ABC News Michael Hastings' ten tips to aspiring journalists Washington Post (blog) Hastings is today, and will likely continue to be, remembered as the journalist who brought down a four-star general and the face of the war in Afghanistan.
Journalism schools have to go where the puck is Globe and Mail Journalism schools are caught in a dilemma: Should journalism curricula reflect the media's needs as they are now or should J-schools be more experimental and in effect, become think...
Andy Bull's insight:
This from the post: "Journalism schools and organizations need to stop being complicit in preparing students for the past. The courses still taught most often teach skills that worked well 10 to 20 years ago. But media organizations haven’t been clear either about what they want or need from J-schools.
Innovation in our journalism schools remains the needed and missing link that will blend new and old skills along with an appreciation of the business challenges that threaten the survival of journalism as we have known it."
Tech2 Anti-social media app helps you avoid Foursquare friends NBCNews.com (blog) While Hell Is Other People is described as "partially a satire" by its creator, the Web app might be a blessing to those who just want to feel alone in a crowd.
For anyone who has been following the evolution of the media industry over the past several years, the idea that news can find its own path to an audience now — whether it’s directly from a source via the social web or tools like Twitter, or...
Business Insider Facebook Will Launch A News Reader At June 20th Press Event TechCrunch The upcoming death of Google Reader and the addition of hashtags signal Facebook will likely launch a news reader at the June 20th press event it's just sent...
Earlier this week, Google solidified their take on so-called “native advertising,” one that they have been slowly crafting due to the rise of these advertisements in places like BuzzFeed and the Atlantic.
When you bet on a strict, un-leaky paywall as The Times of London has, you’re forced to get creative about how to put your work in front of new audiences — particularly if you’re trying to influence their opinions.
Andy Bull's insight:
I think the problem here may have been the Tumblr platform itself - a bad fit for The Times I'd say
How Do We Make Freelance Journalism Sustainable? PBS MediaShift Last month the Chicago Sun Times fired its entire staff of photographers -– 28 full-time journalists — and plans to rely primarily on freelancers.
ReadWrite Twitter Tries Harder to Explain Itself All Things Digital That's part of why Twitter is stepping up its efforts to become less opaque to the millions of first-timers to the service, releasing a series of instructional consumer videos and...
Take this quiz. The era of paying for digital access (a.k.a. digital circulation or paywalls) is about: Getting more money out of core subscribers; Getting new money out of new subscribers; or Getting money any way you can.