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free tickets to journalism.co.uk readers revolution event

By on Nov 30, 2006 in BBC, blogging, blogging techniques, citizen journalism, conferences/events, journalism, online community, social software | 2 comments

As previously mentioned here, I’m taking part in a Readers’ Revolution panel discussion, organised by Journalism.co.uk, and taking place on Monday, 04 December, at Imperial College, London. Tickets for the event ran dry almost as soon as it was announced (which is a bit scary) but I’ve got three free tickets to give away to cybersoc.com readers – first three to comment below get them. The panelists are: * Kevin Anderson, who recently left the BBC to become Blogs Editor at The Guardian. He’s been an online journalist since 1996, designing, editing and writing websites for both broadcast and print media. Kevin blogs at StrangeAttractor. * Clyde Bentley, Associate Professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and is involved in a grassroots journalism project, mymissourian.com. Clyde has spent 25 years in the newspaper industry and now focuses on online journalism. * Robin Hamman is a Senior Broadcast Journalist / Senior Producer for BBC English Regions. He’s also Project Manager of the BBC Blogs Network, for which he has developed a day long workshop for those managing or authoring a BBC blog and is Co-Author of the BBC Manchester...

free blogging workshop at bbc manchester

By on Nov 30, 2006 in BBC, blogging, blogging techniques, citizen journalism, conferences/events, internet libel, journalism |

The first BBC Manchester Blogging Workshop, part of the BBC Manchester Blog Project, will take place on 6pm on Thursday the 18th of January, 2007. This free two hour workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about blogging and/or creating and publishing content online. Topics covered will include: finding the right publishing platform – from blogger to typepad, flickr to youtube, myspaceto NowPublic there’s a place that’s right for you to publish your content online (and often it’s free) tips on getting started – naming your site or page, getting noticed, getting listed by directories and search sites syndicating and sharing your content more widely – making it easier to find new audiences and for them to keep track of you using RSS, email updates, email lists, iTunes (for podcasts), and social bookmarking services like del.icio.us techniques for finding and joining in “the conversation” – using RSS, technorati, co.mments and other tools to find and track the buzz you generate keeping it going – how to make you efforts financially sustainable with google adsense, amazon associates and other revenue sharing programmes We’ll also introduce the BBC’s editorial guidelines, and provide a quick legal briefing covering libel and other issues, because we want to help you keep out of trouble and to understand what we can, and can’t, link to from the BBC Manchester Blog The workshop will be run by BBC Radio Manchester’s Richard Fair who, in addition to covering blogs in his new radio show and posting on the BBC Manchester Blog, has had a number of blogs for years and by Robin Hamman (me!) who heads up the BBC’s Blog Network, runs workshops for people authoring or producing BBC blogs, reports for 5 Live’s Pods and Blogs, and whose personal blog has recently been listed as one of the top .02% of blogs globally by blog tracking service technorati. We’re also hoping to have a number of guest contributors – TBC. For further details or to sign up visit this post on the BBC Manchester...

links for 2006-11-30

By on Nov 30, 2006 in Uncategorized |

Under the hood of the Guardian’s new travel site It’s all about tagging, categorisation, RSS and user friendlyness (tags: guardian tagging SocialSoftware newspaperwebsites web2.0 recommendation) Do journalists need to become “community interaction coordinators”? 52% of producers working on established news brand websites spend time each day “cultivating online communities”. At news websites not affiliated with old media it’s 70.7% (tags: newspaperbusiness newspaperwebsites news2.0 networkedjournalism participation onlinecommunity onlinecommunitymanagement onlinediscussion) Bloggers now eligible for the Pulitzer Prize But you’ve probably only got a chance, suggests Kristine Lowe after re-reading the press release, if you happen to be the author of a newspaper’s blog (tags: blogs blogging blog bloggingfordollars bloggingtechniques newspaperblogs newspaperwebsites news2.0 pulitzer journalism) Kristine Lowe provides a concise and useful summary of “why newspapers blog” debate “Huge topic, and a very topical one as newspaper blogs are popping up all over the place…” which is exactly why I’ve linked to this catchup post for anyone who has missed the debate thus far. (tags: blogs newspaperblogs newspaperwebsites blogging bloggingtechniques bloggingfordollars journalism) Does crowdsourcing exploit net users? Some say yes… “The question of what we end up calling these emerging forms of journalism is tied up with the role that contributors—who may often be untrained and unpaid—will play” (tags: networkedjournalism Journalism newassignment jayrosen citizenjournalism news2.0 crowds) Open up the Business Model: How Citizen Journalists Get Rewared A site by site analysis of payment and reward models – includes Newsvine, Blogburst, Current TV, New Assignment, etc. (tags: blogs citizenjournalism newassignment web2.0 newsvine bloggingfordollars networkjournalism networkedjournalism citizenmedia) Blogger covering porn industry whose done it 5 times (been sued for libel) “I don’t think there’s any doubt that I am the most sued blogger out there…Overall I think it’s terrific that there are libel laws, because the alternative…is that someone would come and break my legs—or kill me.” (tags: law newassignment internetlaw internetlibel libel blogging bloggingtechniques bloggers) Legal Dos and Don’t of Networked Journalism “In a joint project like NewAssignment.Net, where there are many contributors, the host is not liable for defamation said Seltzer, who pointed to Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act. So even though NewAssignment.Net is a collaborative project, th (tags: libel internetlaw internetlibel networkedjournalism journalism citizenjournalism blogging bloggingtechniques) Comparison of BBC News Online editorialised running order vs most popular stories read (tags: bbc mashup web2.0 news2.0 recommendation journalism transparency) The Presence of Magazines on the Internet Bivings study reviews the websites of the top 50 most circulated magazines in US and evaluates them based on the presence of various Web 2.0 features. Result? It’s clear that magazines are not making use of Web 2.0. (tags: Journalism magazines web2.0 bivings newspaperwebsites...

new tactic for striking journos: start blogging

By on Nov 29, 2006 in activism, BBC, blogging, journalism, newspapers |

If a dispute between The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia and the publishers of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News isn’t settled by midnight tonight, the union has announced that instead of simply manning picket lines, members will immediately start publishing their own news website – placing them in immediate and direct competition with the newspapers. Tom Ferrick, Jr, one of those who intends to join the union action should current lastminute negotiations fail, told AP that in competing with Philly.com, the union’s PhilaPapers.com would sell ads and function like an online news site, covering major stories as well as the strike itself. About 200 people are expected to staff the site, which is to include news, politics, business, sports and entertainment sections. It’s an interesting development in the tactics used by union...

links for 2006-11-29

By on Nov 29, 2006 in Uncategorized |

BBC Good Food Magazine – you cook it, then submit it to our flickr group Graham from Noodlepie points out how BBC Worldwide is using flickr groups to bring a sense of shared experience, and community, to it’s magazines. Nicely done. (tags: magazines blogs blogging flickr bloggingtechniques bbc outsourcing onlinecommunitymanagement) Monster signs up newspapers to share in ad revenue Jobs site makes a similar move to Yahoo, who penned a deal a week or two ago with over 100 newspapers (tags: newspaperwebsites newspaperbusiness news2.0 journalism) Social news recommedation site uses trust and reputation systems to fine tune results To fill the gap between traditional editorial boards and the wisdom of the crowds, NewsTrust, a social news site based on trust has been created. (tags: SocialSoftware recommendation digg newsvine news2.0 journalism newspaperwebsites) BusinessWeek practically oozes enthusiasm for The Guardian’s “audience feedback loop” A lot of hype here too: “In other words, The Guardian has opened its doors to outsiders and done away with the privileged position that newspapers accord their writers…” (tags: guardian businessweek news2.0 newspaperblogs newspaperwebsites newspaperbusiness journalism) Social Newspapers? “The relationships already are there; social networking would allow newspapers to build upon them, for the community’s good and its own.” (from RecoveringJournalist) (tags: newspaperbusiness newspaperwebsites news2.0 recommendation socialbookmarking SocialSoftware socialnetworking) Reconstruction: Special Issue on Theories/Practices of Blogging 10 academic papers about blogging (tags: blogs blogging bloggingtechniques bloggers academicresearch) A Blogger’s Blog – Exploring the Definition of a Medium An academic paper by Danah Boyd that argues, amongst other things, that Blogging isn’t just about the tools/medium, it’s a technique and a mindset too. (tags: blog blogging blogs academicresearch blogschool bloggingtechniques danahboyd) Friends, Friendsters, and MySpace Top 8: Writing Community Into Being on Social Network Sites Another academic paper, coming out next week, by Danah Boyd (tags: academicresearch blogging SocialSoftware myspace danahboyd blogs) Justin Hall – the founding father of blogging? This NY Times article from 2004 credits Justin with being the founding father of blogging, 12 years ago… (tags: blogs blogging bloggers bloggingtechniques history) Justin Hall retires from blogging (Feb 2005) or 11 years, Justin Hall was dedicated to documenting his life online. Composing more than 4,800 pages from nearly a decade of constant writing, which he posted on his site, www.links.net, Hall became a pioneer among online diarists and Web loggers. (tags: blog blogger blogging history bloggingtechniques) Have bloggers libelled Jackie’s alleged “attacker”? A discussion of UK libel law in relation to a blogger’s posting of the photo of someone who she alleges assaulted her on a tube train. (tags: blogs libel internetlibel internetlaw blogging bloggingtechniques) Sick mac? Fixit. An amazing set of free how-to guides that help you take apart, fix, install new bits, etc to your mac. (tags: diy apple macintosh macbookpro macosx powerbook fix repair...