So, I'll be on vacation (woot!) for the coming week which means a couple of things:
- I'll have limited Internet access, so don't expect a my LINKS post to be very long/exist next week.
- I'll have limited Internet access and don't plan on being able to get any work done. At all. Not too sure how I feel about that.
- My Thursday resolution to try out TweetDeck for twitter is gonna have to wait a while.
On a similar note, if any of you have any requests on how to better lay this post out or better formating or etc… lemme know.
Here we go: these are my links for February 26th through March 5th:
OMG! (and other news that broke this week)
- EMERALD NEWS STAFF STRIKES - News: The Daily Emerald newsroom unanimously walks out until they’re satisfied their board will not be putting them in a position where they can be censored.
- What to do if your startup is about fail (or "Don't Stop Believing") The Jason Calacanis Weblog: It’s a how-to guide on how to save your VC funded business. Or how to close it down. Told by one who knows, this is a must read before you get into the startup world.
Journalism, Examples of
- Interactive | Taubman Museum of Art: Great example of what an infographic can be. They clearly put a lot of work into this.
- The Geography of a Recession - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com: Fantastic infographic from the New York Times on the unemployment rate nation wide.
Nifty Online Things
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is well known for his electrifying presentations. Communications coach Carmine Gallo discusses the various techniques…
15 Useful Twitter Hacks and Plug-Ins For WordPress | How-To | Smashing Magazine: Some nifty hacks for wordpress and twitter.
- Prez Loves to Work the Phone - Politics news | Newser: Feels good to have a president that is both active and actively using basic technology.
- 85+ Tools & Resources for Freelancers and Web Workers: It’s an okay list that primarily relates to time tracking and billing
- Microsoft Office Labs vision 2019 (montage + video) - istartedsomething
- Google Tasks, a Standalone App: Looks like Google may be introducing a task manager soon. Here’s hoping it allows for some group collaboration!
Recession? Local news sites are hanging tough: Great look at some/most? of the successful hyperlocal news startups. * Online video storytelling and trends : Online Journalism
Hulu Traffic Still Up Big After Super Bowl Spike: Hulu saw a huge spike in traffic after the Superbowl (perhaps because of their ad?), and has seen that traffic stay high – roughly 33% higher. Proves that good advertising not only works, but online,…
- Printed Matters Why SEO is still job #1 at news sites: On Google is your landing page and why your newspapers site needs to be a platform.
- Chicago Reader Blogs: Chicagoland: A long analysis of a Chicago townhall on what todo with the Trib. Points I don’t agree with: aggregation is bad, journalists aren’t to blame. Points I like: journos should be able to brand themselves…
Journalism Business Models
- Newspapers: From No Profit to Non-Profits?: A wrap of how how the endowment business model may come into play.
- Business Models of News :: Innovation in Software :: The Vagueware Blog: Good summary of the current state/failure of newspaper advertising, including a quick macro list of how to fix it.
- Five ways newspapers can improve online ads | Knight Digital Media Center Weblog: I’ve actually mentioned all these ideas before, but this is a really handy list of ways for newspapers to make money. – That they’re not doing!
- Information Wants to Be Expensive - WSJ.com: Basically: information will be paid for if it’s unique and high-value. There’s gotta be a way to leverage this idea for freemium.
- The size of social networks | Primates on Facebook | The Economist: Apparently, Dunbar’s number holds true online as well as physically.
- Poynter Online - NewsPay: Knight CEO Bill Mitchel says: • Make way for a new establishment. • Think of media as a path to activism. • Imagine a smaller world. • Get creative with economic models for sustaining news.
- The ethical journalist's guide to selling ads on a website: Part one: Ethics and basic introduction for journalists trying to advertise online.
- Yahoo! Previews Powerful News Advertising Platform: Seems like a good idea to me. Yahoo provides the ad distribution network and newspapers provide the ad selling power.
- Yahoo Teams With Newspapers to Sell Ads - NYTimes.com: The Yahoo - Newspaper ad collaboration deal seems to be working out well.
- Pew Research Center: Newspapers Face a Challenging Calculus: Apparently, newspaper readership has declined in the last 2 years both online and in print. Though, this number might not include aggregators ∴ who really knows.
- Content Bridges: Paid Newsday? Parsing What It Means...and Those 4.5 Minutes: The reason why Newsday paid content will fail is not because of low engagement, but because the newsroom doesn’t do online right to begin with!