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Editorial Board Transparency (And Tech Incompetence)

Posted on 27 April 2008. Filed under: From WiredPen |

In prep’ing for digital journalism workshops for our UW undergrads, I discovered that the Seattle PI has opened up at least some editorial board meetings to the public via “podcasts.” (I challenge you to try to find the podcast archive/description via the masthead links, however.)

The NY Times Caucus blog reported Saturday that a Friday afternoon […read the complete post…]

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Facebook “Chat” Annoyance

Posted on 27 April 2008. Filed under: From WiredPen |

A friend asked me (via Facebook) how to use FB to follow a Twitter feed. As I was typing an explanation, Facebook decided to pitch its new “chat” feature. I wasn’t interested, so I clicked the “close” button. NOTHING happened! Well, nothing happened re the chat promo … but the interruption killed my ability to […read the complete post…]




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MediaWork, The Interview

Posted on 27 April 2008. Filed under: From WiredPen |

Interview with Mark Deuze of Indiana Univ and University of Amsterdam regarding his new book, MediaWork, which is a series of interviews with media professionals. His goal was to identify what it means to “work in media” — in part for his students, in part to document what is happening with convergence. (tip)
Game industry may […read the complete post…]

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Broadband: BBC Calls For More; Comcast Throttles

Posted on 27 April 2008. Filed under: From WiredPen |

Across the pond the BBC is calling for government “intervention in the market in order to ensure everyone has access to broadband internet.”

[We] would like to emphasise the importance of considering the case for a new definition of universal service aims in a higher-speed future. There is a need to scope the case for public […read the complete post…]

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Resource: Visual CV

Posted on 27 April 2008. Filed under: From WiredPen, Resources |

I stumbled upon (not with the software) this CV (I would not have my cellphone number public like this) and thus was introduced to Visual CV (warning: big annoying Flash promo). From their about pages:
The VisualCV makes a traditional resume come alive with video, pictures and a portfolio of your best work samples and other […read the complete post…]

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Britannica Free For Bloggers

Posted on 27 April 2008. Filed under: From WiredPen, Resources |

Britannica Online is waiving (for one year) its $70 premium access fee through a program called Britannica Webshare (via TechCrunch).
This program is intended for people who publish with some regularity on the Internet, be they bloggers, webmasters, or writers. We reserve the right to deny participation to anyone who in our judgment doesn’t qualify.” Britannica is […read complete post…]

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Journalistic Ethics: The Pentagon Story

Posted on 27 April 2008. Filed under: From WiredPen |

I’ve just re-read the NYT scathing expose of the massive PR machine that is the Bush/Rumsfeld Pentagon, and I’m struck (yet again) at how far removed today’s TV news organizations seem to be from what I believe to be core journalistic ethics: transparency and the absolute avoidance of the appearance of conflict of interest.
I don’t […read complete post…]

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Exodus To Starbucks…

Posted on 27 April 2008. Filed under: From WiredPen, Resources |

… cause “my internet is not working.” Hysterical SouthPark episode (via Go2Web2.0). […read complete pos…]

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Twitter Genres : A Draft

Posted on 27 April 2008. Filed under: From WiredPen, Resources |

In concert with developing a page of Twitter resources, I’ve started (in-work!) identifying message genres (types). Note that some follow traditional genre style (eg, fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, romance) and some are “types of people” (politics, organizations, reporters): […read complete post…]

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