My 5 wishes for journalism research at Newsless.org
“So help me out. I’ve got five requests – some bigger-picture, others more focused. If you think you can help with any of these, please give me a shout.”
Making the 7D my everday video camera | Photojournalism From A Student’s Eye
“Shooting with the 7D allows for a much shallower depth of field and better image quality in general and especially in low light. Also, because the 7D is a still camera, I feel as though people are less threatened by it. They don’t immediately assume that I am filming, especially if I am holding it at hip level. In comparison, when I shoot with the HVR-A1U, it is more easily recognized as a video camera, and I will often be asked not to shoot.”
Who Needs Flash? New WebGL And HTML5 Browser Game Sets Tron’s Light Cycles In 3D
“Cycleblob, an addictive browser game created by Israeli developer Shy Shalom, went live today. The game ports light cycles, the futuristic vehicles from the legendary 1982 film Tron, to the browser. Nerd power! Of course, seeing as Tron was recently upgraded with a new sequel, it’s only fitting that light cycles should be given a more contemporary setting in which to compete — especially if that backdrop takes advantage of modern web standards and contexts.”
Online communities need leadership: Will journalists provide it, or will someone else?
“Here’s some basic advice that you can copy and paste (and modify as you need) to encourage insightful, engaging and rewarding writing from readers of your site”
The Hackers Who Keep the Washington Post Running – Simon Owens – Technology – The Atlantic
An interesting, brief article about the Washington Post’s dev. team.
Frank Rich, Outlinker
“Both internal and external links can be useful to readers. It is perfectly appropriate for a newspaper column to link to an another page on the same site where relevant related information exists that will better inform readers of the column. But linking to other sites is vital when an exterior URL is more useful (especially in preference to linking to an internal story that, itself, cites and external source). Rich links internally when appropriate, but his linking habits are particularly laudable in that he has no reservations pointing his readers to other sites.”
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.