Google CEO says paid online content won’t work for general news – Editors Weblog – According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, publishers of general news will find it hard to charge for their online conten quot;In general these models have not worked for general public consumption because there are enough free sources that the marginal value of paying is not justified based on the incremental value of quantity,quot; Reuters quoted him as saying. quot;So my guess is for niche and specialist markets … it will be possible to do it but I think it is unlikely that you will be able to do it for all news.quot;
Online Audio Editor : Myna – Good grief. This aviary stuff just gets more and more useful. This time an online editor. This cloud is getting more and more silver by the day
The 5 Big Myths Of Social Media – quot;some of the myths..some thoughts on why they are simply myths and what your brand can do to get past themquot; And if the word Brand puts you off there, remember, you are a brand online
The Web At A New Crossroads – A post that looks at the history of the web and where it may take us. But this is no dry history lesson. This is more a history of the approach to getting information online. A great post
Twitter Hastag search – Yes, a hashtag search, but one with a difference. This one quot;Returns an HTML table of tagged tweets that you can paste into a spreadsheet for analysis or archivingquot; Great stuff
Technolo-J : Using social media to improve our readers’ experience – quot;We need to learn more about our readers and be willing to interact with them. We can no longer simply speak to our community; we have to be a part of the community. And that#039;s only possible by understanding and participating on these sites.quot; I Agree, but only up to a point. Many of the communities we should engage with are not visible online. We should get out there and get along side them. Then, perhaps, help them get online.
Teaching Online Journalism » What’s your strategy for your online work? – A great post by Mindy about working out why you do what you do online and what you want to get from it should be linked. quot;So whether you’re writing a blog, or tweeting, or posting Delicious bookmarks (I mark many of my bookmarks personal, or “not shared”), or lifestreaming, give some thought to the audience. If you want a site or venue to be personal, intended for a small circle of people you know, then write accordingly. If you want to cultivate your reputation as an analyst of East Asian economics, then you’re going to be writing about (and linking to) entirely different stuff.quot;
Top 5 Web Trends of 2009: Structured Data – quot;This week ReadWriteWeb will run a series of posts detailing what we think are the 5 biggest, most cutting edge Web trends to come out of 2009quot; They start with Structured data
ESPN Planning UK Online Sports Portal – News from paid Content that quot;the U.S. network has confirmed to us it is preparing a UK sports portal to accompany the broadcastsquot; The setanta aftermath continues…
Forget facebook and twitter – vlogging is the future. – Filed in the quot;those who don#039;t get itquot; bin comes this doozy from Denmark. quot;Forget Facebook and Twitterquot; was the message of tonight#039;s 21:00 news broadcast. The future is called … drum roll … video blogging.quot; Welcome to the 21st century Danish broadcast news
Broadcast Skype? – How you can use skype as a broadcast OB and what it really looks like. Great experimentation.
A poor craftsman blames others’ tools « BuzzMachine – Is Twitter useful for journalists ? Well, even if it is to help identify the cog native gaps that need filling for people to #039;get#039; the change in the media landscape, this post by Jeff seems to suggest yes.
Why I’m inviting you to Help Me Investigate this – Sarah Hartly asks for help to investigate quot;How much local council coverage is there in your local newspaper?quot; She#039;s using Helpmeinvestigate to do it and it will produce some good stuff.
: Sorry Guido, the BBC did for Duncan – Jon Bernstein ponders the role that mainstream media had to play in Alan Duncan#039;s fall from favour and Guido Fawkes#039; view that the news is now disintermediated. So is it? quot; Not yet. Instead we have a symbiotic – if dysfunctional – relationship between the blogosphere and the traditional media.quot;
Google News Spotlight – The editorsweblog rounds-up some of the (admittedly low) comment around Google spotlight – their computer driven quot;magazinequot;. General head scratching at why and what but like a lot of google stuff maybe it#039;s a real wait and see.
10 new routines at a news startup » Nieman Journalism Lab – Michael Andersen takes a look at the Ann Arbor Chronicle – an online news sites. It includes a nice, 10 point checklist of the average working cycle. Satisfying to see quot;6. More than 20 public meetings a month.quot;. As one commentator put it quot;It takes blood, sweat and tears to do the news.quot;
Twitter Postings: Iterative Design (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox) – Jakob Nielsen#039;s take on what the perfect tweet should look like (in terms of usability) based on an iterative design process. Interesting use of caps for emphasis which is something that I don#039;t see a huge amount of but is an obvious idea.