17
Jan
09

Links for the weekend | Links para o fim de semana


A very interesting way to present information by Kevin Sablan. Uma forma muito interessante de apresentar informação por Kevin Sablan.
Hudson crash, lifestreamedUS Airways flight 1549

Hudson crash, lifestreamed US Airways flight 1549

I used storytlr to gather feeds from Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Vimeo to create this aggregated “story” about yesterday’s crash of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson river. The links are “hot”, so click when you see blue.

Storytlr calls itself  a “platform to build the centralized you.” Although intended to tell one person’s story, it does a fine job of pulling together bits of information from various “citizens” to create one story.

But this morning I got a missive from an employee at one of the cable news networks, who tells me I’ve got it all wrong. Speed is nice, but these days, there are other considerations that are much more important for media companies:

It’s not the speed of Twitter photo that’s remarkable. It’s that it’s FREE. In the past, we would have got that pic from one of the agencies. We didn’t need anything from the agencies yesterday. Anything we couldn’t get from our own crews, people sent us FOR FREE.”

See? Who says old media has been slow to adapt to the Web?

The way we read the news is changing, so it only makes sense that the way we follow the news should change as well. Even relatively new news aggregators like Google News seem antiquated compared to these game-changing tools.

Twitter…what is it good for? It turns out this little service is good for a whole lot of things, despite the loud objections of people who’ve never really tried it. Even among true believers, though, it’s been hard to figure out how this much loved company is going to afford to stay alive. How will Twitter make money?
A number of people noticed a new change made to Twitter today that could show just how it’s going to happen. Of course this is just speculation, but we believe it’s a pretty good guess that this could be what goes down.Journalism ethics 2.0: As the Internet changes the market, some conventions must change as well

The practice of journalism is an act of service. But if we are going to be able to continue to serve our audience, we will need to change some of the conventions and assumptions we’ve brought to our practice if they now stand in the way of our ability to serve. What good are conventions designed a generation ago to protected our public image if following them today leaves us with a shrinking audience and no advertisers to support us?

Here are three widely quoted tenets of traditional journalism ethics that I believe journalists must change in order to remain relevant in a more competitive online information market.

The old rule: You can’t cover something in which you are personally involved.

The new rule: Tell your readers how you are involved and how that’s shaped your reporting.

Have you seen these New York Times slideshows? They’re silky smooth, technical wonders of multimedia interactivity and journalism. We’re moving way beyond the basics of text and pictures and really starting to take advantage of the capabilities of the internet as an entirely new news medium.

And you know what?

I shouldn’t be able to experience that for free. New, amazing technologies and presentation and graphics and whizzits and whatsits and mobile audio this and that—they should all be provided as services to a paying audience.


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