Here’s the video of the Herald Sun’s Future of Journalism panel discussion I was involved in yesterday.
I am now one week into a three-month research visit to the US (I’m hoping I will have more time to blog now that I am not teaching). The University of Maryland has been kind enough to host me and I will be using my time here to research users of American participatory journalism sites.… Continue reading ONA 2011 conference – top takeaways
In response to my last blog post on sites showcasing great participation techniques I received a lot of suggestions on Twitter. I thought I would continue the list here – with those that were suggested. Blottr – aggregator and site based on community contribtuions What’s trending – a similar idea to The Stream on Al… Continue reading News sites that ‘get’ participation part II
One of the many reasons that I have been so slack with updating the blog is the nervous breakdown that is referred to as a PhD. My research is focusing on motivations for users of news sites. In particular, I am interested in different models of audience participation. As part of this research I am… Continue reading News sites that ‘get’ audience participation
What’s more important embracing change or protecting current revenues? This may seem like an old question. A question which has been debated in the media industry to death – should we embrace the new opportunities offered by the digital media landscape or protect current revenue makers- traditional media. In fact many have debated that attempts… Continue reading Why should regional media embrace online?
Help Me investigate, a trial of a platform for crowdsourcing investigative journalism, based in the UK’s West Midlands has had its first investigation published. I have previously blogged about this exciting project and it’s interesting to see some results. Given my recent discussion about journalists and not-for-profits funding journalism and the major news organisations reaping the… Continue reading First success in a new form of investigative journalism
Because it’s free… the whole point of his argument really. Yes that’s right the Messiah of online business models has a new book and it is available for free online (to read or embed – see embedded book below). My Twitter was alive with people sending the link and Paul Bradshaw (always with his finger… Continue reading Start reading Chris Anderson’s Free
The queen of blogs, Arianna Huff, has continued the pay for online news debate – reopened by Murdoch a few weeks ago – by claiming: Unless you’re selling porn — especially weird porn — I would not go the subscription route. That is of course unless people want news like they want porn, something News… Continue reading News like porn – the ongoing ‘charging for online news’ debate
Haven’t we had this debate already? And haven’t we found that it doesn’t work? But it appears the great man of media thinks otherwise. The Financial Times is reporting that Murdoch could charge for online content for the UK’s Times and Sun this year. While the general consensus seems to have been that charging for… Continue reading Murdoch to charge for online content