WashingtonPost.com, visitors can search through databases of congressional votes, campaign contributions and Bill Clinton’s speaking fees.
Each of these examples is a significant technological achievement. Each also represents a marriage of journalism and technology – database development, application programming, interface design and search algorithms applied toward the goal of a better informed society. In the digital age, journalism is more than just reporting and storytelling. And technology is more than just business systems or inventory management or e-commerce. For people to discover and act upon the information they need to be citizens in a democratic society, journalism and technology must increasingly intersect."
- "Adrian Holovaty announced today that his groundbreaking chicagocrime.org site is being taken down and will now redirect to his new project, EveryBlock - CyberJournalist.net 31JAN08
- "Adrian Holovaty's new gig, thanks for $1.1 million in funding from the Knight News Challenge see EveryBlock.com - OnSquared.com 24MAY07
- "I'm thrilled to announce some huge news: I've been awarded a grant by the Knight Foundation, as part of the Knight News Challenge program. I'll be founding a Web startup, EveryBlock [...] The sad part of all this is that I'm leaving my job at washingtonpost.com." - Holvaty.com 23MAY07
- "Adrian Holovaty’s EveryBlock goes live" at Journalistopia.com 23JAN08
- "Seeking a new breed of techno-journalists" at Readership.org 23MAY07
- Holovaty on "A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change" (6SEP06) and also "Dynamic News Stories" at XML.com (17MAY06)
- "9 Ways for Newspapers to Improve Their Websites" by Todd Zeigler at BivingsReport 29AUG06
Not About Adrian
- "Thought for the weekend: Large-scale data analysis will not be a component of journalism in the 21st century, as it was with the CAR speciality in the late 20th. It will be the *core* of journalism. by Robert Niles at Online Journalism Review 10DEC07; also at OJR: "Editorial pages look to adapt as their communities converse online" and "Online usability questions that need answers"
- "Digging Deeper Web Focus Leads Newspapers to Hire Programmers for Editorial Staff" by Mark Glaser at [PBS "MediaShift" 07March07
- Visual Editors: blog and Ning
- more on infographics: "visual methods: information visualization design for the people!"; "information aesthetics"
- the MixedInk blog "online collaboration, the startup process, company news & other stuff" (upcoming beta-launch of MixedInk.com)
- "Open Source Ideas How Our Next President Should Use Participatory Media" 18FEB08 (at PBS MedisShift
- Matt Bai - articles at NYTimes, most of them part of the PrimaryArgument series
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