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Dan Gillmor (via @couve)

Dan Gillmor (via @couve)
You may have noticed – you could hardly miss it – the blizzard of anniversary stories last month about the fall of Lehman Brothers, an event that helped spark last year's financial meltdown. The coverage reminded me that journalists failed to do their jobs before last year's crisis emerged, and have continued to fail since then. It also reminds me of a few pet peeves about the way traditional journalists operate. So here's a list of 22 things, not in any particular order, that I'd insist upon if I ran a news organization. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. - If we were a local newspaper, the editorial pages would publish the best of, and be a guide to, conversation the community was having with itself online and in other public forums, whether hosted by the news organization or someone else. - Editorials would appear in blog format, as would letters to the editor. - We would encourage comments and forums, but in moderated spaces that encouraged the use of real names and insisted on (and enforced) civility. 6.

Espritblog - Ecrire pour le Web, formation soundslides, conseil éditorial. Une courte note pour signaler plusieurs ressources en pdf intéressantes, pour ceux qui seraient tentés de se lancer dans le journalisme multimédia. Si vous en voyez d’autres, n’hésitez pas à signaler vos sources dans les commentaires… Teaser : à noter au passage que le (forcément très bon ) livre de mon collègue d’Espritblog Fabrice Gontier (co-écrit avec Xavier Delengaigne) sort le 8 décembre : « Les outils multimédias du web », aux éditions CFPJ . 1. L’agence de production multimédia US publie sur son site plusieurs pdf très pratiques et très intéressants . Un tutoriel de Final Cut Pro (Tutoriel FCP ) Un super tutorial de compression vidéo pour encoder proprement un diaporama sonore ou une vidéo sans les massacrer. (Compression FLV ) Une liste de cadeaux de Noël multimédia (liste matériel idéal) 2. Gérarld Holubowicz est photojournaliste à New York. (photojournalisme et multimédia) 3. (guide reporter multimédia) 4.

Journalists Become Trainers & Coaches for Local Communities PPF Media has been getting a lot of international attention lately for its hyperlocal news project in the Czech Republic that is built around Starbucks-style "news cafes" in local communities. CEO Roman Gallo provided an update Friday at the 2015 Newsroom Conference, and the project seems to be working. Thirteen weeks after launch in four Czech regions, circulation of the paid-for weeklies is growing, as it web traffic. Editorial staff sit in the middle of the cafes, without walls or doors, allowing regular interaction with local residents. "The readers can go there and be in contact.," said Gallo. If the success continues, the company expects a year-long nationwide rollout of 220 weeklies, 89 news cafes and 700 websites. Bertrand Pecquerie, Director of the World Editors Forum, which organised the 2015 Newsroom Conference, said hyperlocal news was a clear trend for newspapers. "This is a total change for journalists," said Gallo.

L audience : le péché originel des sites d information | via @JeanAbbiateci @jl_delloro Bienvenue dans le monde du tout à l’audience. Toujours plus de visiteurs uniques. C’est le leitmotiv qui prévaut encore dans la plupart des sites Internet d’information des médias traditionnels. Cette fuite en avant explique en grande partie l’inadaptation économique actuelle de ces sites web. En dehors des pure players, ils ne parviendront pas à être rentables tant qu’ils n’auront pas construit une communauté d’internautes. A supposer que le journalisme reste leur fonds de commerce… Les querelles de chiffres pour savoir « qui a la plus grosse » (audience) prouve que le marché de la presse en ligne n’est pas arrivé à maturité. Souvenez vous, il y a encore deux ou trois ans, on estimait qu’un million de visiteurs uniques serait suffisant pour faire vivre une rédaction web de taille moyenne (20 à 30 personnes). Des recettes publicitaires par visiteur en baisse Le problème : les publicités sont et continueront d’être de moins en moins rémunératrices. Crédit photo : j ot.punkt

70 Percent of Journalists Use Social Networks to Assist Reporting (via @palpitt ) According to a new survey from Middleberg Communications and the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), as reported in PRWeek , 70 percent of journalists said they use social networks to assist in reporting (compared to 41 percent last year). This is a huge spike in one year, though it shouldn’t surprise any of us with all the lists of journalists using Twitter and other social networks. The survey also found that 69 percent of respondents go to company websites to assist in their reporting, while 66 percent use blogs, 51 percent use Wikipedia (wow), 48 percent go to online videos (double wow), and 47 percent use Twitter and other microblogging services (would have guessed higher on this one). A big part of this shift has to revolve around journalists having less help to do their jobs, while being required to produce more content across various formats in near real-time. When it comes to Twitter, 57 percent of journalists found this social medium to be credible.

Fast Flip va irriter plus d un éditeur - News Up ! Google a donc mis en ligne sa nouvelle application Fast Flip qui permet d’accéder à la Une des journaux avant d’accéder au contenu du journal si l’internaute le souhaite. L’offre actuelle concerne une quarantaine de partenaires de la presse américaine à qui Google a promis le partage de revenus publicitaires générés par ses écrans. Si le New York Times, le Washington Post ou la BBC font partie de la première offre de Fast Flip, des magazines comme Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie-Claire ou Newsweek sont également alliés à Google dans cette application. Nul doute que d’autres s’y ajouteront rapidement. En revanche, cette nouvelle initiative de Google de donner accès aux journaux et magazines en ligne aussi facilement en agrégeant l’information risque de faire grincer des dents chez certains éditeurs , notamment européens.

How investigative reporting makes use of the internet | Media More and more investigative reporters dig into stories using blogs or Twitter to link to documents, look for sources, and ask for hints With the help of reporting readers the political blog Talking Points Memo revealed the political pattern behind the sudden departures of United States attorneys in the Bush era, as readers accumulated evidence from around the country on who the axed prosecutors were. A blogpost by a Canadian living in China kicked off the reporting about contaminated pet food from the US brand Optima, which was then picked up by the Shanghai Times and later by the Associated Press. And the tweets that the Guardian journalist Paul Lewis sent out about his investigation regarding the death of Ian Tomlinson helped to collect material showing the involvement of the police in Tomlinson's death. Investigative reporting has changed with the internet as more and more reporters use it to get hints and help with fact checking.

Teaching Twitter at J-school A new course offering from DePaul University in Chicago will teach journalism students how Twitter can be used in the newsroom. The class's objective will be to instruct future journalists how to sift through all the information that is available through social media sites like Twitter, specifically as it relates to uncovering breaking news and verifying the authenticity of amateur sources. The course will be taught by alumnus Craig Kanalley, a digital news intern at the Chicago Tribune and founder of the web site Breaking Tweets, which manually aggregates tweets related to news stories. While an entire course dedicated to Twitter seems a bit excessive, there are certainly plenty of lessons to be learned for journalists using the microblogging site. DePaul also offers other courses related to new media and the changing landscape of the journalism industry, including classes in entrepreneurial journalism and reporting for converged newsrooms.

What Skills Will Future Journalists Need? Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at For the past two years, has been conducting interviews with top experts in journalism and media about the future of journalism. In my previous post for MediaShift, I offered a collection of views about where the industry and profession is headed. We recently began asking interviewees to outline what they see as the role and skillset of the journalist. The following are some of the best quotes from series: Vadim Lavrusik “What you are seeing is that journalists are having to be stretched a lot more with their skills … I think that the best way to categorize or describe today’s journalist would probably be somewhat of a multitasker and someone that is very, very determined [about] doing some serious storytelling. Related

The Journalist's Guide to Facebook Celebrities like Martha Stewart and Bill Gates might find Facebook high maintenance, but the world’s largest social networking site can be invaluable to journalists. Facebook gives reporters a means to connect with communities involved with stories, find sources, and generate leads. For media companies, Facebook is a way to build community and reach a larger audience. Journalists and the institutions they write for are finding Facebook to be an important resource in conducting the reporting that they do. Finding Leads on Facebook In April 2008, Ivan Oransky, who at the time was the managing editor, online, of Scientific American, joined Facebook. “Then I noticed a bunch of things about his profile page: A curious status line about having the worst month ever. Oransky assigned a couple of Scientific American reporters to chase down McGee and see what was up. Finding Sources on Facebook Shankman still uses a HARO Facebook fan page to post completed articles from those who used his service.

L invention de l enquête en live » Article » OWNI, Digital Journalism Un journaliste allemand va mener l'enquête sur la mort mystérieuse d'une jeune chanteuse en Grèce. Mieux, il va rendre compte au fur et à mesure de son investigation sur le site communautaire et participatif Tout commencera le 21 juillet 2010. À partir de cette date, les visiteurs du site allemand, pourront suivre la contre-enquête du journaliste Michalis Pantelouris, sur les circonstances du décès, en Grèce, d’une jeune chanteuse, Susan Waade. Il s’est engagé à mettre en ligne en continu les résultats de son travail, les documents qu’il trouvera, les vidéos de ses entretiens, etc. La chanteuse Susan Waade (D.R.) Dans la nuit du 25 au 26 juin 2007, la jeune chanteuse berlinoise Susan Waade [photo ci-contre] meurt dans des circonstances troublantes à Athènes, en Grèce. Trois ans après le drame, Michalis Pantelouris, reçoit un mail de Marion Waade, la mère de Susan, lui demandant en substance de reprendre l’enquête. À partir de là que faire ? Pour aller plus loin:

Can editors and reporters crack TechCrunch s real-time conundrum? One issue repeatedly crept into a roundtable discussion when FriendFeed, Google and other high-profile web companies met at Techcrunch’s Real-Time Stream Crunchup last week. Beneath all the tech talk, it appears that the recurring issue was the very same thing that journalists have solved on a daily basis: parsing a deluge of raw information to make it useful for public consumption. Information now arrives — and is instantly published — through various real-time streaming platforms like Twitter. Traditional print journalists had little to do with live streams, but social media is changing the newsroom, and this technological conundrum presents an opportunity for journalists to lead the way by applying their skills to filter the real-time web. Definition of “real time” When Steve Gillmor, podcaster and TechCrunchIT editor, asked panelists to answer a question he had heard during the daylong event — where is real-time going? Humans needed How important? So why should journalists care?

ReTweet: The Editor versus the Labour MP | Media It began with the Guardian's editor, Alan Rusbridger, linking to a Daily Mail story on Twitter. The Daily Mail's Stephen Glover accused the Guardian and the BBC of co-ordinating an attack on Gordon Brown and the Labour government. Rusbridger said on Twitter: Daily Mail obsessed with idea of Guardian 'putsch' (in collusion with BBC?). It's not uncommon for Rusbridger to comment on articles in the media or in the Guardian on Twitter and, as is common on the micro-blogging service, people often reply to him. arusbridger: Daily Mail obssessed with idea of Guardian "putsch" (in collusion with BBC?). Guardian Technology editor Charles Arthur joined the fray responding to Watson's comment that newspapers should report and not make the news by asking, "was Ian Tomlinson video and Tax Gap series/Barclays tax documents reporting the news, or making it?"

People Spend More Than Half Their Day Consuming Media | via @niemanlab Thanks to laptops and smartphones, the pace of consumption has changed more in last two years than in the 30 years before it What a difference two years make. More has changed in media consumption over the last two years than in the 30 years that proceeded it, Bruce Friend, president of Ipsos OTX MediaCT said at the TheWrap’s Grill Conference on Monday night. Citing a new Ipsos OTX study of 7,000 online consumers ages 13 to 74, Friend said that thanks to smartphones and laptops, people are now spending one-half of their waking days interacting with media, and have increased their media consumption by an hour per day over the last two years. That’s more time than they spend working or sleeping. “Communicating is now entertaining, and entertainment is communication,” Friend (photographed at TheGrill by Jonathan Alcorn) told TheWrap earlier in the day. And this rabid consumption only stands to intensify as second-generation devices become more ubiquitous.

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