Monthly Archives: March 2008

Knight News Challenge runner-ups announced

The Knight Foundation announced its list of best runner-ups for this year’s Knight News Challenge. Here, you’ll find proposals for community content management systems, initiatives to prevent censorship, geo-reporting and much more. The winners will be announced May 14 at … Continue reading

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Journalistopia Cartoon: March 30, 2008

Image URL: http://journalistopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/cartoon-05-27-07-ussprint.jpg Here’s some advice from OJR’s Robert Niles on how to keep your journalism job. NAA report on huge newspaper revenue declines here. Online currently represents 7.5% of newspaper ad revenue, according to NAA.

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Serious trouble

Editor and Publisher reports today that we’re all spectacularly screwed: The newspaper industry has experienced the worst drop in advertising revenue in more than 50 years. According to new data released by the Newspaper Association of America, total print advertising … Continue reading

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New Google search feature raises news site eyebrows

The New York Times reports on a new search feature from Google that is causing concern among some publishers. Google unveiled an easier search-within-a-site feature, which allows a user to circumvent a news site’s built-in search. From the Times story: … Continue reading

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Nielsen releases top February sites

Nielsen released its February newspaper site audience ratings on E&P: The hot list: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (up more than 100%), Philly.com (up 77%) and Newsday (up 91%). The downers: The Houston Chronicle (down 18%), and the San Diego Union-Tribune and … Continue reading

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MultimediaShooter is resurrected

After a hack attack that would have devastated lesser journos, Richard Koci Hernandez and crew are back in action with MultimediaShooter. If you haven’t yet, go check it out for one of the best sites out there about news video … Continue reading

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Searching for blogs in español

Journalistopians, I have a small request: I’m looking for interesting blogs about online journalism and/or design written in Spanish, and I could use your help. If you know of any blogs that fit the bill, please drop a comment with … Continue reading

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Sneak peek: the future of Google Maps

So you think that Google Maps doohickey you built is really cool? Well, you might have to get your map game to the next level because Google Maps is exploring some seriously interesting data layers for their maps application: Google … Continue reading

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An easy guide to search engine optimization for blogs

If you’re wanting to gain a better understanding of how to optimize blogs for search engines (or what some, like myself, like to call “getting some Google Juice”), look no further than SEOBook’s free Blogger’s Guide to SEO. Being a … Continue reading

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SXSW video is online

Head on over to the conference site for South by Southwest (SXSW) for free video from the media and entertainment conference. You’ll want to particularly peruse the Interactive Coverage. And yes, the much-maligned Zuckerberg/Lacy interview is there too. I wasn’t … Continue reading

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PSA: Back up your blogs

Don’t live in fear of a blog meltdown. Make a backup. Photo: U.S. National Archives This isn’t an online journalism post, but a Public Service Announcement to fellow bloggers. A few journalism-related blogs I read regularly have gone down recently, … Continue reading

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The worst TIME magazine covers ever

Perhaps a well-placed lolcat caption can redeem this 1981 TIME magazine cover… Usually I try to spotlight stuff that news organizations are doing right, but there’s also much to be learned from the downright horrific. So check out TIME’s humorous … Continue reading

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