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  • My four step plan on becoming a digital journalist – boiled down to a 90 sec video « Breaking News
    2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Stephen King s latest fiction released as a daily video series for cell phones Home Tribune chain boss endorses the river of news as online model My four step plan on becoming a digital journalist boiled down to a 90 sec video By Bill on July 30th 2008 L ast month I was invited to speak at the Mags University an annual conference for Canadian Magazines to offer a Digital Survival Guide for Editors I blogged about it including posting my presentation slides and appropritate links back in June After the session one of my hosts Stan Sutter a journalist with among other things a long history at Marketing Magazine approached me and asked if I d sit stand actually for a video interview for his own blog He used a simple Cannon I think point and

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  • Tribune chain boss endorses the river of news as online model « Breaking News
    2008 S am Zell the real estate billionaire who snatched up the Tribune newspaper chain took it private in an 8 3 billion buyout shocked tender journalists with his forthright manner promised to build newspapers not slash them was hailed nervously by some as a saviour cut staffing levels across the chain shrank newsholes started burning the furniture to heat his house mused about horrors counting bylines and setting copy quotas for reporters ain t backing down none In a joint conference call with his chief operating officer Randy Michaels and staff at the Hartford Courrant newspaper Zell and Michaels defended their decisions to cut newsroom staff across the chain and trim editorial pages i e increase the ad to editorial conent ratio after having told the newsroom six months earlier I do not believe that anybody can grow a business by reducing the number of employees Zell said at the time It is not our game plan to in effect try and figure out how few people we can have run this business During his call Zell said when he made those comments last January no one could have predicted the advertising revenue destruction that had swept through the industry and his company The cuts he said were triage life saving But probably the most interesting comments came from his sidekick Michaels a former shock jock who signalled clearly that he s not satisfied with the way his newspapers approach online news Micheals of course is much much more than a former dj he played a key role in building a radio giant Clear Channel almost doubling industry growth rates as he did so and that s the reason Zell tapped him to take the reins of the Tribune chain In the call Michaels said the job of newspapers

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  • Tech « Breaking News
    so I m reprinting them here But I urge you to visit Steve s original post and take in Continue reading Digital Survival Guide Part 2 July 3rd 2008 Category Journalism Social Web Tech Tips Comments are closed Why Newspapers Still Don t Get The Web By Bill on June 30th 2008 As I was preparing the Seven Steps To Writing Like a Digital Native guide I was struck again by just how much newspapers are blinded to the power the web offers us It is I think one of the biggest mistake newspapers make online failing to use the web s rich resources or at least some of them in every story It s a mistake is deeply rooted in our print culture we re highly competitive and we re used to owning and controlling everything we publish But the web is different and that mistake costs us dearly I think because it Continue reading Why Newspapers Still Don t Get The Web June 30th 2008 Category Journalism News Tech Comments are closed Readers reading web news just like it s the morning paper By Bill on June 25th 2008 Continue reading Readers reading web news just like it s the morning paper June 25th 2008 Category Journalism Marketing News Tech Comments are closed Seven Steps to Writing Like a Digital Native By Bill on June 24th 2008 Here are the seven tips I give our WebU students who are learning how to write for the web Stop before posting ANY story and ask yourself these seven questions about how you can enrich your story for the reader 1 Are there original documents you can link to If you ve downloaded a report meeting minutes or agendas watched a video or listened to a tape share it If it s living elsewhere on the web link to it If you have your own copy can you scan it Post it yourself Tell people how they can get their own physical Continue reading Seven Steps to Writing Like a Digital Native June 24th 2008 Category Journalism News Tech Tips Comments are closed Rob Curley s crew flees suburbia for Las Vegas By Bill on June 6th 2008 So Rob Curley has finally flopped moved on See update at end of post One of online journalism s undoubted stars the driving force behind a crew that created the award winning high on cool and low to the ground sites like LJWorld com and KUSports com and the Naples Daily News site has left LoudounExtra com which appears to be floundering LoudounExtra was a model hyper local news website template he was building for the Washington Post but after about a year he and much of his team have decamped for Las Vegas Don t get me wrong I think Rob s a brilliant Continue reading Rob Curley s crew flees suburbia for Las Vegas June 6th 2008 Category Journalism News Social Web Tech Tips Comments are closed Going digital Native Four

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  • Three tools to encourage citizen journalism « Breaking News
    journalism we engaged in a discussion of just what the hell citizen journalism was and why they were so afraid of it Many of them aren t as it turns out and with good reason Local papers have been running citizen journalism since the day they opened their doors the web simply offers more and different opportunities to continue this grand and vital tradition For this session I zoomed in on three simple areas Blogs Photos and Wikis We talked about blogs and blogging and the general mess most newspaper make of it when they first set out to invest in blogging with their own staff or offering a platform to the community Biggest mistake is believe that if you build it they will come You ve got to work and work hard at the community engagement part finding and nurturing talent just as you do on the print side of things I pointed out how poorly we tend to recognize let alone compensate those few brave souls who blog for us and suggested fixing that piece was critical I then took them through my own paper s new experiment No Excuse the poverty project blog I used to write but have now turned over to a cadre of citizen contributors I trained before handing them the keys to the car Early days on that experiment but I have high hopes I made the recommendation I hoped I should never have to make because it seems so damn obvious scour the web for local posters on YouTube Blogger MySpace Live Journal etc and feature and link to their content Moving on to photos I urged them to steal the Flickr photo pool idea I ve seen used so well at community and even big city blogs and newsapers create a

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  • Tips « Breaking News
    borrowed some from the talk Star web editor Marissa Nelson and I gave at Wordstock 2007 adding in some of the stuff Continue reading Going digital Native Four Easy Steps To Help Journalist Survive and Thrive in Web 2 0 June 2nd 2008 Category Journalism Tech Tips Comments are closed How to find video stories in the classifieds By Bill on May 14th 2008 Ever read any of the Missed Connections ads on Craigslist or in the back pages of your favourite alternative weekly You know the ones that go something like Me 30 something poet with pony tail and messenger bag You Flustered blonde with polka dot boots and a 30 gig Video iPod We never talked but our eyes met briefly on the 86 B at 9 30 pm Tuesday night when you dropped your copy of Jane Eyre etc Reading the ads can be a kind of guilty pleasure a form of social voyeurism in which nobody gets hurt or too Continue reading How to find video stories in the classifieds May 14th 2008 Category Journalism News Tips Comments are closed How to produce professional looking video reports online on the cheap By Bill on April 21st 2008 One of the most common complaints I get from students who get all fired up about doing video for the web is but we don t have any equipment and there s no way my boss is going to spend thousands of dollars The truth is you don t need a 5 000 Sony or Cannon HD video camera if you already have a modestly up to date Dell or Apple computer you can start producing good looking web video for a tiny fraction of what you d spend on one of those pro video cams Last October I produced my Going Digital Without Going Continue reading How to produce professional looking video reports online on the cheap April 21st 2008 Category Blogs blogging Journalism Tips Comments are closed How to build a successful local news web site Hint Don t start with your newspaper By Bill on January 29th 2008 In an article written for Harvard s Nieman Reports special issue on Local News Richard Anderson founder of the award winning Village Soup web sites argues that most newspapers get it all wrong when they go on the web because they think of the site as a performance a stage show while his community host model combines that show with something like a trade show floor where everyone can gather to share ideas browse and buy Here s Richard The conventional community newspaper approach to going online is analogous to an event production just as a star performs on stage reporters Continue reading How to build a successful local news web site Hint Don t start with your newspaper January 29th 2008 Category Advertising Journalism Tips Comments are closed How to create a blog for your paper magazine or show NOW By Bill on January 7th 2008 So

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  • Getting Naked for CF – Seven Days and Counting « Breaking News
    April 2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Breaking News The Top 5 mistakes newspaper make when news happens Home How to write for the Web it ain t just words on a page Getting Naked for CF Seven Days and Counting By Bill on May 24th 2010 And now as Terry Gilliam said more than once for something completely different My large and rambunctious clan is taking part in the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation s annual Great Strides fundraising walk under the Dunphy Armada banner The walk is on May 30 In addition to the walk I ve decided to challenge my network to raise enough money for me to shave off my beard something that hasn t been done since the previous century That s right I m going to go naked faced out into the world next Sunday You can learn more about it and even sponsor

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  • How to write for the Web (it ain’t just words on a page) « Breaking News
    April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Getting Naked for CF Seven Days and Counting Home Mapping The Story How to write for the Web it ain t just words on a page By Bill on May 19th 2010 Looking at research around writing for the web quickly turns up a central paradox Readers scan web pages they don t read them like books they jump from page to page from link to link and back again they drop stories and headlines within reading the first two words YET people are apt to finish more stories on the web and to read deeper into stories if they finally do light on them What s up Hard to say Surely it has something to do with the conditioning we ve received on the web with the continual invitations to distraction that a page crammed with links represents Maybe it also represents a shift in the way we relate to information a shift away from the rigidly linear world of print and one that will only accelerate with the

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  • Mapping The Story « Breaking News
    2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes How to write for the Web it ain t just words on a page Home Cheap and easy video for independent newspaper sites Mapping The Story By Bill on May 17th 2010 Here s the slides complete with links from my Camp VJ session on Mapping and the Web May 17th 2010 Category News 2 comments Comments are closed 2 comments to Mapping The Story Nicky May 17 2010 at 9 22 am http www ted com talks lang eng blaise aguera html bill i m listening to you talk about mapping and thought if you haven t seen this you d love this it s about augmented reality using bing maps 3D imaging they re now going into public buildings Bill May 17 2010 at 4 15 pm Hi Nicky You re dead right about Bing it s by far the best

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