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links for 2010-09-27

Journalism in the Age of Data Kevin: Geoff McGhee has created a video report looking at data visualisation as a story-telling medium. It has examples of telling 'data stories', life as a data stream and exploring data and technologies and tools. (tags: visualization datajournalism data journalism infographics media 2010) Frontline Club – The Forum – Journalism, insight and debate at… Read more →

Journalists’ identity as a barrier to tech adoption

As I mentioned last week, I’ll be speaking about the Future of Context at the Social Media Forum in Hamburg tomorrow. Bjoern Negelmann has been helping to frame the discussion ahead of the conference and, after our interview by email and blog, he’s posted a follow-up looking at possible evolution of Google’s Living Stories concept (in the original German and… Read more →

links for 2010-09-22

Media Cache – Norwegian Newspaper Taps Into Web’s Efficiencies – Kevin: The Fredrikstad Blad in Norway (a place where I've been and have done journalism training at the Norwegian Institute of Journalism) decided last year to dedicate half of its resources, both editorial and commercial, to the web. They have doubled their online revenue. It's been difficult, but the… Read more →

links for 2010-09-21

The Real Problem With Display: A Glut Of Inventory | paidContent Kevin: An article from 2009 that says that a glut of advertising space was one of the things depressing online display advertising during the recession. I wonder if things have changed as the recession eases. Tameka Kee wrote: "Even if the economy rebounds in 2009, it doesn’t look like… Read more →

Social Media Forum: My thoughts on the future of context

Next week, I’ll be giving the keynote at the Social Media in Hamburg, and I’ve been asked to speak about the future of context. Bjoern Negelmann asked me a few questions via email about the subject, and he’s kindly allowed me to cross-post the interview for the Social Web World blog. 1) Kevin, as an expert for new digital media… Read more →

links for 2010-09-18

Open Data + Custom Maps = Better Afghan Election Monitoring Kevin: Some great examples of practical data and mapping applications for the 2010 Afghan elections. TileMill allows different sets of data to be overlaid on top of each such as fraud measurements over maps of election-related violence. Excellent examples of getting more information from mapping and datasets (tags: mapping data… Read more →

links for 2010-09-17

Domino's UK Social Media Initiatives Help Increase Profits by 29% Kevin: Domino's UK says that its social media campaign using Facebook and Foursquare was key in driving profits 29% higher. On Foursquare, they have what they call a superfans programme. CEO Chris Moore said that the "web-based activities offer a dual benefit of driving pizza sales online and building customer… Read more →

links for 2010-09-15

The Hamster Wheel : CJR Kevin: Dean Starkman writes about the dramatic increase in content production in the US while at the same time the journalism industry has cut 15,000 jobs. He writes about the dramatic rise in output across newspapers, television and the web. More needs to be written about this. I think that Starkman has written an important… Read more →

links for 2010-09-13

What’s the law around aggregating news online? A Harvard Law report on the risks and the best practices » Nieman Journalism Lab Kevin: An excellent look at the law concerning internet news aggregators and also looking at the different types of aggregators. (tags: aggregation journalism law legal internet 2010)

links for 2010-09-08

The Next Newsroom Project | Blog | HTML 5, Arcade Fire, and the next generation of multimedia storytelling Kevin: Google is definitely starting to find some clever ways to drive HTML5 uptake. One way is by helping to develop interesting interactivity using the emerging web standard. In this case, they have worked with Arcade Fire to develop a video that… Read more →

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