Digital journalism Fewer barriers to entry, lowered distribution costs, and diverse computer networking technologies have led to the widespread practice of digital journalism. It has democratized the flow of information that was previously controlled by traditional media including newspapers, magazines, radio, and television. A greater degree of creativity can be exercised with digital journalism when compared to traditional journalism and traditional media. The digital aspect can be central to the journalistic message or not, and remains within the creative control of the writer, editor, and/or publisher. Overview There is no absolute agreement as to what constitutes digital journalism. History
A jigsaw not a House of Cards 3.6 Beta 4 This is the blog post I was never going to write, its about climate change. This post will contain pretty much no science, if you're interested in that then I've put some references at the end. Instead this is a post about my personal journey with anthropogenic global warming (AGW). So why did I decide to write this now? A couple of reasons really: the Copenhagen Climate Summit is next week but mainly climategate, the publication of leaked e-mails and data from University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit.
Six Must-Know Online Resources for Journalists « Communicate: The Diederich College of Communication blog Posted by the Diederich College of Communication It’s no longer enough to just be a great writer; today’s well-prepared journalist must be well-versed (if not fluent) in using social media and emerging multimedia technology to gather sources and get the story out to the public. Luckily, there are some helpful resources designed to help navigate the new frontier of journalism in the digital age. Below are six must-know websites for anyone working in the profession.
Seven Levels of Photography Home Donate New Search Gallery Reviews How-To Books Links Workshops About Contact The Seven Levels of Photographers I summarize this into 2 levels here. © 2005~2012 KenRockwell.com Also in French Italian German Spanish Dutch Portuguese Czech Polish Russian Hungarian Ukrainian Turkish Thai Chinese read the seven levels of artists here and the seven levels of surfers here. November 2012 Better Pictures Nikon Canon Fuji LEICA All Reviews Hyperlocal Journalism - What is Hyperlocal Journalism? Hyperlocal journalism, sometimes called microlocal journalism, refers to coverage of events and topics on an extremely small, local scale. An example might be a website that covers a specific neighborhood or even a particular section or block of a neighborhood. Hyperlocal journalism focuses on news that would usually not be covered by larger mainstream media outlets, which tend to follow stories of interest to a citywide, statewide or regional audience. For instance, a hyperlocal journalism site might include an article about the local Little League baseball team, an interview with a World War II vet who lives in the neighborhood, or the sale of a home down the street.
Zoonomian 3.6 Beta 4 I’ve just finished Richard Dawkins’s self-narrated audiobook of An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist, where, introducing a task given to him by his research supervisor Niko Tinbergen, related to nature versus nurture aspects of animal behaviour, he makes special mention of the White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys nuttalli). As it happens, earlier this Read More… 48 Examples of Excellent Layout in Web Design Beautiful graphics and colors are great and play a big part in web design, but most would agree that the backbone of a solid user experience is the layout. After all, what good is all of the eye candy if one can not easily read and digest the content. There is nothing better than opening a perfectly organized and readable website – a page where the layout invites you to browse the site’s content. There are several ways to organize and put together a nice layout for your website, and here we’ll show some examples of sites that use grids, columns and blocks to showcase their content. Superawesome leids film festival
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Citizen Journalism - What Is Citizen Journalism? What Is Citizen Journalism? Put very simply, citizen journalism is when private individuals do essentially what professional reporters do - report information. That information can take many forms, from a podcast editorial to a report about a city council meeting on a blog. It can include text, pictures, audio and video.
Torrent Sites Get Feedback from RSS Inventor RSS and BitTorrent are a great match, but despite the good fit between the two technologies there is no standardized format for BitTorrent feeds. Much to the surprise of many torrent site owners, RSS inventor Dave Winer has offered a helping hand to fix this problem. For those not familiar with the term, RSS is an acronym for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. It’s a really convenient mechanism which allows you to receive regular automated updates from your favorite sites. Most news sites have RSS feeds that let you automatically receive updates when a new article is published. Similarly, most BitTorrent sites also publish RSS feeds for their content, allowing users to download or receive notifications on new torrents without having to search for files manually.
“A Small Industry Sitting Atop a Huge Hobby” – Novelr - Making People Read Here’s a heretical thought: suppose we never find a way for making money from online fiction? I was walking back from campus the other day with Yipeng (who’s the technical lead for Pandamian, by the way, and is generally sharp about such things) and he asked me: “Is there any way to make money from … this web fiction thing?” I paused for a bit, thinking about where to begin. 4 Traits of an Effective (or Obsessed) Community Manager Photo Credit: Niall Kennedy Last week one of my friends on Twitter, Brett Mickelson, tweeted at me in response to my blog post “Why Newspapers Need Community Managers.” He asked me to talk about what news organizations should look for in someone that they’re considering hiring in a community management-type role. I told him that I would write about it soon.
30 Top Web Designers On Twitter If you want to connect with some great web designers / freelancers on twitter, then look no further. Below I have rounded up 30 top web designers on twitter. Some of their tweets are humorous, inspirational, and can be very useful such as some tips and tricks they tweet about. There is some great design tweeting coming from all of their profiles, so be sure to follow your favorites. Remember to check out our Twitter Profile!