Twitter Facebook MySpace LinkedIn Flickr - Share and Download Youtube videos Compassion in Action Breaking news pragmatically: Some reflections on silence and timing in networked journalism Speak only if it improves upon the silence. —Mohandas Gandhi Last week’s coverage of the events in Boston showed how much the networked press needs to better understand two things: silence and timing. The Internet makes it possible for people other than traditional journalists to express themselves, quickly, to potentially large audiences. The broadest definition of the networked press is a system that attends to, represents, circulates, and amplifies publicly meaningful perspectives. At best, the networked press told people important, time-sensitive information; it fostered empathy and thoughtful action; and it helped to create a sophisticated public ready to prosecute this tragedy and prevent future ones. To be sure, there were bright spots. But the biggest errors of the week — for legacy news organizations and social media users — happened when those who spoke might have been better off saying nothing at all. Silence I mean silence as the thoughtful absence of speech. Timing
How Tumblr is Changing Journalism Earlier this week we looked at the remarkable growth of Tumblr, a blogging and curation service that now gets over 12 billion page views per month. Tumblr is mostly used as a consumer curation tool - it's an easy way for people to re-post articles, images and videos. But Tumblr can also be used to power a news website. That's exactly what ShortFormBlog does. Launched in January 2009 by Ernie Smith from Washington D.C., the site publishes about 30 news soundbites a day. The concept behind ShortFormBlog is very simple: to publish really short posts throughout the day. The site publishes over 200 posts per week, an average of about 30 per day (higher on weekdays). The audience reaction and feedback - mostly via Tumblr, but also other social media such as Twitter - is a key part of the site. The Tumblr community is especially important. How Tumblr is Being Used ShortFormBlog uses a mix of Tumblr and Wordpress as its publishing platform. This is what their posting interface looks like:
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