My 2012 SXSW Interactive Panel Picks
Journalism/technology pitches for 2012 SXSW Interactive abound, and amen for that. Continuing with my experimental research on conversational news, I’ve proposed a panel offering hard, empirical data on the journalistic value, if any, of online story commenting. This stuff is too tricky to figure out without hard data. I’m also particularly keen on several other panels, feeling a...
Crowdsourcing "the Quake" →
Great that mainstream media quickly sought to crowdsource this week’s East Coast quake with eyewitness accounts. But they’ve been doing that pretty handily for years. Way overdue is crowdsourcing non-breaking news, such as deeper public-policy issues that affect us all. The day that happens represents a seismic (sorry) shift toward thinking about the audience as co-collaborator in...
What is journalism worth? →
What is journalism worth? That’s the question journalism managers and entrepreneurs have been trying to figure out ever since it became clear, years ago, that the Internet was disrupting local publishing monopolies. And so we’ve endured years of conference panels, email exchanges, and blog posts about paywalls and paid content strategies, as publishers try to figure out exactly how much people...
Missouri teachers group sues over social... →
infoneer-pulse: A Missouri teachers’ union said Friday that it is challenging a new measure that restricts teachers’ use of social networking sites and their contact with students, saying it violates their constitutional rights. The Missouri State Teachers Association said it is seeking an injunction to block enforcement of part of a law that takes effect Aug. 28. The union and several public...
"Jeggings," "sexting" enter Oxford English... →
Aw-fully awesome.* * File under “sign o’ the Apocalypse.”
American Drink: Get Your (Drink) T-shirt On →
americandrink: Raise a glass. We’ve sold out. Yep, after over a year of living the “Just doing it for fun!” lie, your pals at American Drinkcorp, LLC have managed to shake the integrity bug and muscle our way up to the corporate teat for a big ol’ mugfulla Sellout Punch. … Well hello, daddy …
Online Commenting: Conversation Friend of Foe?
SXSW 2012 Interactive Panel Proposal Not long after I figured out a way to empirically measure the somewhat squishy phenomenon of conversational journalism, I started getting questions from people about whether story commenting was an example of it (see this post and this post for discussions). I couldn’t say definitively because I didn’t test story commenting in any of my controlled experiments....
What happened to Obama? →
A painful but important read. Sigh.