Future of the Article
In a conversation yesterday about gaming, I was reminded that one of the fundamental challenges the news industry is facing (and one that it doesn’t seem to be addressing) is that the way we present news is pretty poor. The traditional article is a limited way to provide information or tell a story, and the traditional television package is even worse. We’re getting slightly better...
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Side note, they used Infogram to make this infographic (which for some reason wouldn’t post here as an image), and it looks really nice (other than the fact that they forgot to remove one item of dummy text). I’ve been meaning to try it for a while, but am getting really proud of my Illustrator skills so don’t want to move off of there.
Egypt Raw Monitoring Day 2
Once again I’m going to post the raw links from my English language social media monitoring on the Egyptian election. Why? Because why not. These are being used towards a live blog, which you can see here: http://voanews.com/content/live_blog_egypt_election_step_forward_in_path_to_reform/940031.html Timestamps are the time I sent the links out to our newsroom (in DC time). [[MORE]] ...
A Cornucopia of Social Media Links on Egyptian...
Because I’m passing this stuff around my newsroom, and it seems silly to keep it to myself… Timestamps are the time I sent around that batch of links. And yes, of course I recognize that I could stick this stuff in a Storify, but I’m sending links around by email right now, so I’m copying and pasting out of email and into here. Deal. (Or check out a Storify liveblog...
The best way that I have heard to describe it, is like being a good parent. If...– Chartbeat CEO with a good explanation of how analytics should drive reporting Reporting from analytics: Why journalists should look at search queries | Online Journalism Features | Journalism.co.uk
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I don’t know what this has to do with digital media, other than that it’s just such a cool and simple idea. I know it’s been around for a while, and been done elsewhere, but I just rediscovered it recently. Just shows the importance of thinking creatively and not being stuck in ideas of what content is “supposed” to look like. Lovely.
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Really cool data display, IMHO. What I love about this is that all you have to do is look at it to glean some insights, but it also lets you dig in to get more information. In fact, if I have one criticism (“criticism”), I wish there was another layer to dig down into.
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Google’s free mobile-izer for websites. DEAD simple.