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