Friday, September 16, 2005 J-Blog list J-Blog list: "'The most comprehensive list of blogs produced by journalists' — Nieman Reports"

Poynter Online - RSS for Journalists

Poynter Online - RSS for Journalists: WHAT IS RSS AND HOW DO I USE IT? "RSS for Journalists Your own personal Web butler By Jonathan Dube (more by author) Publisher"

New online video efforts - - New online video efforts

New online video efforts - - New online video efforts: "The number of news organizations that have recently made announcements related to their online video efforts is remarkable, reports "

Thursday, September 15, 2005

KnoxNews | RandomThis

KnoxNews | RandomThisvlog - video BLOG

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


091305a_html: "asap, AP's service for a younger audience, set to launch Sept. 19

NEW YORK -- asap is coming.

The Associated Press is set to launch its younger audience service Sept. 19. The news cooperative's Internet-embracing multimedia initiative is aimed at 18- to 34-year-olds."

ETHICS; Journalism

SF Examiner and Independent end payola restaurant reviews

San Francisco newspapers The Examiner and the Independent agreed
Friday to label as advertising a regular restaurant news column the
newspapers had used to reward advertisers and solicit ads from eating
establishments. The announcement, by Executive Editor Vivienne
Sosnowski, came in response to queries by Grade the News about George
Habit, a dining columnist whose articles appeared several times each
week in the newspapers. Mr. Habit's columns were presented as news and
he was identified as a journalist under the byline "special to the
Examiner," or just "Independent Newspapers." In reality, Mr. Habit is
an ad salesman, not a journalist. His column, he said in an earlier
interview, is designed not to help consumers make informed dining
choices, but to reward advertisers and entice new business from
restaurants that have yet to sign an ad contract. "Yes, I use the
column as an initiative to get advertisers to run an ad," Mr. Habit
said. "The paper gives me a free rein." Source: John McManus, Grade
the News

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

State: New online community launches for bay area

State: New online community launches for bay area: "The St. Petersburg Times is inviting residents to report and write news from their communities in an online publication called It's Your Times. This new site, debuts today."

The Blogitorial The Print Online Hybrid

The Blogitorial The Print Online Hybrid: "At the turn of the 20th century, citizen journalism (then referred to as a letter to the editor) was considered an innovative and progressive idea. Giving the reader a voice in the news was unheard of at that point. Fast-forward a hundred years (give or take), and take note of the web log, the brave and testy incarnation of a new millennium.

The next turn of the century is witnessing a similar development, an extension to the conversation. It is quickly becoming obvious that, print especially, news agencies are embracing citizen journalism as a supplement to their coverage. In fact, in order to keep an edge on the competition, even to take measures against the increasing threat to print obsolescence, newspapers are extending the conversation in real time on the Webface of their publications. It's only a matter of time until a newsblog, or blogitorial, is a standard feature. "

Monday, September 12, 2005

The News Thread � Current Affairs - newspaper archives

The News Thread � Current Affairs - newspaper archives

MediaPost Publications - Austin American-Statesman Embraces Citizen Journalism - 09/12/2005

MediaPost Publications - Austin American-Statesman Embraces Citizen Journalism - 09/12/2005: "Austin American-Statesman Embraces Citizen Journalism
by Gavin O'Malley, Monday, Sep 12, 2005 6:00 AM EST
THE COX-OWNED AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN TODAY plans to launch a free community blogging service on its group of sites, and the entertainment-centric Jim Debth, the American-Statesman's Internet general manager, said the paper hopes the addition of citizen journalists will supplement coverage of large, multifaceted stories, and eventually boost site traffic as well as ad revenue."

Young people making dramatic move away from traditional news

There's a dramatic revolution taking place in the news business today
and it isn't about TV-anchor changes, scandals at storied newspapers
or even the fierce tensions between government and the press. The
future course of news, the basic assumptions about how we consume news
and information and make decisions in a democratic society, are being
altered, perhaps irrevocably, by technologically savvy young people no
longer wedded to traditional news outlets or even accessing news in
traditional ways. While the news business is in the news more than
industry leaders might prefer, the most important issue they face
revolves around the news habits of today's news consumers, and, in
particular, those of young people. There's an inescapable conclusion
to be drawn from research I completed earlier this year for the
Carnegie Corp. of New York about the news habits of 18- to
34-year-olds. In short, the future of the U.S. news industry is
seriously threatened by the seemingly irrevocable move by young people
away from traditional sources of news.

Source: Merrill Brown, The Seattle Times

Sunday, September 11, 2005

How they triggered war on the web - Sunday Times - Times Online

How they triggered war on the web - Sunday Times - Times Online: "THE RISE OF THE CITIZEN JOURNALIST

Danah Boyd, a researcher for Yahoo!, maintains that online reaction to the July bombings was another landmark in the news revolution. If 9/11 showed the web to be a ready resource, by 7/7 it was the instinctive destination. In her blog (, Boyd explains that we no longer want the tradition of “packaged reports of terror on autorepeat”. Instead, we want details and real stories from real people, which can be found in plenty at, the blog search engine that listed 1,300 posts about the London bombs by 10.15am, and saw a 45% increase in hits that morning; at, where the photo-blog community posted pictures from the scene with breathtaking speed; and on the collaborative encyclopedia Wiki-pedia (, where instant historians were writing their version of events."

The Seattle Times: Opinion: I Webbed the news today — oh boy!

The Seattle Times: Opinion: I Webbed the news today — oh boy! Through internet portal sites, handheld devices, blogs and instant messaging, people are accessing and processing information in ways that challenge the historic function of the news business; meanwhile, new forms of newsgathering and distribution, grass-roots or citizen journalism and blogging sites are changing the very nature of who produces news