These are my links for January 6th from 00:38 to 02:52:

  • Blogging, a new journalistic genre ? | Monday Note - Pretty strong argument that blogs are a great new form of journalism. Problem: they don't make money. Adverts don't value them and they just don't generate the pageviews an article does.
  • What is literacy? BuzzMachine - If online journalism is expected to work, the audience must be able to do the following: Media literacy, then, must embrace all those activities and skills, not just reading but:
  • knowing how to focus on a need for information and express that by crafting a query to find an answer;
  • knowing how to judge the relevance and reliability of sources - including the PageRank-like skill of judging sources on sources;
  • knowing how to create (and remix) content across all media types;
  • knowing how to collaborate;
  • understanding the impact of facts on perspective and perspective on opinion;
  • understanding the impact of identity and anonymity;
  • understanding the relationship of pieces of information that make up a larger story via links;
  • understanding how to make and find corrections
  • On The Media: Transcript of "You Are What You Is" (November 28, 2008) - Jeff Jarvis makes a good case for convergence. The media is now a singular: no longer do jounos choose, video, print, photo, whatever. We're cross-medium.
  • Twelve months of top journalism blog posts in 2008 Christopher Wink - Title says it all. It's a pretty darn good list of the top posts of last year. Worth reading through the list at least.
  • HuffPo Worth $200M? Em, More Like $2M - Business news | Newser - Sounds like the $25 million dollar investment that HuffPo just got may have inflated the value of the blogging newspaper. Instead of the $100-$200 million the investment was based on, it might be worth closer to $2 million. Ouch.
  • Reflections of a Newsosaur: Newspaper share value fell $64B in '08 - A look at the stock prices and market cap. of the major newspapers in 2008.
  • The Turning Gate / TTG iPhone Portfolio - iphone friendly photo gallery direct from Lightroom: Cool!
  • Lee Enterprises: A poster child for the ownership crisis | - Steve Yelvington breaks down the economic crisis for newspapers:
  • The internet means long term changes, newspapers weren't ready.
  • Global economic crisis = less adverts = less income.
  • Newspapers borrowed when the borrowing was good, and are in the same place as everyone else in this economic crisis. They debt they can't pay back.
Links for January 6th

Joey Baker


I write code most days. Prevously: photojournalist, EMT. Somewhat obsessed with jouralism.