Housekeeping note: I’ve changed the format of the blog back to an earlier template. Those of you who’ve been reading for a while will notice something familiar. While the Mimbo theme we were using was a pretty good magazine-style theme, there were some bugs, and until I find a magazine theme I like better, we’re reverting to a traditional blog-style theme.
Tonight, I get to find out what is “The Future of Journalism.” I’m excited! I’ll let you know what I find out soon. In the meantime, here are some curated links to tide you over:
Aurora Multimedia Workshop
– A photography workshop worth considering if you’re free at the end of May. CICM’s Chris Carroll has attended a workshop by the same outfit that is putting this one on, and this link comes from him.
Web Dev 101 for Journalists
– This workshop happened yesterday, but the materials are all archived online. Helpful information for any journalist looking to start something new on the web.
Scrolling and Attention
– Jakob Nielsen’s article about why it’s so important to have content “above the fold” on a web site. Basically, attention peters out as you scroll down the page.
Audiences don’t pay for content
– Mark McLaughlin states the obvious – again. People have always paid for distribution, not content. And wishing that would change isn’t going to make it so.
Swedish prototype reimagines print on Apple iPad
– With the magical unicorn pony (aka iPad) set to arrive in stores soon, lots of people have been conjuring up ways print will be reinvented for its format. Alfred Hermida reports on one publisher who has done so.
Twitter as ambient journalism
– Hermida also posts about a new academic paper he’s published. “I suggest that these broad, asynchronous, lightweight and always-on systems are enabling citizens to maintain a mental model of news and events around them, giving rise to awareness systems that I describe as ambient journalism.”
Ambient journalism – I like that.
There’s an abstract
available online, but because academic publishers think we live in the 19th century, they want $30 for the entire thing. In all honesty, the entire academic publishing industry needs to get a clue about how valuable their content is.