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Slash? Backslash?

Another goodie from XKCD, which is on a roll of late:

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Automated Sports Reporters Coming This Summer [ReadWriteWeb]

From ReadWriteWeb: “Make room on the bleachers, the robot reporter wants to sit down and watch the game. Sports statistics company StatSheet says it will have technology ready this Summer to turn statistics for hundreds of small college basketball games … Continue reading

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5 Must-Read Online Media Books

As I stared at my bookshelf this evening, I got to thinking about the books I most often recommend to online journalism colleagues and workshop participants. I figure my pals in the blogosphere might find such a list useful as … Continue reading

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10 Things Online Editors can do to Save Their Jobs

Learning the skills to “do it yourself” can help you keep your online media job in these tough times and possibly get you an even better gig. [Photo by Tommy Huynh] If you’re a web worker at a news site, … Continue reading

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How to Save Your Online Clips

Count on the fact that some of the journalism work living on your news site will go up in smoke. To protect yourself, make sure you’re keeping digital copies of your portfolio. [Photo by Mr. Peebles] Journo/developer Joe Murphy has … Continue reading

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25+ of Danny’s Favorite Multimedia Tools

Many handymen have a favorite wrench or drill they adore and always keep with them. Well, journo-geeks are no exception. Below is a shortlist of more than 25 of my favorite (and mostly free) multimedia tools. I put together this … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Monitor Your News Competition Online

Being a sharp online editor means keeping a close watch on your competitors. [Photo by Pkabz] Do you want to explain to your editor why you didn’t know about the huge news that’s been on your competition’s site for more … Continue reading

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A Hilarius Ode two Copy-editors

An excerpt from Washington Post writer Gene Weingarten’s ode to copyeditors: “The inessentialness of copy editors is underscored by the advent of sophisticated spellchecking systems which have introduced a hole new level of error-free proofreading. No longer can we say … Continue reading

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National Writers Workshop early bird registration ending

The National Writers Workshop is an excellent way to be inspired and get fantastic advice from some of the industry’s best scribes — all for a price that won’t break the training budget. I’ve attended the workshop in Fort Lauderdale, … Continue reading

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Webby Award winners announced (with news organization list)

Just announced: 2008′s Webby Award winners! The Webby Awards picks through the best of the Web and grants awards in more categories than you can shake a stick at. I’ve pored through the list and extracted the winners from news-related … Continue reading

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An opinion on media objectivity

Steve Outing’s recent column titled “Climate Change: Get Over Objectivity, Newspapers” has resulted in a firestorm of nasty e-mails and postings, according to Outing in his blog. An idealist would say objectivity arose from a desire to have an enlightened, … Continue reading

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National Writers’ Workshop in Fort Lauderdale

Fresh from my inbox: Registration for the National Writers’ Workshop in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is open! The workshop, hosted by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, is part of a series by the Poynter Institute with six stops across the United States. … Continue reading

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