Online Journalism

A 34-post collection

Journalists Are News Companies' Most Valuable Asset

Journalists are news companies’ most valuable assets. That’s what Mike Arrington asserts, and I think he’s right (disregard the “failing old media” rhetoric): And earlier today I got a glimpse at what AOL is up to – they are hiring all the journalists being fired and laid off by »

Reinventing Local News Distribution On The Web

Last month, four major newspaper companies announced a joint ad sales venture to “let national advertisers place ads on local Web sites with a single phone call.” When I read that, I realized suddenly why local newspapers are having so much trouble adapting to the web. There’s no such »

Reinventing Journalism On The Web: Links As News, Links As Reporting

A cornerstone of journalism has always been reporting what key sources say, put in context and given perspective, alongside reported facts. It’s time to reinvent that process on the web — make it dynamic — using the fundamental mechanism for connecting information and people: the LINK “Do what you do best, »

The Pace of Innovation in Journalism

How long does it take to launch an innovative new feature on a newspaper site? About 48 hours — that’s the standard set by innovative editors like Jack Lail at Knoxnews.com, Tom Meagher at Herald News, and Mark Briggs at Thenewstribune.com. About two weeks ago, I emailed Jack »

Simplicity Drives Technology Adoption

I was talking to a newsroom last week about adopting Publish2 as an editorial platform for creating news aggregation features for their website — there was a lot of excitement about sketching a big vision, thinking about all of the possibilities. But in a follow-up email, we held hands around a »