[The Journalism Iconoclast](http://patthorntonfiles.com/blog/?p=117)
“Figure out what needs to be changed and why. A good place to start is by asking your users — the people you’re supposed to be serving.” So says Pat Thornton
[Why journalists need to understand technology « Reportr.net](http://reportr.net/2008/01/09/why-journalists-need-to-understand-the-backend/)
“Editors and journalists should take an active interest in learning about the systems that are going to enable them to create new forms of digital journalism.”
[Learning from TV news « Advancing the Story](http://advancingthestory.wordpress.com/2008/01/09/learning-from-tv-news/)
Finally! A newspaper editor has acknowledged that “still folks” can actually learn something from TV photojournalists.
[Sir Trevor McDonald fires warning at BBC news | Media | guardian.co.uk](http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/jan/10/tvnews.itv?gusrc=rss&feed=media)
Sir Trevor McDonald says “We’re not in this to lose”. We will find betterer news than you will. Give me strength!
[Journalism jobs and news from Holdthefrontpage.co.uk](http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/NEWS/2008/01JAN/080110RAPE.SHTML)
The Express and Echo in Devon is going to start ‘live’ coverage of a rape trial. Interesting experiment but Im not sure about the choice of subject.
“2008 will be all about mobile – to a far deeper extent than most yet recognise.” I agree but not in the UK
[EDITORS’ CODE OF PRACTICE COMMITTEE | THE CODEBOOK](http://www.editorscode.org.uk/the_code_book.html)
The Editors’ Codebook is the official handbook that sets the Editors’ Code in context. It brings together the Code and the case-law developed through years of PCC adjudications.
[What type of RSS newsfeeds do you serve your readers? | editor on the verge](http://www.yonigreenbaum.com/index.php/20080109/what-type-of-rss-newsfeeds-do-you-serve/)
“The debate over partial versus full RSS feeds is far from new, but is just as relevant today. And as more newspapers, thankfully, offer RSS feeds, the issue is worth reexamining.”
[Black Star Rising – Video at Newspapers Is About Profits, Not Storytelling](http://rising.blackstar.com/video-at-newspapers-is-about-profits-not-storytelling.html)
“As a journalist, I am not comfortable with any story or endeavor I am asked to do for the sake of ‘making a profit.'” And a better defintiion of the impasse the industry is heading to you couldnt get.