Those of us who have advised students publications or web sites know the type: the young man or woman who wants to take pictures. Often there is no one who joins the staff who is more enthusiastic or who expresses more willingness to go to work. The problem is that person has little or no […]
Permanence is one of the five most important characteristics of the web (the other four being capacity, immediacy, flexibility, and interactivity), as explained in chapter 1 of Web Journalism. Until now. it has not been the subject of much discussion. But a high-level conference on blogging and journalism at Harvard University last week has spurred […]
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Stephen Rodrick, writing for Slate magazine, seems to think it is. In a devastating critique of many of the yelling heads that appear on ESPN’s several talk shows, Rodrick makes a simple point: the time a sports columnist spends on television takes away from the time he or she has to write a good column […]
My good friend and colleague (that’s the full disclosure part) Herb Thompson has written a very kind and complimentary review of Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How, which now appears on SecondaryEnglish.com. Along with it is an interview that Herb conducted with me. Herb is the head of the education department at Emory […]
Podcasting is one of the new terms in online journalism. It simply means putting news and information into an audio MP3 format and making it available to folks who own MP3 players – millions of them. News web sites, particularly broadcast sites where this is a natural, are beginning to use this method to reach […]
I am currently working on a short history of news web sites. I hope this will be useful when I do a revision of Web Journalism: Practice and Promise of a New Medium, published in 2004 by Allyn and Bacon. Be sure to visit JPROF.com for more information about this and other books about journalism.
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