Online Journalism: Spring 2011

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Readings + Reactions for 2.4.11

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ONLINE JOURNALISM
The New Rules of News: A list of 22 ideas for how to rethink, reinvent, and recast the news.
Life After Newspapers: an opinion piece that asks some good questions.
NPR’s hour-by-hour audience by platform. A great transparent look at the shifting needs of audience for NPR’s content.
Don’t look for a TV in Television’s Future A great piece that looks at how Social Media and streaming video are transforming the way we watch.

DESIGN THINKING
Diego Rodriguez’s “innovation principles” are indispensable. For this week, read the first two:
Experience the world instead of talking about experiencing the world
See and hear with the mind of a child

Plus–and this branches between Design Thinking & Online Journalism–a note from the creator of the Pulitzer-Winning Politifact about the design process: Demos, Not Memos

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Written by sinker

January 27, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Posted in Readings

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  1. Good stuff–liked all the articles… the “New Rules of News” gave me a lot of ideas into what i think my site will incorporate into its journalism.

    The newspapers death won’t bother me that much. I’m not a fan of all the negative, bad news they spread. For instance–they covered how we didn’t have enough swine flu vaccines last year for weeks on end, and not once did they give readers another option, like Vitamin D. They might have just told us we were all fucked. If i was running the Trib, i’d put it like, “Yes, you’re fucked, but at least there’s another option.” I don’t want electronic books, though. I feel like it’s the death of romance… newspapers aren’t romantic. They’re for coffee breaks and Metra rides. Books are for late-night dimly-lit readings… i see so much more beauty in books. I couldn’t imagine what Fear & Loathing would have been like on my computer…

    I liked the “Experience the world instead of talking…” article, too. With that said, stop reading about the protests in Egypt–go downtown with some friends and make some signs. Any sign! Maybe we’ll make that a future project…
    “The Protest Something–Anything! Protest.” 11/11/11 @11:11

    ~Michael

  2. These articles provided a lot of insight to journalism and journalist ways. Like the new rules of the news, had some good points about making news more conversational, displaying errors if they were made, up to date archives and I really liked the comment about the What You Can Do box to get involved.

    The Life After Newspapers was interesting, as the internet is where we are going and throwing in the idea of democracy in there, as well as the future of TV article: there will be no need for a TV in the future.

    To me, newspapers and print anything will always be something I enjoy.. to hold the copy in your hand is all apart of the experience. And TVless in the future, never. I’d pick relaxing at home watching the TV any day over watching it on my computer or phone, guess I’m old fashioned 🙂

    The Design Thinking; experiencing the world- seeing it through your own eyes as opposed to someone elses and using the ability to see things using your mind as a child’s with openness, curiosity and fun-loving ways.

    Media, social media and journalism are all connected to these articles, while providing a little creative thought.

    April Barkley

    April Barkley

    February 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm


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