E-media tidbits — favorites from the past

Rob Curley Enters Stage Left at WPNI

Now, Rob is headed to Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive (WPNI) on Oct. 2 as vice president of product development. I couldn’t be more pleased to have Mr. Curley in the neighborhood.

Documentary Shines Light on Citizen Journalism

Chat with “Long Tail” Author Chris Anderson

What Digg Can Do for Your Web Traffic

Jay Rosen on “The People Formerly Known as the Audience”

On June 27, NYU professor Jay Rosen published a bluntly worded clarion call to mainstream media organizations: The People Formerly Known as the Audience

Excerpt: “We feel there is nothing wrong with old style, one-way, top-down media consumption. Big Media pleasures will not be denied us. You provide them, we’ll consume them and you can have yourselves a nice little business.”

A Print Reporter Does Multimedia

Training Citizen Journalists: News Industry’s Responsibility?

Innovative Blog Design

A Grand Citizen-Journalism Experiment in Bluffton

The Scary Fragility of Digital Archives

If you’re old enough to remember using WordStar, the most prominent word-processing program (long before Microsoft Word) in the early days of computers, you can understand this conundrum: Digital archives are much more fragile than good old paper archives.

Preparing for Future by Clinging to the Past

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the February/March issue of American Journalism Review has an important article about the Washington Post‘s print circulation slide and efforts to stem it (by senior writer Rachel Smolkin), “Reversing the Slide.” If you care about the future of news, read this.

OJR: Online Journalism Falling Short of Its Promise

Today, Online Journalism Review published an excellent analysis by Nora Paul, director of UMN’s Institute for New Media Studies. In ‘New News’ retrospective: Is online news reaching its potential?, Paul revisits perspectives offered a decade ago at Poynter’s first New News Seminar about where online journalism might be heading, vs. where we’re at today.

She focuses on the outcome to date of these early prognostications: the limitless newshole (the opportunity to present all information gathered), additional depth and context, hyperlinking from and between news stories, and increased reader-reporter interaction. Paul notes that for the most part, news organizations (…)

An Eyetracking Blog

Greg Edwards of Eyetools (the company that did the heavy lifting on Poynter’s Eyetrack III study last year) has started a blog about eyetracking and Web design. (Eyetracking is simply tracking the path of the human eye as it reads or views something and analyzing the resulting data.)┬áIf you care about online design, you’ll want to add this one to your bookmarks (or add the blog’s RSS feed).

An Indicator of RSS Use by Newspapers

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