All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘journalism’
It’s important to remember that what we understand journalism to be now isn’t always what journalism was, not even close, if you take it back to its green beginnings. How it is now, the format and structure of it was born of certain logistical necessities related to print, and later, broadcast; but media is changing, and in a big way, again.
A popular South African columnists not just reduced the blogosphere to a concert hall of air guitar players (which is pretty funny, you got to admit), but placed anonymous blogger "wackos" in a camp with the Virginia Tech shooter – and not so much in the metaphoric sense.
That "Left," the code-named blogger behind StockLemon.com (which is now CitronResearch)doesn’t have many friends in the financial world isn’t what’s important. What is important that Left becomes the first blogger to be protected by Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) laws, at least in California. And The Munchkin Man (to be discussed later) isn’t happy.
Topix, the local news aggregator that is owned by several big U.S. newspaper chains (Gannett, The Tribune and McClatchy), is doing what amounts to a relaunch of the site and adding “citizen journalism” or social media to the mix, as well as moving to a dot-com domain (it used to be dot-net). Founder and CEO Rich Skrenta — who describes on his personal blog how this came out of an attempt to “de-suckify” the site — has a blog post at Topix about the changes, and says:
The relationship between a reporter and a company he (or she) is trying to write about is… well, complicated.
In some cases, it’s like two hostile nations trying to meet at Camp David, with each side compiling as much information — secret and otherwise — about their adversary, and each side trying to read between the lines to find out what the other party really meant. And sometimes those files get leaked, as they did in the case of Wired writer Fred Vogelstein.
An experienced public relations firm can be just what the doctor ordered when you’re trying to inject a positive message about a new product or service into the collective consciousness of the media. There are rare occasions, however, when PR professionals make the kind of mistakes that you just can’t help but laugh at.
The Knight Foundation has launched a website aimed at helping “citizen journalism” or community media operations find resources and best practices.
Called the Knight Citizen News Network, it’s managed by J-Lab — the Institute for Interactive Journalism — with content created in part by Dan Gillmor of the Center for Citizen Media and by Amy Gahran of I, Reporter (as well as Right Conversations and the Poynter Institute’s E-Media Tidbits).
When blogs first hit the scene, there were many who passed the practice off as ‘just another Internet trend’ and doomed the medium to failure before it ever got off the ground. Years later, blogging is still around – and it’s rapidly joining the ranks of mainstream media as a source of breaking news.
PRWeb CEO David McInnis in responding to my prior post about direct-to-consumer press release services is saying that there is nothing sacred or holy about journalism anymore.
At the turn of the 20th century, citizen journalism (then referred to as a letter to the editor) was considered an innovative and progressive idea. Giving the reader a voice in the news was unheard of at that point. Fast-forward a hundred years (give or take), and take note of the web log, the brave and testy incarnation of a new millennium.
Note to Steve Gillmor: thanks for the support. He writes: “This may seem like so much inside baseball to most of you, but this has been building for a long time….
Jerry Swerling has more than 30 years of experience as a senior-level communications professional and educator. Today he serves in two capacities.
I read Molly Wood’s Inside tech journalism: the NDA game with great interest for two reasons.
PR Face2Face is a special series of interviews with the top public relations and publicity professionals in the country, as well as with people involved in the public relations world. The ninth installment is Dan Gillmor, founder of Grassroots Media Inc.
San Jose State University journalism professor Richard Craig jumps into the blogs-vs.-journalism debate with a well-reasoned op-ed piece appearing in today’s San Jose Mercury News. Craig wins points by noting the whole debate is specious, but goes on to explain why.
PR Face2Face is a special series of interviews with the top public relations and publicity professionals in the country, as well as with people involved in the public relations world. The first part of the fifth installment is David Kistle, the current chairman of IABC.
Andreas Cervenka, Affrsvrlden, was working at Sweden’s largest daily during the boom and saw a demand for tomorrow’s news today, so he started his own new media venture.
Jason Salas, a newsanchor with KUAM in Guam, writes that newspapers are on their last legs thanks to the rise of blogging and citizen journalism.
Can Wikinews revolutionize journalism the way Wikipedia did encyclopedias … CNET interviews Wikimedia co-founder Jimmy Wales to find out.
Dan Gillmor announced last night that he is leaving the San Jose Mercury News next month to work on a citizen-journalism project.
What does a 21st Century media company look like? What should it embody and who, if anyone … or maybe that’s everyone, will run it?
The NewsMarket, an online platform PR pros use to deliver broadcast-standard news video to television journalists, launched a blog for the media community called NewsBluntly.