Arquivo de Março, 2008


Viver para Contar | Live to Tell

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Paulo Nuno Vicente é jornalista da Antena 1, e também é o autor do blog Jornalismo em Segurança – Report on Safety, onde partilha as suas experiências como repórter em teatros de guerra, e não só. Ele enviou-me um email para divulgar um novo espaço no seu blog, dedicado à partilha de experiências de jornalistas, académicos, diplomatas, militares, público (portugueses ou estrangeiros), sob o tema da segurança dos jornalistas, em cenários de conflito. Confesso que não conhecia este blog, mas é daqueles que vale mesmo a pena.

Paulo Nuno Vicente is a journalist at Antena 1 – portuguese public radio – and he’s also the author of the blog Report on Safety,where he shares his experiences as a reporter in war zones, and others. He sent an email to announce a new space in his blog dedicated to the sharing of experiences of journalists, scholars, diplomats, military and citizens (portuguese or foreign) under the theme of journalists security, at conflict areas. I admit that i didn’t know this blog, but it’s one of those that are really worth it.


O weblog Jornalismo em Segurança – Report on Safety acaba de inaugurar o espaço Viver para Contar.

Jornalistas, Académicos, Diplomatas, Militares, Público, etc são convidados a reflectir sobre a segurança do jornalismo, sobretudo em ambientes hostis e zonas de conflito, mas perspectivando igualmente as práticas informativas diárias.

O espaço acaba de ser iniciado com o texto Notas soltas sobre o Jornalismo no Iraque, da autoria do eurodeputado socialista Paulo Casaca.

Os contributos para a reflexão colectiva podem ser enviados para, em formato de texto, fotografia, vídeo, slideshow, etc.

O objectivo é o de criar um capital de reflexão plural sobre o tema.

Até breve,

Paulo Nuno Vicente


“There will be fewer Titanics and more kayaks”


A conferência Berkman Media Social Participation deu algumas ideias interessantes sobre como vai ser o jornalismo daqui a cinco anos. Um post de Charlie Beckett.



The Berkman Media Social Participation conference provided some interesting thoughts on how journalism will be within five years. A Charlie Beckett post.


Para ler aqui | Read it here

It’s 2013 – here’s the news

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JEECamp: videos

O European Journalism Centre fez três videos sobre o JEECamp, que seguimos com atenção aqui no Lago. Prestem atenção a este já aqui e à remodelação de conceitos praticada por Rick Waghorn. Vejam os outros dois no blog de Paul Bradshaw.

The European Journalism Centre did three videos about JEECamp, that we followed closely here at the Lake. Pay attention to this one up here and to the renewal of concepts exercised by Rick Waghorn. Then watch the other two at Paul Bradshaw’s blog.

JEEcamp – three videos by the European Journalism Centre


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Panic at the Newsrooms!


Maybe it is Time to Panic


Why news organizations have to act much more boldly if they are to survive


É a partir da ideia que os orgãos de comunicação devem ser mais corajosos que Carl Sessions Stepp, editor do American Journalism Review , e professor no Philip Merrill College of Journalism da Universidade de Maryland, escreveu este artigo, onde aborda os principais receios existentes nas redacções, e que caminhos se podem tomar para que o jornalismo do futuro seja uma actividade viável economicamente, sem que fuja às suas responsabilidades. A ler com atenção.

It´s from the idea that news organizations need to be more bold that Carl Sessions Stepp , AJR’s senior editor, and teacher at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, wrote this article, where he talks about the main fears that dwell in the newsroomss, and what measures can be taken in order for the journalism of the future can be economically viable, without leaving it’s responsibilities behind. To read carefully.

For all their jaded posturing, journalists want to preserve something that has worked for two centuries: news media that can both make acceptable profits and perform essential public services.

“The business model of newspapers that we all grew up with has blown up,” Willse said. Now the issue is: “What is it that we have that is truly of value? What can we do that people are willing to spend something to get, even if it’s just time?”

The next step calls for newspeople to focus their formidable collective brainpower on a quantum leap forward in quality and service. It probably won’t cost nearly as much as they fear; from Gutenberg to Google, world-changing ideas have come from unknown upstarts with more imagination than money. The results can be transforming.

What has changed profoundly is not the role of journalists – as trusted monitors, watchdogs and guides – but their position.

Journalists no longer control content and format. Anyone with a computer can become a publisher. An independent blogger can scoop the pros. A kid with a cell phone can distribute the day’s most compelling video.

In short, the challenge is this: News organizations need to think more imaginatively, turn duress into motivation and make their content irresistible and their business operations unstoppable. And fast.

While most news organizations remain profitable, they are rapidly losing ground in readership, revenue and Web popularity.Now is not the time to panic, of course…Wait. Now is exactly the time to panic.

The guiding principles would be these:

• Make it better not worse

• Make it astonishingly, irresistibly better

• Make it easier, not harder, to use and enjoy

• Involve everyone from school kids to staff members to senior subscribers in the ultimate group science project of creating the greatest news outlets imaginable.

You also need a vision. For most local news organizations, the vision is to become the community’s central source of dependable information services in any and all formats.

“Even in hard times,” James O’Shea wrote on losing his job as editor of the Los Angeles Times early this year, “wise investment – not retraction – is the long-term answer to the industry’s troubles.A dollar’s worth of smart investment is worth far more than a barrel of budget cuts.”

Maybe it is Time to Panic
By Carl Sessions Stepp


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Trabalho procura-se…mas como? | Job wanted…but how?

Assim não, espero… | Not like this, i hope…

Andam à procura de trabalho? Para saberem o que NÃO devem fazer visitem o site, onde podem ver as piores tentativas de candidatos a empregos. Via MerandaWrites.

Se por acaso estão à procura de trabalho em jornalismo, então o melhor é ler este post de Kiyoshi Martinez, onde ele dá ideias preciosas para quem se quer meter no negócio. Indispensável.

Are you looking for a job?To find out what you are NOT supposed to do visit the website, where you can see the poorest attempts of job applicants. Via MerandaWrites.

If by chance you are looking for a journalism job, the best you can do is to read this post by Kiyoshi Martinez, where he gives a few precious ideas for who wants to get into the business. Essential.

Journalism school graduates: How to increase your chance of finding a job and decrease your chance of having to vent on

+ Get real about your situation

Make sure it makes financial sense for you to take an offer. Don’t bother applying to places that you know won’t meet your salary requirements. Have standards and stick to your guns.

+ Know the business and the industry
You might think you know journalism. It’s writing articles for a newspaper. Or shooting photographs. Or designing pages. Or maybe even that new media stuff people keep mentioning. Wrong. Those are skills.

+ Don’t be stupid
With Google and Wikipedia you no longer have any excuse to be stupid. Ever. Have a question or curious about something? Type it into Google.

+ Think of yourself as a brand

You might think you’re too young in your career to build a brand. Wrong. You need to start developing it now. Literally, your employer is purchasing your skills over someone else. You have to sell that idea to them. This requires you to think in marketing and advertising mode.

+ Stop blaming others

Screw them. Do it yourself. Buy a domain name, camcorder, digital camera, digital recorder, etc. or whatever you need and make it happen today.

LOL @ , MerandaWrites

Journalism school graduates: How to increase your chance of finding a job and decrease your chance of having to vent on, Kiyoshi Martinez

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Título do dia | Headline of the day


Canadians go out clubbing

Annual seal cull provokes annual protests



Depois de ler um título destes, do pessoal do The Register, o que pensar das orientações de Shawn Smith sobre como escrever títulos para a web?

After reading a headline like this, from the guys at The Register, what to think of the guidelines given by Shawn Smith about writing headlines for the web?

Headline writing: How web and print headlines differ

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Leituras para hoje | Readings for today

Como ando muito ocupado por estes dias, deixo-vos algumas sugestões para alguns posts a que vou dar atenção mais tarde. A começar, vejam esse vídeo do NextNewsroom, só para os mais nostálgicos.

Since i’m really busy these days, i’l be leaving you some reading suggestions of some post i’d like to pay attention later. For starters, watch that NextNewsroom video, nostalgic only.

Learning from (part 1) | (part 2)

Depois temos estes posts da Mindy MacAdams sobre a visita de Tom Brew da MSNBC à sua sala de aula. Brew deixou algumas ideias bastante interessantes sobre o que os estudantes de jornalismo devem ser e saber.

Then, we have these posts by Mindy MacAdams about MSNBC’s Tom Brew visit to her classroom. Brew left some quite interesting ideas about what journalism students must be and know.

The New Breed of Documentary Photographers

Do MultimediaShooter vem a recomendação para este site que mostra o melhor trabalho da nova geração de fotojornalistas: The New Breed of Documentary Photographers.

From MultimediaShooter comes the recomendation for this website that shows the best of the best of the new generation of photojournalism: The New Breed of Documentary Photographers.

The Twenty-Five Most Valuable Blogs

Os 25 blogs mais valiosos de acordo com o 24/7 Wall St.

The top 25 most valuable blogs according to 24/7 Wall St.

South Park Studios

E agora uma coisa completamente diferente: episódios do South Park, não censurados, online. Caso hoje o dia não esteja a correr bem…

And now for something completely different: South Park episodes, uncensored, online. Just in case the day isn’t going that well…

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“The death and life of the American newspaper”

Arianna Huffington questions newspapers’“veneer of unassailable trustworthiness.”

“The death and life of the American newspaper”


Mal vi este artigo percebi logo que iria causar reacções pela blogosfera. Eric Alterman escreve sobre a os efeitos da web nos jornais, e das possíveis soluções para a sua sobrevivência. Vem mesmo a calhar logo a seguir ao meu post que aborda a nossa relação com os jornais. O artigo é extenso mas não é tempo perdido,e deverá ser um dos mais discutidos deste ano.

The minute i read this article i knew it would raise havoc in the blogsphere. Eric Alterman writes about the effects of the web on newspapers, and the possible solutions for their survival. It comes eactly right on time, after my post that talks about our relationship with newspapers. It’s a long article, but it’s not time wasted, and it will probably be one of the most discussed this year.

Only nineteen per cent of Americans between the ages of eighteen and thirty-four claim even to look at a daily newspaper. The average age of the American newspaper reader is fifty-five and rising.

Philip Meyer, in his book “The Vanishing Newspaper” (2004), predicts that the final copy of the final newspaper will appear on somebody’s doorstep one day in 2043.

Today’s consumers “want news on demand, continuously updated. They want a point of view about not just what happened but why it happened. . . . And finally, they want to be able to use the information in a larger community—to talk about, to debate, to question, and even to meet people who think about the world in similar or different ways.”

On the Huffington Post, Peretti explains, news is not something handed down from above but “a shared enterprise between its producer and its consumer.” Echoing Murdoch, he says that the Internet offers editors “immediate information” about which stories interest readers, provoke comments, are shared with friends, and generate the greatest number of Web searches. An Internet-based news site, Peretti contends, is therefore “alive in a way that is impossible for paper and ink.”

Arianna Huffington and her partners believe that their model points to where the news business is heading. “People love to talk about the death of newspapers, as if it’s a foregone conclusion. I think that’s ridiculous,” she says. “Traditional media just need to realize that the online world isn’t the enemy. In fact, it’s the thing that will save them, if they fully embrace it.”

The death and life of the American newspaper

O nosso romance com os jornais | Our romance with newspapers

The New Yorker on the history and future of newspapers and blogs



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As notícias no mapa | Mapping the news

“MetaCarta lets you search for news using a map.”

“A Cambridge, Mass.-based company is launching a free Web site that maps news articles to their location on a map.

MetaCarta indexes more than 1,400 sources, including stories from the Associated Press, Reuters, and other news sites and blogs.”

MetaCarta: Mapping the news, CNet


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Público ligado à blogosfera

Notícias comentadas em blogs vão ter links para posts externos

De acordo com um comunicado da empresa, o Público vai passar a utilizar uma ferramenta chamada Twingly, que cria ligações directas aos blogs que comentem notícias do site do jornal. O objectivo é criar uma comunidade activa de leitores.

Esta é a primeira vez que o PÚBLICO faz ligações deste género para fora do seu próprio site.


Público faz links para blogs

Notícias do PUBLICO.PT com ligação à blogosfera

Cá está um exemplo de como funciona 


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