Category Archives: Carnival of Journalism

My “Quest” and the Future of Journalism Education

I’m on a quest. It’s a quest to bring responsible journalism to live-tweeting. It’s a good quest, a quest to change the work ethos of journalists when it comes to tweeting during breaking news events. I’ve written and spoken about … Continue reading

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Why are we spending so much time ‘Measuring the Impact of Journalism?’

I love this question posed by Greg Linch in this month’s Carnival of Journalism.  Almost every newsroom these days is driven by the need/desire to generate pageviews.  The Washington Post’s newsroom receives hourly updates on what stories are trending in … Continue reading

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Carnival of Journalism: Journalists as Capitalists

Haven’t we spent enough time asking what journalists can and can’t do? Haven’t we spent enough time asking what the definition of journalism is? Seriously, enough already. When I saw this month’s Carnival of Journalism prompt from Michael Rosenblum, I … Continue reading

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Carnival of Journalism: What is ‘Good’ Journalism & A Plea for ONA to Return to its Roots

Lisa Williams prompted one of the wildest e-mail threads I’ve part of in a while last month when she asked the simple question of what criteria the Online Journalism Awards (issued at the annual conference of the Online News Association) … Continue reading

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The Carnival Takes Off

I always enjoyed carnivals growing up.  You never knew what to expect — new games, rides, foods just around the corner.   And, such an eclectic group of people that often looked and acted strangely 🙂 I think what David Cohn … Continue reading

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Carnival of Journalism: Talking to People IS a Life Hack!

The question for this month’s Carnival: “What are your life hacks, workflows, tips, tools, apps, websites, skills and techniques that allow you to work smarter and more effectively?“ One of my favorite scenes in the Dead Poet’s Society is when … Continue reading

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Carnival of Journalism: Don’t Forget to Watch the Sun Rise

When David Cohn posted the latest topic for the Carnival of Journalism, I messaged him and said “interesting topic.” His reply:  “Think it cuts too deep?” Indeed. What this topic requires is a certain amount of honest self-examination, a trait … Continue reading

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It’s Carnival Time: Let’s Get Past the Talking

I must admit, the latest topic(s) by Carnival Ringmaster David Cohn had me a bit stumped.  And, I seriously considered taking a pass this time around.  But, knowing Dave as I do I wondered whether he wasn’t doing a bit … Continue reading

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It’s Carnival Time: Talking News Sources

The latest question from David Cohn (aka DigiDave) for the Carnival of Journalism centers on one of my favorite topics:  news sources. The question: What can you, as an individual or employee, do to increase the number of news sources? … Continue reading

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Joining the Carnival of Journalism: The Changing Role of Universities

My good friend David Cohn (aka DigiDave) has revived the Carnival of Journalism, with the opening blog topic of: The changing role of Universities for the information needs of a community. To quote Dave, what a “rad” idea.  In his … Continue reading

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