Last week, former NBC Nightly News anchorman Tom Brokaw was in town to accept an honorary doctorate from MSU, and he took the opportunity to speak with the editor of the ASMSU Exponent about the state and future of journalism.
I came across this post by Mercedes Bunz in the Guardian about a talk given by Richard Sambrook at the Oxford Social Media Convention. Sambrook is the head of the BBC Global News Division. On the importance of objectivity and transparency: Objectivity, he then pointed out, had always been an… Read More»
Journalism needs to cut down on the excesses and focus on what works cheaply and well, says Patrick Thornton.
TechDirt reports that it’s company policy at the New York Post and the New York Daily News not to credit bloggers for scoops.
I’m looking back at an older Almighty Link post with new eyes today. In the post, Kevin Sablan from the Orange County Register imagines a story-streaming platform, similar to what some people do with lifestreaming. “Thinking of each story as an individual ‘life’ helps identify the opportunity for developers to… Read More»
BBC news editor Richard Preston delivered the Richard Dunn Memorial Lecture at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival today. In the lecture, Preston tells us that blogging has become a vital part of the way he does his reporting: For me, the blog is at the core of everything I… Read More»
Freelancer John Longhurst writes in the Canadian Journalism Project that journalists should be interviewed at least once a year to remind them what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the questions: That’s why I think every journalist should be interviewed on a regular basis. It serves as… Read More»
We are in the middle of a literacy revolution, the like of which has not been since since the Greeks invented writing in the first place, says Standford writing and rhetoric professor Andrea Lunsford.
I’m not sure if anyone else has used it in quite this way, so I’m going to tentatively claim that I’ve coined this word: linkflow. linkflow (n) — a workflow used to post links to online sites, such as social networks, microblogging services or blogs. Am I wrong? Did this… Read More»
The New York Times’ “On Language” blog has a post about the word “fail” and how it has transformed from common verb to Internet exclamation to noun — and even adjective in some cases. Ben Huh, CEO of Pet Holdings, the company that owns Fail Blog, told the Times that… Read More»