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24 days ago by tguemes
As news deserts expand, new approaches to local news are taking root
Karen Rundlet, w/map of remaining newspapers, names of initiatives as of Oct. 2018
agora  local  news 
july 2019 by reginalawrence
Breaking into the Financial Niche | Page 2 | Copy Chief
There's no substitute for simply immersing yourself in the financial media.

The editors in this niche are obsessed with their subject. I sit next to two of them, and I've met about eight others. Their grasp of economics, finance, investments, politics, policy and the like is intimidating.

I don't consider myself an idiot, but I sure as hell feel like one when talking to these guys.

Now, I'm never going to know as much as them. I'm a good two decades behind the 8-ball!

BUT I make it my business to read all the UK financial press, every day: I'll read all of the main UK papers (The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, etc) in all of these areas:

Real Estate
Politics/Economic policy

I'll also read the specific financial press: The Economist, The Financial Times, Bloomberg UK, Zero Hedge.

Plus I'll read the conservative press (here, that's The Spectator, Daily Mail and so forth), as that's mostly where our readership is.

This is the important bit:

I've noticed that, while I stil feel like a moron talking to our editors - who, as I said, obsess about this stuff - I have noticed that when I talk to friends and relatives who invest, I can more than hold my own.

So, if you really want to get into this niche, start reading as much as you can (or at least your versions of these in the states). Get a bit obsessed with it. No other way!

Other main thoughts:


Completely agreed with Henry on this. Readers will not take your word when it comes to their financial future! You MUST be able to prove what you're saying.

Imagine you were not allowed to talk, but you were only allowed to point at facts to tell your story.

It's the difference between:

"This market is recieving lots of investment, which shows that it's very likely to grow."


"Bill Gates has invested. Peter Thiel has poured billions of his own money in. Apple CEO Tim Cook has called it "the next big thing".

It's the old 'show, don't tell.'

Basically, don't make a statement unless you've got proof to back it up. Ever. There are some editors that have so much credibility with their readers that they're trusted (Jim Rickards springs to mind), but that's fairly rare.

The other point I agree with:

Don't be a dick. I interviewed against 300 people for my job overall. Only 2 of us work at Agora now.

I put a lot of that down to just being valuable and making my publisher's life easier!

TL:DR. For anyone that doesn't fancy reading my Sunday ramblings!

1. Get obsessed with the financial market, to the extent that you can hold your own with random investors. Read the financial press, the financial sections of the mainstream press, and the conservative press at the very least.
2. Proof is everything. Never say anything unless you've got a fact or quote to back it up!
3. Don't be a dick, work hard and be valuable. Financial publishers are busy, make their lives easier!
copychief  finance  agora 
april 2019 by cmananian
Public-powered journalism in practice
short essay about using Hearkenby Bridget Thoreson
agora  Hearken 
february 2019 by reginalawrence
How Chicago’s ‘J-school of the Streets’ Is Reinventing Local News
"There are a lot of individual newsrooms doing these kinds of [engagement] projects. But it’s rare for it to be infused in the DNA of a whole organization instead of one-off project.”
agora  engaged  journalism 
january 2019 by reginalawrence
The American Crawl : Announcing Good Reception!
Schools and school districts have one approach to innovation: buy more technology. In Good Reception, Antero Garcia describes what happens when educators build on the ways students already use technology outside of school to help them learn in the classroom. As a teacher in a public high school in South Central Los Angeles, Garcia watched his students’ nearly universal adoption of mobile devices. Whether recent immigrants from Central America or teens who had spent their entire lives in Los Angeles, the majority of his students relied on mobile devices to connect with family and friends and to keep up with complex social networks. Garcia determined to discover how these devices and student predilection for gameplay, combined with an evolving “culture of participation,” could be used in the classroom.

Garcia charts a year in the life of his ninth-grade English class, first surveying mobile media use on campus and then documenting a year-long experiment in creating a “wireless critical pedagogy” by incorporating mobile media and games in classroom work. He describes the design and implementation of “Ask Anansi,” an alternate reality game that allows students to conduct inquiry-based research around questions that interest them (including “Why is the food at South Central High School so bad?”). Garcia cautions that the transformative effect on education depends not on the glorification of devices but on teacher support and a trusting teacher-student relationship.
education  gamebasedlearning  gaming  mobile  netnarr  agora 
january 2019 by cogdog

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