Monthly Archives: April 2007

Online journalism bloggers on Virginia massacre

A roundup of some online journalism bloggers’ posts regarding today’s shootings: [UPDATE] Poynter’s Al Tompkins has links to all sorts of excellent coverage: http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=2&aid=121541 Steve Outing: Social networking plays a role in another big story Bloggers Blog: Blogs, Cell Phones … Continue reading

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Legal advice for bloggers, citizen journalists

The Online Journalism Review has an excellent article with some practical legal advice for bloggers. The article discusses the case of videoblogger Josh Wolf, as well as some of the legal implications of a blogger code of conduct. But here’s … Continue reading

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ONA conference registration opens

See below for an update from the Online News Association regarding this year’s ONA conference in Toronto. See you all there! And don’t forget your passport: Online News Association Annual Meeting in Toronto, October 17 – 19 You can now … Continue reading

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WSJ: McClatchy to abandon Tribune-Gannett deal, join with Yahoo

The McClatchy newspaper group is backing out of an online ad partnership with Tribune and Gannett to join a rival group of companies partnering with Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the WSJ: “McClatchy’s decision means Tribune and … Continue reading

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USAToday site traffic jumps 21% after redesign

Traffic at Gannett’s redesigned USAToday site has spiked by 21%, according to data from Nielsen and this report from Editor & Publisher. From the article: USA Today said the number of registrations jumped 380% over February, and that readers are … Continue reading

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Nielsen’s top newspaper Web site ratings

In case any of you missed it, Editor & Publisher recently released Nielsen/NetRatings data on the top newspaper sites. The list is a great snapshot of who is rocking the page views, unique visitors and time spent on the site. … Continue reading

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360 degree photo tutorial

Check out this nifty tutorial on how to create “3D” images and animations using nothing more than a camera, tripod and a homemade spinning plate. Surely there is some use for this technique with Flash news infographics. Lifehacker offers some … Continue reading

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Editors discuss Poynter Eyetrack 2007 study

More details emerge about the Poynter Institute’s much-heralded Eyetrack 2007 study after a week-long seminar in St. Petersburg, Fla. From the article: “It turns out [readers] will stay even longer when reading online. The editors were also pleased to hear … Continue reading

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Webby Awards nominees announced

The 2007 Webby Awards nominees have been announced. Here are the nominees some of the categories related to news organizations. From the list: For Best Copy/Writing: HowStuffWorks http://www.howstuffworks.com HowStuffWorks Newyorker.com http://www.newyorker.com/ New Yorker Magazine Salon.com http://www.salon.com Salon Media Group, Inc. … Continue reading

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The Onion: Most E-Mailed List destroying New York Times morale

Exactly why is that story about the kitties at the top of the Most E-mailed List? The Onion parodies the newsroom tension and puzzlement surrounding most e-mailed lists with its very funny spoof on jockeying at the New York Times … Continue reading

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It’s all about You, You, You

Slate’s Christopher Hitchens published a clever column today about how American society has latched onto the words “you” and “your” in much of its marketingspeak. And we in the media are guilty as charged too, now that we’re constantly asking … Continue reading

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Sports organizations crack down on blogging, online photos

The New York Times reports on a crackdown by the organizers of the Pan American Games against blogging during the two weeks of competition. In addition, the International Rugby Board is also attempting to limit the number of online photos … Continue reading

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