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The Inside Story of Richard Nixon's 1972 Journey to China - YouTube

The first panel features eye-witness panelists discussing how that historic trip was planned and executed. It features three members of President Nixon's imm...
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This video gets very interesting at about 21 minutes into the story as they talk about how precise their planning was to ensure desired exposure and messages via the media both in the USA and abroad.

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Are We Better Off Without the Fairness Doctrine? | Blog | Tavis Smiley | PBS

Are We Better Off Without the Fairness Doctrine? | Blog | Tavis Smiley | PBS | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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You can't understand new media without understanding 'somewhat old media'.  If you do not like television news today, it probably has a lot to do with the elimination of the Fairness Doctrine in the 1908's.  During that period, TV stations stopped thinking of news as a service and began moving the news department under the entertainment departments. The news was no longer a prerequisite for renewal of broadcast liscenses.  It became a tool to increase profits.  Thirty years later, we live with the results.

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Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online

TED Talks By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort through the deluge?
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This is a very interesting talk about how one news organization verifies if online content is real.  We can learn a lot from their process.

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Jacek Utko designs to save newspapers | Video on TED.com

A very interesting 'look' at one designers view of the future of newspapers

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TED Talks Jacek Utko is an extraordinary Polish newspaper designer whose redesigns for papers in Eastern Europe not only win awards, but increase circulation by up to 100%. Can good design save the newspaper?

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THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOUR TWITTER INFORMATION

THE GOVERNMENT WANTS YOUR TWITTER INFORMATION | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

On The Media is my favorite new podcast of 2012.  This episode is full of interesting news, but I think the most important is the segment about a New York Judge who is not letting a NYC man defend himself in court for a comment he posted on Twitter.  The judge says that once it is 'said' in public, it is property of Twitter and the man is not guaranteed a right to appear in court to defend it.  

 

Also, the 'pitch perfect' segment is a nice salute to the death of Barry Becher.  And wait, there's more....

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3 new ideas on the future of news from MIT Media Lab students | That Eric Alper

3 new ideas on the future of news from MIT Media Lab students | That Eric Alper | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Some great idea to help with improving news and decreasing information overlad while improving search.  Can they get the rest of the web to buy in?

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Twitter Breaks News of Whitney Houston Death 27 Minutes Before Press

Twitter Breaks News of Whitney Houston Death 27 Minutes Before Press | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Twenty-seven minutes before mainstream media broke the news of Whitney Houston's death on Saturday night, the story was on Twitter.

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Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth of News Curation

Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth of News Curation | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

People no longer seek out news. Instead, it often comes to them through social networks. Journalism and information in general is all becoming more social, and this trend will only continue. So, it’s important for people in the media to think about how to make their content social and how to use their social networks to their advantage.

 

Social media is speedy and empowering, yet journalists are still needed to help make sense of it all. Here are 15 ways journalists and media publications have used social media, including examples using Facebook, Twitter, Storify, Foursquare and Google Plus....

[read full article http://j.mp/rPzzv8]


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Will you be employable in the next 5 years?

Will you be employable in the next 5 years? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Google's Ad revenue is now bigger than the entire U.S.A. print industry.

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Gulp!  You are not going to forget this website.  I fully support Mitch Joel. I am so thankful for his countrless free podcasts and blogs that have helped me through the years. I hope that his new book sells well.  In Cntrl-Alt-Delete, Joel discusses the many reasons why businesses and workers both need to reboot our careers.  I've enjoyed his insights via about five podcasts this past month as he is making the circuits among many power bloggers in our industry. The experts love this guy and I can see why!  I believe that I have heard every one of his podcasts for the pase four years.  I highly endorse his opinions.

 

 

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Seth's Blog: Understanding local media

Seth's Blog: Understanding local media | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Local media was an essential business for a century, largely for three reasons: 1. Broadcast signals and newspaper trucks could only travel so far, so 'local' was the natural category. 2. Commerce (and thus advertising) was local.
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Seth does a great job describing why local media used to be important and how new 'local media' will be focused on serving people who gather around a specific idea or interest instead of people who may gather at the same bar, grocery store, high school sports games, etc.

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News Discovery Tools 2012 by Robin Good

News Discovery Tools 2012  by Robin Good | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The best news and content discovery tools available as selected and listed by Robin Good - updated monthly; arrayed in a mindmeister map with links to the tools. Approximately 45 tools are listed this month.


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Ken Morrison's comment, September 11, 2012 7:56 AM
Thank you for the rescoop and congratulations on the 91 scoop.it score. That is one of the highest that I have seen. I am happy that you found your niche! Best of luck to you!
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Frédéric DEBAILLEUL's comment, September 11, 2012 8:03 AM
Thank you very much for your comment Ken Morrison...
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Seth's Blog: "A fire in South Buffalo!"

Seth's Blog: "A fire in South Buffalo!" | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I whole-heartedly agree with Seth Godin's message here.  We do indeed get what we click on.  When we choose to click on garbage, we give the creators of garbage the green light to create more garbage.  We probably can't stop the mass from clicking on garbage, but we do need to find a way to reward the people who are creating good content.

 

FYI I'm not sure why Seth chose to use huge words to dilute his message. 

Avarice: extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

prurient |: having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters

schadenfreude: pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune.

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Why links matter: Linking is the lifeblood of the web

Why links matter: Linking is the lifeblood of the web | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Many news organizations are stealing content without giving credit.  I am happy that Scoop.it was built from the ground up in a way to link to the originals.

Ken

 

Many online media outlets continue to rewrite news without providing a link to the original source, but doing this is both rude and short-sighted: 

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The Collage Tells The Story and The Curator Skillset That's Yet To Come

The Collage Tells The Story and The Curator Skillset That's Yet To Come | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Krishna Bharat, creator of Google News and now Principle Scientist at Google, spoke at the News World Summit in Bangalore, India.

 

His focus was on the future of news and on the impotance of curation as well as on what the news will look and "feel" like.

 

He rightly suggests to news teams to "provide guides to content", not just new content and to deliver information in ways that entice the reader in multiple ways, while providing lots of good and well referenced information. 

 

Excerpted from the original Poynter.org article: "As consumers have access to vast troves of news information from all over the world, Bharat urged news editorial teams to provide a guide to content, not just produce content.

 

“Creation and curation should be the fundamental activities for your editorial team,” he said.


Bharat said news in the future will become more of an app-like experience, as users adapt the experience to themselves, and as newsrooms provide a more multi-dimensional experience that includes more images and maps.

 

“The collage tells the story.

 

This will create a skill set that doesn’t exist yet.”

 

And also:

 

"The winning experience of the future is fast, tactile, original content, with access to many reputable sources in an appealing narrative form,” Bharat said.

 

“It is delivered in an appealing, narrative form, encompasses a broader definition of news, and involves audiences with a stake in the story or with expertise."

 

Must-read. 9/10

 

Full article: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/175859/krishna-bharat-news-industry-futuremust-hire-restless-agents-of-change/ ;

(Image credit: http://www.niceamazingpictures.com


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David Salahi's comment, June 2, 2012 12:12 PM
Brain Pickings (http://www.brainpickings.org/) is a site that exemplifies these principles.
Beth Kanter's comment, June 2, 2012 12:42 PM
Thanks for curating this article. I'm also noticing the rise of data visualization as a skill for journalists (and others) - might add that creation, curation, AND visualization should be the fundamental activities .... and when I say visualization - not just pretty pictures, but insights. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/may/31/data-journalism-awards-winners
janlgordon's comment, June 2, 2012 1:53 PM
Thank you for this amazing piece and for your great insights!
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Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters

Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Great way to get a quick glimpse of big news for nerds.  I like how they send subscription emails in mobile-friendly chunks

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Iraq War Media Propaganda - Al Jazeera Perspective 1 of 2

Al-Jazeera perspective on the propaganda during the Iraq war. The full documentary "Control Room - Propaganda of the Iraq War" goes for 1Hr 24 Minutes and ca...
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