In (Voice Of San Diego) CEO Scott Lewis’s announcement blog post, he buried the coolest part at the bottom: The news site has migrated from a proprietary system over to WordPress. To me this is the best part of the announcement because it’s the very thing empowering all the other cool features they’re launching. The
There’s been a bit of a backlash brewing in media circles lately: a growing movement against the idea that online journalism has to consist solely of hundreds of tiny news briefs or slideshows, and in favor of the idea that “longform” writing can also thrive online. Along those lines, the technology site Fast Company provided
(Planet Money contributing editor Alex) Blumberg believes that audio has an advantage over print when it comes to these projects. “I think when people hear your voice, they form a connection to you that they don’t necessarily form when they’re reading a story,” he said. “Listening to something on your smartphone is more intimate than
The way the media works — digital or otherwise — hasn’t changed all that much in some respects: journalists interview people about a topic and then select the quotes they want to use. Sometimes a reporter will cherry-pick an interview in a way that the source doesn’t like, but what can they do about it?
Twitter, fast becoming the basic source, tool, and distribution point in news, is looking for someone to run its news operation: “You will be responsible for devising and executing the strategies that make Twitter indispensable to newsrooms and journalists, as well as an essential part of the operations and strategy of news organizations and TV
Ubiquitous comment system Disqus has made the discovery of trending topics visual with its new website, Gravity. The dynamic, HTML5-based website reports in real time where articles are receiving comment traffic by tracking motion across all of Disqus’s publication partners. “What you’re seeing isn’t a simple directory of content people are clicking on,” the company
(Troy) Thibodeaux will lead a team of programmer-journalists to create groundbreaking journalism with a focus on newsroom tools, data-driven stories and interactive features. There will be a strong emphasis on working on global investigative stories, in alliance with news leaders and journalists across the company. Read the full piece at Poynter.