Patch.com and AOL Bet on Hyperlocal News – NYTimes.com
“Over the last year and a half, AOL, the former Internet colossus, has spent tens of millions of dollars to build local news sites across the country through Patch.com. The idea is that the service would fill the gap in coverage left by local newspapers, many of which are operating on a string after declines in advertising revenue. “
MediaShift Idea Lab . How Can We ‘Gamify’ the News Experience? | PBS
“One of the biggest emerging conversations over the past year in Silicon Valley is around “gamification.” Simply put, this is the idea of applying game mechanics, particularly those found in videogames, to all sorts of non-game experiences.”
A journalists’ accuracy checklist for Twitter and Facebook | Zombie Journalism
“I believe there is an ever-increasing need for accuracy and accountability in how we as journalists use social media. This inspired me to start my own accuracy checklist for the TBD staff, but I thought it may be better to share with a larger audience. Feel free to add your notes and additions in the comments. I consider this a work in progress.”
Wayback Machine Way Better in Beta
“That invaluable Internet spelunker’s friend, the Wayback Machine, which allows users access to websites that have long since passed their sell-by date, has undergone a gamma-ray powered transmogrification. Well, they redesigned it and it’s now in open beta. “
A Confetti Carnival of Journalism #jcarn – The role of Universities… « Carnival of Journalism
The Carnival returns!
Young inventors prompt colleges to revamp rules – Yahoo! News
“With new apps worth big money, the legal questions are now being debated across academia. Many universities “generally seek to retain ownership, or at least have a formalized mechanism for assessing ownership of a student’s work in much the same way they would regarding a faculty member’s work,” said Joshua Powers, an Indiana State University professor who studies campus technology transfer. Students who create something may face the burden of showing their work in no way benefitted from being at the university.”
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