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Esquire- As revistas do futuro serão assim? | Will the magazines of the future look like this?

Muito provavelmente, sim. A Esquire aproveitou o seu 75º aniversário para lançar uma edição especial com animações, quer na capa, quer em alguns anúncios. Há oito anos que andavam a pensar nisto, mas só agora é que foi possível.

Most likely, yes. Esquire took the opportunity to celebrate it’s 75th anniversary with a special edition with an animated electronic cover and some selected ads. They were thinking about this for the last eight years, but only now they could make it possible.

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Querem ir a Bruxelas para um encontro de jovens jornalistas? Se têm entre 18 e 30 anos então inscrevam-se. O encontro é de 15 a 17 de Outubro e tem um programa muito bom. O prazo para se inscreverem é dia 24 de Setembro.

Do you want to go to Brussels for young journalists meeting? If you are between 18 and 30 years old then sign up. It will be from the October 15th to the 17th, and it has a great programme. The deadline for applications is September 24th.



From 15 to 17 October 2008, 200 young journalists from across the European Union will gather at the European Youth Media Days for high-ranking debates and hands-on media production. Application until 24 September 2008 at

Brussels, 4 September 2008 – New media, open minds and challenging ideas. From 15 to 17 October 2008, the next generation of European journalists meets at the European Parliament in Brussels for the second European Youth Media Days. Hosted by the European Parliament and organised with the support of the European Youth Press, the gathering of 200 emerging journalists promotes a broad discussion and networking on European issues, confronting and provoking with diverse perspectives and realities.

This year’s Media Days programme emphasises the need to bridge national borders in media in order to create a European public and political sphere. To meet these aims, participants will discuss with speakers such as European Parliament President Hans-Gert Pöttering, the Chairpersons of the Parliament’s political groups, and European media correspondents.

Young people interested in European media and politics, journalism students or young professionals living in one of the 27 EU countries (or being an EU national abroad) can apply until 24 September 2008 at

Press Release

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Uma perspectiva diferente | A different perspective widget

Nas várias formas de se apresentarem dados sobre   determinados dados, o traz-nos um formato interessante para seguir as tendências das eleições presidenciais americanas.

In the several ways to present data, the website shows us an interesting format to follow the trends and stats of the american presidential elections.

Gráficos | Charts

Gráficos | Charts

Não só podemos seguir a evolução de algumas sondagens, como também assistir ao número de referências a John McCain e a Barack Obama nas notícias online, na blogosfera e ainda no Twitter. Tudo isto quase em tempo real.

Not only can we follow the evolution of some polls, but also watch the number of times John McCain and Barack Obama are referred in online news, in the blogosphere and also in Twitter. All of this almost in real time.

Mapa | Map

Mapa | Map

A importância dos dados geográficos está expressa também num mapa que engloba diferentes fontes. No Twitter o mapa é todo azul, o que indica que se calhar a Twitteresfera é predominantemente democrata.

O é um bom exemplo como se podem reunir informação a partir de feeds e apresentá-la de uma forma interessante e actualizada. Para mais, é possível incorporá-la no nosso próprio website através de um widget.

Este tipo de mashups é algo que se torna cada vez mais comum e necessário, abrindo portas aos programadores-jornalistas para a criação de novas aplicações para vários temas que possam ser tratados quantitativamente.

Outro factor importante é a utilização de informação gerada por utilizadores, que dá uma visão mais abrangente e multipessoal sobre o assunto em causa.

The importance of geographical data is shown also in a map that incorporates different sources. On Twitter the map is all blue, which indicates that probably the Twittersphere is mainly democrat. is a great example how information can be gathered from feeds and present it in a very interesting and up to date way. Furthermore, you can embbed it in your own website through the widget made available.

This kind of mashups is something that is getting more and more common, opening doors to the programmers-journalists to create new tools for differente subjects that can be covered in a quantitative fashion.

Another important factor is the application  of user generated content, which provides a more broad and multipersonal view over the subject.


The idea of the site came from the interest and the observation of how the “internet” as it stands today can play a role in and shape an election. The internet is a dynamic conduit of information. It is the active voice of its constituents, which is ever-evolving. This constant flux of information is spectacular, but can also be quite daunting, so what I’ve done is try to simplify all this activity down to rudimentary charts and graphs. This simplification inherently may be erroneous in nature, though I believe the broad numbers tend to balance the errors out as there maybe negative pull in both directions. At the very least, the analysis of the data is compelling, particularly when visualized graphically.

An exploration of internet activity in reference to mainstream media. Gain a unique Perspctv on the US Presidential Elections.

This project presents different perspectives in our world, including that of Mainstream media and user-generated content on the Internet. Explore the similarities and the disparities, hear the many voices that have emerged and choose which view, if any, makes the most sense to you. What we think vs. what they say we think — All the chatter on the Internet, all the traditional news media coverage, and all the pollsters — Perspctv brings it all together in a simple and elegant manner — and gives a unique “dashboard” picture of the elections at any one given moment in time, totally un-biased.

descoberto | found via @PauloQuerido

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A reinvenção dos diários | Dailies re-invention

Los periódicos luchan por evitar la caida de ventas


Juan Varela escreveu um post importante sobre o futuro e a renovação dos jornais diários a partir de um artigo de Ana Carbajosa para o El País ,sobre a  crise epidémica que afecta  os jornais  por todo o mundo.

De destacar nesse artigo a frase de Rosental Alves – professor na Universidade de Austin ,Texas, e orientador do workshop de Jornalismo Online a que assisti em Junho: “Sim, o jornal da era industrial está a morrer. Mas o que morre é apenas o de papel, como hoje o conhecemos. Dará lugar a um novo modelo.”

Juan Varela tenta responder em vários pontos à  seguinte questão: o que devem fazer os diários para sobreviver? Uma leitura obrigatória.

Em espanhol.Via @lolacomomola

Juan Varela wrote an important post about the future and renovation of daily newspapers, starting from an article by Ana Carbajosa for El País . about the epidemic crisis that is affecting newspapers all over the world.

I highlight in that article the quote by Rosental Alves – a University of Austin, Texas professor, and also the teacher at the Online Journalism workshop i attended last June: “Yes, the Industrial age newspaper is dying. But what dies is the one made out of paper as we know it today. It will give place to a new model.”

Juan Varela tries to answer in several points to the following question: What should dailies do to survive?

A must read post, in spanish only.Via @lolacomomola

¿Qué deben hacer los diarios para sobrevivir?
Es la pregunta que cada día nos hacemos periodistas, editores y muchas personas relacionadas o interesadas en el periodismo y el negocio de la información. El negocio de la información en internet crece demasiado despacio y se reparte entre más medios. Pero además se invierte muy poco dinero del nuevo negocio digital en información de calidad.
La pregunta no es si la prensa puede sobrevivir, sino cuál es el nuevo modelo de negocio necesario para la producción de información de calidad. Que viva o no el papel es irrelevante. Lo importante es que acaba una era en la que los diarios han liderado la producción de información de calidad. Las televisiones sólo lo han hecho muy parcialmente y la mayoría nunca han conseguido la potencia informativa de los grandes diarios. Y en un negocio donde la verdadera libertad de información ha pertenecido sólo a quienes tenían los recursos financieros para pagarla.
Unos lo han hecho con mayor independencia y responsabilidad social que otros, pero los últimos años, con la explosión de la convergencia multimedia, sus necesidades financieras, la concentración de medios y el hambre insaciable de los inversores por las rentabilidades desmesuradas han erosionado la credibilidad de los medios y su capacidad para invertir en innovación, tanto económicamente como en predisposición profesional.
Pero esa era acaba. Bienvenidos a otra de nuevas oportunidades y, como siempre, grandes desafíos y unas cuantas víctimas.
Más allá de los diagnósticos explicados en el artículo citado y en tantos otros, algunas ideas clave que guían mi trabajo sobre el futuro de la información y los medios.

La reinvención de los diarios

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Vera Alves – “A new definition of media”

The young generations grew up in a world where media is totally different to what it was for our parents and the generations before them. Like any social change, it takes some time to adjust to a new reality and there is always a culture and generational clash. It’s going to take some years (decades, I’d say) until everything is going full-speed.

Computers, cell phones, internet… they’ve all been present for the vast majority of my twenty-something years. I grew up with them and, in doing so, adapting myself to their presence was a natural and unconscious process. Not so for our parents.

Many older journalists seem to be refusing to adjust to this shift in the cultural paradigm. It’s not our job to tell them they’re wrong – they’ll figure it out by themselves. In many cases, they adjust ever so slightly, by using the web as an archive for material published in the past. The web is still the print’s poor cousin for these journalists and they can’t quite see its potential.

A new definition of media

(Vera Alves works as a journalist in New Zealand and has been blogging for quite some time. She recently started a new “journalism only” blog at

A minha querida e muito portuguesa Vera Alves, que recentemente se mudou para a Nova Zelândia, escreveu este interessantíssimo artigo para o,  inserido no August Debate . Mais uma mente portuguesa a brilhar por aí, sem esperar por medalhas. Parabéns Vera, e boa sorte na terra dos kiwis.

My dear and very portuguese Vera Alves that recently moved to New Zealand, wrote this most interesting article for, within the August Debate. Another portuguese mind shining out there, without expecting any medals. Congratulations Vera, and good luck in kiwi land.

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Update – Greg Linch – Artigo completo | Full article

The biggest challenge facing a young journalist in today’s media is…


This is a very simple answer to a very complex question. But it’s fitting because uncertainty is a common theme in many other challenges young journalists face.

Uncertainty is the greatest challenge facing young journalists

Referi neste post um artigo do Greg Linch, mas ele avisou-me que aquilo era apenas um esboço que acabou por ser publicado acidentalmente, por isso aqui fica o link para o texto completo. Obrigado Greg e desculpem-me os leitores.

I referred in this post a Greg Linch’s article, but he let me know that it was a only a draft that happened to be published accidentally, so here’s the link for the finished text. Thank you Greg and my apologies to the readers.

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Desafios para jovens jornalistas | Challenges for young journalists

The biggest challenge facing a young journalist in today’s media is:

Fitting into newsroom cultures that have not evolved.

Entering an industry full of companies with uncertain futures.

Trying to thrive at an organization that is behind the times.

Greg Linch, We’re facing an uncertain future in an industry that’s failing to change

O postou quatro artigos sobre as dificuldades que os jovens jornalistas podem encontrar no panorama jornalístico actual.

Ideias a reter: muito do que terão de saber não vos será ensinado nas universidades; terão que saber fazer de tudo, porque é isso que as empresas esperam de vocês; é preciso estar atento à evolução da tecnologia, das tendências e do mercado.

E ainda: se fizerem tudo bem, estarão à frente de quem manda e terão que se adaptar a duas realidades – a existente e a imposta no vosso local de trabalho. posted four articles about the challenges that young journalists will face in the current journalistic setting.

Main ideas: a lot of what you need to know will not be taught at your university; you will have to know how to do everything, because that is what companies expect from you; you have to follow closely the evolution of technology, trends and market.

And another thing: if you do it all well, you’ll be ahead of those in charge, and you’ll have to adapt to two realities – the existing one, and the other imposed by your working conditions.

One of the greatest challenges young journalists face today is holding out for the change – that steady shift from print to web – that many more established journalists fear.

I’ve found that those “established” journalists are generally older and/or less computer literate, and have become quite accustomed to the state of things in print journalism. Because of this, we younger journalists have to take some initiative.

Laura Griffith, Holding out for the change

Journalism and newspapers have been moving online for years and we can no longer make the distinction between skills needed for print versus skills needed for broadcast or radio journalism. We need and deserve to be better prepared for the industry we will enter. By providing more integrated courses, allowing students to become proficient in programs from Quark to InDesign to Final Cut, universities could raise the bar and provide their students with better skills, and ultimately, job opportunities.

Katharine Lackey, Tired of Being Self-Taught

What does the industry expect of a young journalist?

  • Multimedia supernerd. Jack and Master of all trades, always.
  • Work within the structure. Stamps out innovation, conforms thought processes.
  • Expects hierarchy to control ideas, publication and content.

Young journo’s big woes: J-school doesn’t meet industry expectations

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Porque é que nos preocupamos? | Why do we care?

Porque é o nosso ganha-pão. Não acham estranho que tanta gente, desde académicos, estudantes, desempregados, profissionais, discuta tanto algo que lhes escapa completamente do controle? Alguma vez viram um blog de um administrador de jornal a falar de uma forma positiva sobre o futuro dos jornais (positiva no sentido de estar a procurar soluções)? Se sim, mandem o link. Todos nós sabemos que a evolução dos média é essencial para a nossa sobrevivência. Mas não é só isso. Tem a ver com o equilíbrio social, tem a ver com a preservação cultural, tem a ver com olhar o mundo da forma mais clara possível como comunidade, como indivíduo, como cidadão. Por isso é que nos preocupamos.

Mark Hamilton neste post mais longo do que lhe é habitual (obrigado Mark) demonstra que uma reinvenção é necessária, mas que não está a acontecer à velocidade desejada. As notícias são pessimistas, mas são muitos que procuram as soluções: o Mark (que é professor e sabe quais são as suas responsabilidades), o Ryan Sholin, Paul Bradshaw, eu, e toda a gente de quem eu falo neste blog. Estamos fartos de queixinhas, queremos soluções. Porque nos preocupamos.

Because it’s our living. Don’t you think it’s odd that so many people , from academics, students, unemployed, professionals, discuss so much something that is out of their hands? Have you ever read a blog from a newspaper administrator talking in a positive way about the future of newspapers (positive in a way that it is looking for solutions) ? If you did, send me the link. We all know that media evolution is essential to our survival. But it is only about that. It has to do with social balance, it has to do with cultural preservation, it has to do with looking at the world in the clearest possible way as a community, an individual, as citizens. That’s why we care.

Mark Hamilton in this longer than usual post (thanks Mark) shows the need for a reinvention, but that is not happening at the desired rate. The news are pessimistic, but there are many out there that are looking to solve this: Mark (who is a teacher and understands his responsibilities) , Ryan Sholin, Paul Bradshaw, me, and everyone else that i talk about or make reference in this blog. We’re tired of whiners, we want solutions. Because we care.

I’m always wary of anyone who points with any certain to the future of media. And I have no greater insight into this mess, and the ways out of it, than anyone else. But there are some things that I feel relatively certain about, at least at the moment. (My conclusions are, as always, subject to change.)

Here’s what I’m thinking: driven by a recession that has accelerated its decline, the metro daily will be forced into a new, as yet unknown, form that will redefine newspapers not only in the U.S. but in Canada and, likely, other countries.

We’re only halfway through the year, and those tracking such things in the U.S. put the number of journalists who have been laid-off or bought out at over 6,000. We’ve seen a number of newspapers slash sections, cap the number of pages, increase ad-to-editorial ratios. The American recession is, in large part, driving this bus, but it slid behind the wheel at a time when the public’s changing habits, the disruption of the internet and other factors had already started to snip through the brake linings.

When I was the editor of a smallish newspaper, I went through a recession or two. The strategy was straight-forward: hang on, cut what costs you could — and some that you really couldn’t — and then rebuild when things improved. But by the time this current crisis (and that’s not too strong a word) plays out, I can’t see the rebuilding happening to any great degree.

Watching the reinvention, Mark Hamilton

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O que é preciso para arranjar emprego como jornalista? | What does it take to get a job as a journalist?

Uma boa forma de se verificar a saúde e cultura empresarial de um país é através das páginas dos classificados.Especialmente quando nos debruçamos  sobre algumas áreas específicas. Como aqui falamos de jornalismo, já podem adivinhar o que vem a seguir.

A profissão de jornalista tem sido das que mais alterações sofreu nos últimos anos a nível de capacidades dos profissionais. Se as competências básicas se mantém inalteradas e omnipresentes na profissão, a sua aplicação tem mudado imenso: a tecnologia evoluiu e forçou a evolução da construção de conteúdos informativos. Mas o trabalho continua a ser responder às questões que aprendemos logo na primeira aula de jornalismo: o quê, quem, onde, como, quando e porquê.

Por isso este post vai comparar os anúncios que a Mindy MacAdams viu para jornalistas nos Estados Unidos e outros que eu escolhi de um popular site de empregos na área de comunicação em Portugal. O objectivo é comparar as competências exigidas aos jornalistas  e as condições oferecidas nestas duas realidades, e aferir das necessidades das empresas de comunicação portuguesas. Para juntar à festa, um inquérito que mostra quais são as capacidades exigidas aos jornalistas online da Carolina do Norte. Os resultados são muito interessantes. Como isto vai ocupar algum espaço,  saltem para a parte que interessa aqui.

A good way to check the business culture and health of a country is by reading the classified ads. Especially in some specific jobs. Since the main subject around here is journalism, you might guess what is coming next.

Journalism as a profession  has suffered many changes in the recent years, regarding required abilities. If the basic competences are unchanged and ever present in the job, it’s application has changed greatly: the technology evolved and forced the evolution in the construction of news contents. But the job is still answering to the questions that we learned in our very first journalism class: what, who, where, how, when, why.

So this post will compare the ads for journalists that Mindy MacAdams saw for positions in US newspapers, and a few that i chose from a popular portuguese media jobs website. The goal is to compare  the skills a journalist must have and the conditions offered in these two realities, and assess the needs of the news companies in Portugal. To make it evem more interesting, there’s a survey that shows which are the most required skills preferred for online journalists in North Carolina. The results are quite interesting. Since this will take some room, jump to what matters here.

Continue reading ‘O que é preciso para arranjar emprego como jornalista? | What does it take to get a job as a journalist?’


O Repórter Moderno | The Modern Reporter

Free Newspaper ResearchNa sequência de algumas dicas para estudantes e jovens jornalistas, deixo-vos aqui este post do Innovation in College Media, que apanhou bem esta descrição de Meranda Watling (do famoso de com um jornalista deve trabalhar hoje em dia.


Following some tips for students and young journalists, i’ll leave you with this post from the Innovation in College Media, that caught well this description by Meranda Watling ( from the famous of how a journalist must work today.

That story that broke at 4:30? It came in via an e-mail tip. I actually “broke” the news about 4:40 p.m. I had quickly confirmed the gist of it and wrote two paragraphs to post immediately. Because the editors were in the daily budget meeting, I had another reporter read over it, and then I had a copy editor post it asap so I could begin chasing the sources who were leaving their offices at or before 5 p.m. After I reached those sources, I wrote into the online version and updated. When my editor got back he swapped it out and posted it in the No. 1 spot online.

I went to my board meetings armed with notebook and pen — AND a laptop, Internet card and my Blackberry. I continued to report and write during the meetings. On my drive between the two meetings? I made calls on the A1 story.

When I got back to the newsroom around 8:45 p.m., I made a few more calls and banged out the A1 story and then two more about the meetings I’d covered. All before the 10:30 print deadline. I made cop calls, and half-way down the 10-county list we heard a shooting over the scanner. I went there and called in a Web update from the scene.

That is a sampling of what “newspaper” reporters are expected to do today, at least at my newspaper.

Today’s newspaper reporter

Outros links relacionados | Other related links

Estagiários de Jornalismo, isto é para vocês | Journalism trainees, this is for you

Profissão: Jornalista; Salário: …pois… | Profession: Journalist; Sallary: …er…

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