How Promotion Affects Pageviews on the New York Times Website. Substantial, valuable research.
Code With Me, a two day introduction to HTML/CSS/jQuery for journalists, came to Portland last weekend. Even though it was beautiful weather outside, forty students and twenty mentors gathered deep within The Oregonian to improve their digital chops. Just think a bit on those numbers… Continue reading →
CNBAM followup: The why, how and results (so far) of the Revolution. Revenue has held steady since switching to three days a week, and online traffic is up 218 percent. Props.
Code With Me, an affordable, two-day introduction to HTML / CSS / jQuery for tech-savvy journalists, is coming to Portland! Even better: a two to one student to mentor ratio means you’ll never get stuck or lost. Applications to attend are due this coming Saturday,… Continue reading →
New techniques and technologies are born monthly and it takes two years to get a new class through. Major new forms of media arise in less time than it takes to get a PhD.
I doubt academia will handle the digital age well. It still hasn’t accepted that this is the biggest leap since Gutenberg conjured the age of mass media with movable metal type.
Eric Newton, Knight Foundation — Do universities hear the critics of journalism education?
Pretty darn neat. Maybe the future of journalism isn’t so far away after all? (via Greg)
Now a few days later, I’ve realized there were two talks at Webstock that made it for me. The first was Clay Johnson’s “Industrialized Ignorance,” a look at the current state of the media. Clay argues that, much like how industrial food production gives us… Continue reading →
This week I’m at Webstock, a lovely conference in New Zealand. I’m doing my best to write little blog posts about the amazing presentations. Please forgive any typos, etc. If you’re here too, come write a haiku at Automattic’s booth. Miranda Mulligan (hey, I know her!)… Continue reading →
Since I’ve been involved in the news industry, I’ve been a huge proponent of open source software. In particular, this selling point: open source makes for much easier cross-institution collaboration. Open source software provides a legal framework for companies to pool development resources, and build mutually-beneficial… Continue reading →