Interesting links for Wednesday
11 February 2009 Reading Time:
What I’ve been reading today:
Multimédia : le NYT sait emballer ! – Fabrice Gontier see’s the NYTimes latest slideshow offering and wonders why the French are so far behind
A local Twitter tool for local journalists – A heads-up of a nice new tool for journos from John Thompson
Recovering Journalist: Who’s Doing Good Work in Online News? (Part 1) – “These are people who really do have good ideas for the future of news and advertising.”
Roy Greenslade: Johnston Press boss attacks local council papers – “Like so many beleaguered newspaper managers, despite a public commitment to digital media, Fry’s plea shows that he has yet to grasp that the clock cannot be turned back.”
Budding Journalists Use Twitter, Blogs to Open Doors – Alf Hermida does a great job of explaining why budding journos should get online.
Why Television Still Shines in a World of Screens – NYTimes.com – ” An audible book, however, requires the listener to mentally visualize the narrative. A video, even if no more visual than an author facing the camera, offers the appealing prospect of relief from such heavy lifting. ” or video is great because consumers are lazy.
QuickTime Pro to lose the ‘pro’? – Ian Douglas at the Telegraph with the great news that “Apple’s next version of itsOSX operating system, that comes with a version of QuickTime that doesn’t require you to go and buy the £20 upgrade”
Why the PCC is broken – a case study in trying to complain – Martin Belam shows in fine fashion why the PCC is borked
Five follows BBC, ITV with Mac-friendly online TV service – But Channel 4’s 4OD does not – ‘It’s Apples fault’ they say. No it isn’t if everyone else can do it
Chris Pirillo is wrong about best pocket video cameras – “The Flip Mino HD is the best of the bunch for most people and you can now ignore Chris Pirillo.” Video big dogs battle it out over the best pocket video cameras. Pick around the remains and there is good advice.
Why the Kindle will fail » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism – “the distribution model behind the Kindle is much more likely to be a success” Oh thank god, some sense on the Kindle will save publishing issue.
Flickr and geotagging: Part of the newsgathering model? | Journalism.co.uk Editors’ Blog – “A great resource for news organisations looking for new images and on-the-ground witnesses and contributors (just remember to respect Creative Commons licencing and attribution principles).”
Ideas that get in the way of saving journalism, Part 1 News Leadership 3.0 – ““saving newspapers” is not “saving journalism.” But if journalism is saved, you can bet many newsrooms will be along for the ride.” Amen. A nice think piece from Michele McLellan at the Knight Media center
Disagree with Andy on video ethics | News Videographer – Angela tackles my blasphemy over video directing
Create a code-free Google map with tabs in 3 steps | graphic designr – Does exactly what it says in the title
Newsgathering IS production IS distribution (Model for a 21st century newsroom pt.1 cont.) – “Newsgathering, production and distribution are often the same thing in an online environment” Paul expands on his excellent work on defining models for online practice