We found 200 favorite tweets.
Medium starts to come into focus as a media company and platform, and it's impressive:
I love the NYT's newish, non-Snowfall longform format. (No pagination, non-distracting graphics, mobile friendly!)
10 Reasons Why You Should Use AngularJS - SitePoint:
Wrote about "restorative narratives" -- what they are & why they matter: +How they fit into 's goals.
Comments, suggestions welcomed on my beta site on media, . First notes on Rogers and Hockey Night in Canada.
NPR's doing a cool multimedia project on economics of making t-shirts. Worth time to explore: Kudos.
Print isn't dead -- but weekly print is untenable, given the costs of edit + production and the price of print ads:
Journalism nerds — or Anglophiles — only! A really, really good speech by Robert Preston of the BBC. Stay with it.
Those who've been there say small mkt, poor access to capital & difficulty in scaling quickly are the major obstacles. (1/2)
That's why I did "You Have a Right to Know" - YouTube series for journos on what to ask about polls.
Making compelling videos is hard. Master with a great perspective VIDEO
Some hard truths: 1) 20% of YouTube viewers click away within 10 seconds. On a video with 1m views, 200k only saw the preroll.
Have we hit rock bottom with local news yet? From my blog.
Tyee meets fundraising target of $100,000 (via )
Great advice RT Don’t kid yourself: being a freelancer means running your own business
Web video is the silver lining in Raju Narisetti's list of journalism's nine greatest challenges:
The "Paywall 2.0" push is hugely exciting, and all about mobile: (via basically everyone)
says he has hired 14 people so far. New blog launches in early 2014.
Newspapers, changing paradigms and defining priorities:
My Newspaper Extinction Timeline getting some big traffic today!
What It’s Like To Start A Digital Mag On Global Women’s Issues
John Paton says about paywalls what many of us, including me, has said for a while. They short-term at best.
The new street photography documentary: "Everybody Street" is now available. , you watched it yet?
Your "exclusive" is bullshit. By .
The right Rev. Waite preaches on how journalists can be good at math:
This clearly applies to journalism… when done right:
The New York Times has revenue of about $120 million a month. Twitter takes in $56 million a month. Also the Times has a profit.
"The public doesn’t consume photo stories because, for the last 40 years, nobody has improved the experience of consuming photo stories."
. and leave as part of company-wide management cuts
Can crowds fill the void left by defunct newspapers? Reflections on our experiments with locative crowdsourcing:
Vice Media Bulks Up News Division (via )
"Advice to young people trying to get into "
J-school prof shares her 5 favorite lessons from 's "Searchlights and Sunglasses"
WRT Ford : What does the insult "birds" mean in Toronto gang slang? An answer from a friend in the know
Fantastic piece on by about building systems for election results:
BREAKING: $TWTR closes at $44.90. That's a $31.2b market cap, 58.4x sales, 1505x adjusted EBITDA. Most expensive stock in tech. Wowza.
Andrew Sullivan reports that The Dish has met and surpassed its $800,000 revenue goal.
RT : Tips for editing video and create mobile apps -- with little or no technical skills required [VID]
Non-news developers, read this:
See if you can't imagine yourself in a newsroom. News needs you.
New myths in the era of the media quartet via
"Why Hyping Transparency Distorts Journalism Ethics" Points out that there are lots of other important values.
Interview: Steve McCurry On the Changing State of and the World -
How to Use iCloud: The Complete Guide -
From : Yellow Media posts lower revenues as move to slimmed down digital business continues
Giant 125+ year old Rhododendron Tree in Ladysmith, Canada
Ten words to cut from your writing now
14 best digital tools for journalists from ONA 13 | via
10 tips for the savvy environmental journalist
Spectacular. Congrats to . NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained
This piece changed my perception of the world around me. The Logic of Stupid Poor People via
An Open Letter to Music Journalists...
Beautiful story by about baseball and forgiveness (h/t ):
Knight report reminds me of that cruel saying: all media entities are non-profit, some by choice and others not :-)
MUST READ : If you have anything to do with media, read this : Is Glenn Greenwald the Future of News? :
Why it's time to rethink from the bottom up:
“: My digital journalism blog rubric or ”
thanks for sharing at the
Listen to our conversation with novelist and New Yorker staff writer George Packer here:
I've only just read the first few paragraphs of 's but I sense great epicness.
Good depth from Lauren Indvik: 'OC Register' President: It's a Mistake Not to Invest in Print via
Wow. This is amazing Internet storytelling. It makes Snowfall look old and outdated.
Universities need to let their barriers down and invite in the messiness of transformation
Some great advice here RT 15 Ways to Survive as a Freelancer
Canadians still picking up print newspapers, NADbank survey says, but how many are paying?
Because I'm a dick, a graphed Postmedia's revenue by quarter (numbers in thousands). NEWSPAPERS
Ira Basen on the Globe and Mail's $100,000+ "tribe"
Internal memo: Postmedia CEO on earnings
The complicated task of defining what a journalist is may come down to income, role and output
The Creative Process
1. This is awesome
2. This is tricky
3. This is shit
4. I am shit
5. This might be ok
6. This is awesome
Gannett report suggests newspaper industry will lose more than $1 billion in advertising this year |
"Journalism students don’t know how their careers will unfold." Truth. By
Outstanding apps for mobile journalists via
How I Built a News App for ONA13 via
Skills required for new TV journalists
Athens, Greece-based photog has been working on a project called "Shadows in Greece" for the past 2 years:
Honoured that you included our paper! RT Model syllabus re: reporting on a networked world: …
ASME Releases New Guidelines About Native Advertising | tip
Friday fun! RT : Journalists who want to code: we have a new list of resources for you!
We're getting the band back together. The (blog) Carnival of Journalism is coming back. Ideas from all over the world to improve journalism.
The Stool Pigeon Guide to Music Journalist Bullshit:
Why Glenn Greenwald’s new media venture is a big deal
Google gathers its tools for journalists in one place: "It’s really not about us."
A "thing" could be a graphic, a tweet or a long narrative, but the value needs to be crystal clear.
Is this article too long or too short? Why newspapers are writing the wrong articles for the web | The Media Briefing
. unveils new digital book & teaching tool on the major challenges facing journalism:
Interested in ? Here's the Storify from yesterday's chat. Lots of tips and strategies!
40% Of YouTube Traffic Now Mobile, Up From 25% In 2012, 6% In 2011
A must read for , colleagues: "Searchlights and Sunglasses: Chapter 1"
RT : Why every cancer cure claim needs scrutiny - by
New : Omidyar & the bottomless optimism of billionaire publishers
One Year Later, Medium Is Changing the Way Its Writers Write and Its Readers Read
Fun talk, worth watching. MT : One of best things about is sense of wonder he brings... VIDEO
The top 2 subheads that will make you laugh, then roll your eyes:
5 tips on how to teach successful MOOC in journalism based on the Knight Center’s Data-Driven Journalism
Risk and reward: Joi Ito on what news orgs could learn from tech companies about innovation via
This is quite enormous: THE THEORY OF PEAK ADVERTISING AND THE FUTURE OF THE WEB
Take It From an Ex-Journalist: Adapt or Die via (Message for higher education)
"The 1970s-style newspaper publishing process ... is dead."
Learned more in 3:44 than I did in school.
Project Reset: Pacific Newspaper Group wants to reset image for readers and employees
Hey journos and writers, check out , a free, fantastic and easy to use online portfolio:
Why tablet magazines are a failure
How-to: Sell Advertising on Your Blog:
This problem still consumes me, but I think we've come closer to new solutions this year
Confessions of a Newspaper Ad Exec via
The traditional media is not as traditional as you think
Gay Talese annotates “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold” with . Just wonderful:
Always read the terms and conditions. These rights-grabs sicken me. (Flipping the bird - )
Dan Gillmor is right -- newspapers and others could do much of what Circa can, but have shown little to no interest:
Canadian Geographic adjusts course with new sections - Masthead Online News
The commenters appear unimpressed with Conrad Black's assertion that newspapers can be revived
"Access is overrated" -- must-watch video of Jane Mayer getting the I.F. Stone Medal from :
Check out "It'll Be Better Next Year" multimedia piece by and published by .
Richmond City re-emphasizes English in Chinese sign conflict. This dispute is watched globally. via
Say good-bye to one-size-fits-all content and advertising. Personalization is arriving, says
Why you can't stop eating Doritos Locos Tacos
Good post from , who I don't always agree with, on bad decisions made by newspapers: ?
Newspaper self-destruction: edition: Executive bonuses and newsroom cuts do not go together
Gr8 news. Gr8 report RT : 2/3 of online local news startups reported revenues of less than $100K a year.
Political cover wraps disguised as articles may be the latest step in evolution of newspapers via ^tb
"The best journalists (and students) I know force themselves into uncomfortable situations when it comes to learning"
Local newspapers scramble for native advertising strategies ( via )
"CUT" a deep, interactive dive on illegal logging around the world launched by today:
Fix your story's bad beginning by first recognizing you have one:
Megan McArdle writes a piece on newspapers from the early 2000s
Never stop learning. That's the idea behind my Q&A series. My 1st friends to appear: &
Fascinating approach. Wrapping a MOOC: A Case Study in Blended Learning
Thanks Ryan! RT : Congrats to MA alumnus on launch of his new food discovery app
World's oldest newspaper to end print edition, go digital only
I've had several requests for our plagiarism quiz. You can take it here:
Not gonna lie: Miley Cyrus makes some good points in this excellent Rolling Stone profile:
Love these! New York Times launches weekly video series to highlight new findings in scientific research
Conrad Black: The newspapers strike back via
Memo: "We have had too many plagiarism cases recently in Digital First newsrooms," so now...
This story is c r a z y. RT : "I wanted to be a human before I was a reporter." huge mistake.
Sigh. "The unfortunate fact is that online journalism can’t survive without a wealthy benefactor or cat GIFs"
30 Tips To Be a Digital Storyteller via
How to read a scientific paper.... brilliant
surprises itself & the world: New president may take his country in new direction. Excellent
Tomato Can Blues. Narration, illustration, great journalism and storytelling.
Kudos to the team on launching Proof, 's new photo blog:
" 6 YouTube lessons for building better instructional videos" via
Academy Award-winning documentarian provides 5 golden rules of moviemaking: (RT )
University of Oregon students embrace iPad-only publication, challenge traditional storytelling methods:
For j-students everywhere: The five-word sentence as the gospel truth in the
[Feed] Data scraping tool for non-coding journalists launches
If you have any interest in the news media, it's worth reading to see how the last 3 decades led to today
NEWSPAPER CONSUMPTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE - Digital Journalism -
Here’s what you miss by only talking to white men about the digital revolution and journalism cc
The paradox of mass media journalism is you need broad attention to survive, but narrow focus to have effect.
“RT : 11 new academic studies and papers about things that can affect journalism and the news industry ”
If you want to see what Thompson had to say about y’all and NYT exceptionalism:
This really ought to be the official manual for . RT How To Use Evernote: The Unofficial Manual
+1000 "No matter how good your news organization is, most of the best journalism is being done somewhere else."
Bezos: "All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s." . Exactly.
“RT : Excellent! e.g. "Data requires context" RT : Nate Silver's 11 principles for data journalists
If you missed ’s brilliant Twitter analysis of “bomb, don’t bomb” Syria, run don’t walk to
“The ‘awayness’ problem” by in on “What Is Journalism, Really?”
New fees for international touring musicians threaten Vancouver clubs and live venues
For journalists: advice on how to film and edit videos on your smartphone
This HTML5 graphics tool looks VERY cool. Look at the gallery of newsies using it. CBC, LAT
Evolving Newsroom: Demanding readers require you to deliver more under a paywall
"Using Spundge To Build A WordPress Blogging Workflow" Great how-to written by a user!
Yay, two months and +600 commits later we finally released version 1.5 of our favorite charting tool .
Our ongoing exploration of the future of journalism education on
My data project : where city councillors and mayors have lived in Vancouver, & why that matters now.
Photojournalism has always had its fair share of highs and lows. Last month I reached a new low: [video]
ENDORSE. RT I'd love a news source that ignored everything happening now but followed up on 6 month old stories to show their truth.
By RT : New Book for Aspiring Data Journalists: ‘Getting Started with Data Journalism’
MT : Thank you for telling your INCREDIBLE story about breaking into mainstream pubs Inspiring.
Do journalism schools really need to be teaching hospitals?
These 'do what you love' preachers are full of shit - here's the truth
Great read from @AnnaWanderland: How journalists can improve their storytelling by embracing design thinking:
Journalism jobs are picking up "Job postings for journalists have jumped about 30% since 2009"
"Google released a 21-part short video series that introduces R." via @flowingdata/NICAR-L
VIDEO: Why all of your journalism students must be programmers:
As the print industry shrank, demand for journalists rose
A Cloverdale dance studio is starting up a program for dancers with special needs:
The de-newspaperization of America. By Will Bunch via
It needs to be said loudly and clearly: there is no law against public photography in Canada.
Here's a vewy scawy cautionary tale: How using Google Images can cost you $8,000
How to develop your narrative journalism skills: Helpful tips from our most recent career chat.
So great: 's on creativity and why change can't be planned but only recognized after the fact
On the Media (podcast): reporting and misreporting on medical science.
Postmedia's grisly quarterly report, and How I Killed Newspapers: Part One
First article looks like it's from the Vancouver Sun.RT : 22 Things Journalists Know To Be True
"...we in the media business have to look at Parker’s essay and concede that he has a point." Sean Parker is right:
On Story Board: The Born Freelancer discusses the inner workings of a successful collaborative writing partnership
The best way in the world to become a working videojouranlist. our new App NYVS
6 Creative Ways to Use Evernote via
Good write-up of our new social media course bringing together journalism and business students
.: U.S. has lost 31% of its journalism workforce since 2000. The result: more independent journalists.
A look under the hood of Vox Media's publishing platform, creating immersive longform journalism since 2011
Yep —> RT : .: The Company That Did Beautiful Longform Storytelling Before ‘Snow Fall’
"I Was Paid $12.50 An Hour To Write This Story" Excellent breakdown on freelance economy by h/t
The cliché finder. I thought this was an urban writers' myth:
How I believe stats should be taught via . I will attempt to teach a first class this way on Friday.
Writing students! Our cartoon video tutorials cover voice, structure, writer's block, tips from Nora Ephron, more TK.