Are we ready for the future news consumer? – A really interesting round up of research on news consumers – “We need to find ways to make online news appealing to both Net-Newsers and Integrators – perhaps even to Traditionalists”
User-generated content as a form of newsgathering – Alf has a useful round up on the development of UGC via the BBC’s Pete Clifton. I think Alf’s last point about Multimedia is an interesting one. What’s the value of that word in the changing media landscape?
Teaching Journalism Today – Thought provoking stuff on how and what we should teach in J-schools “The best journalism teachers are the ones who understand that talking is not teaching. The best journalism students are the ones who realize that listening is not learning.”
Couch Potatoes Sprout – Group citizen journalism is emerging in local communities as mainstream media reduces its reporting ranks. This book describes how community group journalism operates at adult and youth levels..
The biggest deal for online video this year – “Anyone interested in video on the web – and particularly making money from video on the web – should pay close attention to the partnership between MTV and MySpace” I agree with Paul. But what’s the bet that a number of msm companies try and develop something themselves.