journalism

 
  • NewsiT Raises $500K To Gamify Crowd Journalism

    NewsiT Raises $500K To Gamify Crowd Journalism

    Crowdsourced news platform NewsiT.net just announced that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding. And, timed to match the beginning of South by Southwest, it's also launching its iPhone app. The company was founded by longtime journalist Melinda Wittstock, who has worked for the Times of London, BBC Television, the Guardian, the Observer, ABC News, National Public Radio, and MSNBC/CNBC. Read More

  • Support Long-Form Journalism With This Online Kickstarter Project

    Support Long-Form Journalism With This Online Kickstarter Project

    Most Kickstarter projects are some permutation of the words iPad,iPhone,case,stand,shell, and stylus. But this project is a permutation of the words long-form, journalism, and website. The project, called #MATTER, is the brainchild of Jim Giles and Bobbie Johnson and hopes to bring thoughtful, long-form journalism to the tabletweb. Read More

  • Warning Stickers For Newspapers

    Warning Stickers For Newspapers

    If newspapers came with warning labels, they might look something like the ones Tom Scott came up with. The British "geek comedian" created warning stickers you can print out and put on newspapers (PDF below). They include: Warning: This article is basically just a press release, copied and pasted. Warning: This article contains unsourced, unverified information from Wikipedia. Read More

  • German bloggers' Internet Manifesto on journalism's future makes waves

    German bloggers' Internet Manifesto on journalism's future makes waves

    After stirring up their own country, the German blogger elite has launched an international version of their Internet Manifesto in English. Fifteen authors of Germany’s most popular blogs have signed a declaration about How journalism works today. The 17 articles run down from statements like “the Internet is different” and “the Internet improves journalism” to… Read More

  • Is journalism dead in the 21st Century?

    The Traveling Geeks gathered together for a great turnout (despite the torrential downpours) at the Guardian’s Media Talk (live) podcast. Our agenda was to discuss journalism and it’s rapid change in the 21st Century. Listen here. While more and more newspapers lose their audience and their advertisers, print is quite quickly, becoming obsolete. In the video below you will see Sarah… Read More

  • Faux-chrome olde-style USB microphone

    Faux-chrome olde-style USB microphone

    Podcaster, eh? I know your type. Always talking, never listening to other people’s podcasts. Well since you’re so sure you’re the next Edward R. Murrow, maybe you oughta look the part. Tuck in that shirt, you hippie. Get some suspenders! Roll up those sleeves… stop! Too much, roll them down again. Now get this chrome-lookin’ USB microphone and talk into it like… Read More

  • GameSpot defends itself, says advertiser pressure didn't cause editor's firing

    GameSpot defends itself, says advertiser pressure didn't cause editor's firing

    Tell me if you believe this yarn, said by CNET Networks Entertainment vice president of programming Greg Brannan: Neither CNET Networks nor GameSpot has ever allowed its advertising business to affect its editorial content. The accusations in the media that it has done so are unsubstantiated and untrue. Jeff’s departure stemmed from internal reasons unrelated to any buyer of advertising on… Read More

  • Fired Kane & Lynch guy fights back, says video game writing isn't corrupt

    Fired Kane & Lynch guy fights back, says video game writing isn't corrupt

    More Kane & Lynch fallout, ladies and germs ($1 to John Biggs). As you may already know, a GameSpot editor was recently fired in the wake of his review of the game. Was he fired because the review, especially the video review, was harsh on the game (Eidos is a major advertiser on GameSpot) or for some other, unknown reason? No one knows yet, which, in accordance with the Rules of the Internet… Read More

  • Reuters' N95-equipped toolkit for on-the-go reporters

    Reuters' N95-equipped toolkit for on-the-go reporters

    As a well-respected, professional, hard-hitting technology journalist, I can appreciate what this kit has to — buwahahahaaaa!! I’m sorry, I couldn’t get though it all. Well-respected! Professional! Journalist! L! O! L! Anyhoo, Reuters came up with an interesting idea to try out with some of its reporters that entailed the use of an entirely mobile setup consisting of a Nokia N95… Read More

  • Newsware: Dragging Journalists Into the 21st Century Since [Some Earlier Time]

    Newsware: Dragging Journalists Into the 21st Century Since [Some Earlier Time]

    Actual, out-in-the-field reporters have the benefit of breathing fresh air every day. This little toolkit concept, the handiwork of Benjamin Kuhn, includes a small video camera, audio recorder and a tablet-like thing for jotting notes while out and about. The tablet doesn’t look as compact as you might expect, but its glossy design ranks right up there with the MacTab we saw earlier. Read More