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- [Yeah, but what does it mean for journalism? A visual rhetoric guide » Nieman Journalism Lab](http://www.niemanlab.org/2010/09/yeah-but-what-does-it-mean-for-journalism-a-visual-rhetoric-guide/) – “A new gadget appears, or a dra
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atic development takes place on the world stage, and the cry goes up: But what does it mean for journalism?” C.W. Anderson uses wordle to get a handle on the gadgets and answers to that question over the last few years. - [MediaShift Idea Lab . 5 Mistakes That Make Local Blogs Fail | PBS](http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2010/09/5-mistakes-that-make-local-blogs-fail259.html) – So you’re thinking about starting a local blog. Maybe you’re a reporter tired of office politics and lowest-common-denominator assignments. Maybe you’re a neighborhood gadfly who wants to create a new place for locals to gather. Maybe you’re a realtor who wants to generate new leads. Either way, your local blog, like most new things, will probably fail. - [Check-ins with a purpose: Ushahidi speaks at Hacks/Hackers | Hacks/Hackers](http://hackshackers.com/2010/09/17/check-ins-with-a-purpose-ushahidi-speaks-at-hackshackers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Hackshackers+%28hackshackers%29) – Interesting article for two reasons. The subject matter – Ushahidi – and the way Burt uses ‘curated’ tweets to report on the even. Maybe Amy should have had a by-line… - [The Rise Of Social Media And Its Impact On Mainstream Journalism](http://www.slideshare.net/twofourseven/the-rise-of-social-media-and-its-impact-on-mainstream-journalism-3272926?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter) – A very interesting paper for the Reuters Institute by Nick Newman. Fascinating stuff - [Price is right for junior journalists – Variety](http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118024322.html?categoryid=4076&cs=1&nid=2562&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+variety%2Fheadlines+%28Variety+-+Latest+News%29) – Variety reports on how ABC News have found working with J-schools are rewarding experience. In all senses of the word - [Student media tip #6: symbols](http://henrycp.com/2010/09/student-media-tip-6-symbols/) – More tips and free inDesign stuff from Henry Clarke Price. This time some free symbols for visualizing stats - [A First – Not Very Successful – Look at Using Ordnance Survey OpenLayers… « OUseful.Info, the blog…](http://blog.ouseful.info/2010/09/17/a-first-not-very-successful-look-at-using-ordnance-survey-openlayers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+onlinejournalismblog+%28Online+Journalism+Blog%29) – “What’s the easiest way of creating a thematic map, that shows regions coloured according to some sort of measure?” Tony shows you how. - [Free Avid Media Composer Tutorials](http://www.geniusdv.com/news_and_tutorials/2010/09/free_avid_media_composer_tutorials.php) – More free tutorials from genius DV. This time it’s Avid’s turn - [The Multimedia Radio Newsroom, Part One – MVM Consulting](http://www.mikemarcotte.com/multimedia-radio-news-1.html) – Michael Marcotte was asked to do “a two-hour “how to” on multimedia storytelling for public radio news managers.” Here’s what he came up with

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[Tweet](https://twitter.com/share)- [Online law survey: Mixed feelings about resources | media law & ethics](http://meejalaw.com/2010/09/17/online-law-survey-mixed-feelings-about-resources-27-respondents-encountered-legal-trouble-in-last-two-years/) – A cracking, very...

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[Tweet](https://twitter.com/share)- [Max Cutler – What is a (news) CMS?](http://www.maxcutler.com/2010/09/13/what-is-a-news-cms) – Thanks to @foodiesarah for pointing...

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