- 1 Pre-convening news and reference links
- 1.1 Here below are links to topics which may inform discussion at NewsTools2008. You can add a link by clicking on the EDIT tab above, typing in the link and then clicking on the "Save page" tab at the bottom. Also, see this page of reference links prepared for Journalism That Matters: The DC Sessions in August, 2008.
- 1.2 NEWS
- 1.3 CLIPPINGS
- 1.4 IDEAS
- 1.5 BACKGROUND
compiled/suggested by JTM participants -- to add a link, click on the EDIT tab above, copy and paste any link on the bottom of this page and then click on the "save page" tab at the bottom. Don't worry about formatting; NewsTools2008 staff can clean it up.
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- 03-00-08 / Coverage of Computational Journalism Symposium at Georgia Tech on Feb. 22-23. VIDEO AVAILABLE
- 02-22-08 / MPR's Skoler suggests four ways technologists can help journalists
- 01-25-08 / American Journalism Review backgrounder on philanthropic/foundation funding of journalism
- 01-20-08 / VIDEO: Leonard Witt describes "representative journalism" idea
- 04-01-08 / Howell Raines, writing at Conde Naste's Portfolio, about the possibility of Rupert Murdoch starving or buying The New York Times, or spurring its sale to Google.
- 02-11-08 / J.D. Lasica describes NewsTools2008 on the PBS Mediashift blog.
- 03-31-08 / Paul Grabowicz, writing on the PBS-MediaShift blog, suggests journalism needs to refocus on watchdog journalism if it wants to succeed and attract support from philanthropy and the public.
- 03-28-08 / Columbia Journalism Review postcast in which David Simon, creator of the TV series The Wire, discusses what's wrong with metro journalism.
- 03-16-08 / Kaliya Hamlin posts briefly about Kevin Kelly's essay on why success in the new economy depends on providing things which cannot be copied.
- 03-14-08 / The Washington Post adopts a new approach to editing front-section stories to adapt to continuous web publishing. (internal memo via Slate)
- 02-14-08 / Chris O'Brien considers Len Witt's suggestion that future newsrooms need not be physical
- 09-30-07 / The California Media Project is working on alternatives for increasing deep, issue-oriented coverage of the nation's most populous state. Read its initial report, based on July/August 2007 interviews with more than 70 of the state's media and public-policy leaders. CMP director Louis Freedberg is participating in NewsTools2008.
- 01-14-08 / A review of Facebook / Tom Hodgkinson writing at The Guardian online:
- Now, by comparision with Facebook, newspapers, for example, begin to look hopelessly outdated as a business model. A newspaper sells advertising space to businesses looking to sell stuff to their readers. But the system is far less sophisticated than Facebook for two reasons. One is that newspapers have to put up with the irksome expense of paying journalists to provide the content. Facebook gets its content for free. The other is that Facebook can target advertising with far greater precision than a newspaper. Admit on Facebook that your favourite film is This Is Spinal Tap, and when a Spinal Tap-esque movie comes out, you can be sure that they'll be sending ads your way.