Author’s note: This post wraps up the responses to my earlier prompt for the Carnival of Journalism blog project. Feel free to contribute your own blog responses, and I’ll add them to the thoughts compiled here. — As I’d hoped, our group stretched my prompt about longevity and meaningful content in a variety of directions. Engagement […]Read More #jcarn: Finding the way to meaningful, long-lasting content
David Cohn, our Carnival of Journalism ringmaster, has graciously allowed me to serve as host for this month’s #jcarn blogfest. For this month’s prompt, I offer two related questions: How do you define meaningful content that has long-lasting value? What is the best way to evaluate content that fosters deep engagement with the audience? Take the prompts in […]Read More #jcarn: What is the best way to measure meaningful content?
Note: This post is another installment for the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Carnival of Journalism project, where people passionate about journalism are sharing ideas in the blogosphere about ways to preserve and improve the craft. —– The essence of journalism is a discipline of verification. —The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel Of […]Read More #jcarn: Video as a form of verification
NYU professor and blogger Jay Rosen is well-known and recognized in journalistic circles for his work and thoughts on public journalism, new media, and democracy. He is also a prolific Twitterer (@jayrosen_nyu) with more than 35,000 followers. Today, he showcased one of the primary — and these days, underappreciated — journalistic virtues on Twitter: humility. […]Read More Jay Rosen: A lesson in transparent humility
Although some hegemonic forces tout the synergy one yields from interweaving multiple lexical categories and argot, methinks such linkages merely obfuscate and should be excised from our discourse. In other words, cut the crap. Or as authors Brian Fugere, Chelsea Hardaway, and Jon Warshawsky put it: “Fight the bull.” My friend and former colleague Michelle […]Read More Communicators, unite! Write clearly, and fight the bull
Obama’s State of the Union address (Word size indicates how often Obama said it) Today, journalists have to do more than merely chronicle what was said. The multimedia tools at their disposal allow stories to be told creatively, interactively. In today’s environment, the best news organizations are allowing readers and viewers to discover “stories” in […]Read More Obama’s speech: Watching the new journalism in action
No one reads anymore. It is a refrain heard often in discussions about the future of journalism, especially since it’s younger readers who aren’t reading newspapers and magazines. Give ’em short bites. Lots of photos. Q&As. Breakout boxes. The advice makes intuitive sense. Online, we have become scanners and skimmers, with our eyes darting quickly […]Read More Premature obit for narrative journalism?