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Social Media Examiner: 4 Social Media Goals Every Business Should Measure
Andrew K. Kirk writes, "Here are four business goals, how social media can impact these goals and most importantly, how you can measure the impact of your social media efforts on these goals. Determine how each goal below relates to your specific business goals and then choose which social media results are relevant to measure."
socialmedia  socialnetworking  digital  industry  readthis  tips 
september 2012 by cherylsadler
10,000 Words: ‘Text is a UI’: How Journalists Can Work Usability into Online Words
Kevin Loker writes, "What is important to note is that “Text is a UI” shouldn’t be a mantra reserved for web designers. Everyone needs a variety of web skills and smarts these days, and usability in your text should be included. Here are a few spots where this mindset could help:"
journalism  industry  digital  twitter  tagging  editing 
september 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: How should a news curation team work?
Steve Buttry writes, "Mandy Jenkins and I are making plans to hire and launch a curation team for Digital First Media.

If you wonder what a curation team is, don’t bother to apply. If you wonder what a curation team could be, and have some ideas, we want to hear from you."
curation  industry  readthis  journalism 
june 2012 by cherylsadler
Zombie Journalism: Exploring the Role of Curation and Curators in the Newsroom
Mandy Jenkins writes, "Curation is a huge part of Digital First Media‘s plans. I/We see it as a way to give our readers a well-wounded view of a story or topic, while also freeing up our local staffs to do the original reporting they do best. It is with this in mind that I, along with my esteemed boss, Steve Buttry, will soon be hiring a national curation team comprised of a team leader and two curation editors."
curation  readthis  journalism  industry 
june 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: Copy editing: It’s taught me a lot, but it has to change
"Journalists who have treated the copy desk as a safety net need to take more responsibility for the quality of their own work. And journalists who have specialized in copy editing will play multiple roles in a Digital First newsroom."
copyediting  readthis  industry  journalism  editing 
june 2012 by cherylsadler
Steve Buttry's Digital First blog posts
Steve Buttry's blog posts (and comments) on Digital First journalism.
digital  journalism  industry  JRC 
january 2012 by cherylsadler
Paton prepares his newspapers for a world without print
According to Mr. Paton, his new employees at MediaNews were hoping to discern the silver bullet that would enable them not only to survive, but prosper. Instead, he worked his way through a detailed presentation about outsourcing most operations other than sales and editorial, focusing on the cost side that might include further layoffs, stressing digital sales over print sales with incentives, and using relationships with the community to provide some of the content in their newspapers.
industry  JRC  media  newspapers  readthis  journalism 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
8 Must-Have Traits of Tomorrow’s Journalist
As the news industry looks to reconstruct its suffering business model, the journalists of today must reconstruct their skill sets for the growing world of online media. Because of cutbacks at many news organizations, the jobs available are highly competitive. News companies are seeking journalists who are jacks of all trades, yet still masters of one (or more).
infopro  journalism  industry 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
John Paton’s Big Bet: Will “Digital First” bring home the bacon?
"We’re no good at this,” John Paton says, sitting in a midtown Manhattan conference room on a gray, rainy spring day. “We” is the news business, and “this” is designing a viable future for it. “We have to figure it out.” He leans forward in his chair and adjusts his blue Hermès tie. “If this business model’s not fixed, the amount of American daily newspapers that won’t be here in five years will stagger you. They won’t make it.” The reporters and editors at Journal Register Company—a chain of eighteen daily newspapers and 176 non-daily newspapers, magazines, and websites in small markets throughout the Midwest and Northeast—should know. Paton took over as CEO of the company in February 2010 when the previously public company emerged out of bankruptcy as a private one.
JRC  industry  news  media  digital 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
AOL Hell: An AOL Content Slave Speaks Out
An interesting read on one writer's experience with AOL. The most poignant part is the final paragraph.
readthis  industry  media 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
A call for consolidation: Dean Singleton on John Paton, collective action, and the next waves of newspaper cutbacks
When MediaNews Group and Journal Register Co. announced a quasi-merger on Wednesday — putting the two under a new common management structure named Digital First, with John Paton serving as CEO of both companies — it was the most dramatic combination of American newspapers companies in years. And it was also a victory for the vision of Dean Singleton, the longtime MediaNews CEO who has been a champion for consolidation in the newspaper industry for decades.
newspapers  JRC  media  industry  readthis 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
The seven steps to a successful aggregation strategy for your news organization
Media have changed in ways that now make aggregation essential to the mission of almost any news organization.

Readers face an abundant and growing volume of news and news sources. Most cities now have independent news websites, forums and blogs covering neighborhoods and particular topics. Other professional news outlets are stepping up their output.

Someone has to make sense of it. Someone has to look beyond his own newsroom and give readers a comprehensive digest. The news organization that gets that right will become readers’ first and most frequent stop.
industry  infopro  readthis  journalism  socialmedia 
july 2011 by cherylsadler
John Paton’s Big Bet
“We’re no good at this,” John Paton says, sitting in a midtown Manhattan conference room on a gray, rainy spring day. “We” is the news business, and “this” is designing a viable future for it. “We have to figure it out.” He leans forward in his chair and adjusts his blue Hermès tie. “If this business model’s not fixed, the amount of American daily newspapers that won’t be here in five years will stagger you. They won’t make it.” The reporters and editors at Journal Register Company—a chain of eighteen daily newspapers and 176 non-daily newspapers, magazines, and websites in small markets throughout the Midwest and Northeast—should know. Paton took over as CEO of the company in February 2010 when the previously public company emerged out of bankruptcy as a private one.
JRC  industry  journalism  readthis 
july 2011 by cherylsadler
CRL Report Describes Digital Newspaper Production
This report provides a vivid glimpse inside the workplaces that produce what – not long ago – we would have called newspapers. As digital news-gathering and production methods proliferate, and as digital avenues for distribution emerge, these workplaces are being transformed in profound ways, with electronic facsimiles and websites (and probably more) overtaking the paper format.
newspapers  industry  readthis  library_science  infopro 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
Future of Media: Curation, Verification and News as a Process
While many media outlets have web editors who track reports on Twitter and other social media, the BBC is unique (as far as I know) in having a special desk that sits in the middle of the newsroom and pulls in reports from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and anywhere else it can find information. The desk staffers then try to verify these reports, and some of the ways they do that are fascinating.
industry  readthis  infopro 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
Traditional media’s refusal to enter the link economy
Blogger ethics tend to be better than traditional journalism ethics when it comes to linking to sources. It’s actually far more likely you won’t find a single link in any articles in most mainstream news publications online. Sometimes they may even write out the source, but won’t link to it.
digital  industry  infopro 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
“There are some people who don’t wait.” Robert Krulwich on the future of journalism
On May 7th, Robert Krulwich gave the commencement speech to Berkeley Journalism School’s Class of 2011. That’s Robert Krulwich, who hosts the singular radio show Radiolab, one of the most accomplished pieces of science broadcasting in any nation. Robert Krulwich, who won a Peabody Award for broadcast excellence a few months ago. Robert Krulwich, whose blog Krulwich Wonders should be on everyone’s reading list.
readthis  journalism  industry 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
Newspaper front pages capture elation, relief that Osama bin Laden was captured, killed
In the 10th year since the September 11 attacks planned by Osama bin Laden, the terrorist leader has been captured and killed by American forces. The word first spread on Twitter, then on network and cable news. Monday morning, the news dominated most front pages, which would have been redesigned starting around 11 p.m. eastern time on Sunday after bin Laden’s death was confirmed. Many of the front pages use the same photo of bin Laden, but treat it differently with the use of color, bold headlines, type size and placement.
design  news  industry 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
Five myths about the future of journalism
There are few things journalists like to discuss more than, well, themselves and the long-term prospects for their industry. How long will print newspapers survive? Are news aggregation sites the future? Or are online paywalls — such as the one the New York Times just launched — the way to go? As media organizations plot their future, it’s worth discarding some misconceptions about what it will take to keep the press from becoming yesterday’s news.
journalism  readthis  infopro  industry  socialmedia  digital 
april 2011 by cherylsadler

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