Arquivo de 13 de Maio, 2008


“Networked Journalism, SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World”

Journalism matters. We live in a much more interconnected world where information is ever-more critical to our lives. And it is journalism that conveys that data and allows us to debate its significance. It is always hard to pinpoint exact moments or to detail precise occasions when journalism has altered the course of events, rather than simply narrating them. It is nigh on impossible to separate out media impact from the general conditions of events.

In this book I will outline what I call Networked Journalism. It is a new way of practicing journalism that is already becoming evident. It is a reflection of emerging realities. But it is also an opportunity to transform the ethics as well as the efficacy of journalism. Networked Journalism offers the chance for the news media to enhance its social role. It is a recognition that mainstream professional journalists must share the very process of production. Networked Journalism includes citizen journalism, interactivity, open sourcing, wikis, blogging,and social networking, not as add-ons, but as an essential part of news production and distribution itself.

And what kind of journalism are we producing in such abundance? Is the world of cyber-journalism going to be about citizen journalism or amateur pornography?

Estes são excertos da introdução para o livro de Charlie Beckett “Networked Journalism, SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World” . Se quiserem ler as 170 páginas deste trabalho interessantíssimo sobre o futuro do jornalismo e da sua importância no nosso próprio futuro podem descarregar os cinco capítulos.

Eu já comecei a ler e em breve falarei mais disto.Indispensável.

These are some excerpts from the introduction for Charlie Beckett‘s book “Networked Journalism, SuperMedia: Saving Journalism So It Can Save The World” . If you want to read the 170 pages of this most interesting work about the future of journalism and it’s toll on our own future, you can download the five chapters. I’ve already started reading them and i’ll get back to this soon. Indispensable.

Comprem-no aqui | Buy it here

Recommended Readings, Berkman Center for Internet & Society @ Harvard Law School

Charlie Beckett website


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Space, the final frontier…

WorldWide telescope landing page

Quem, como eu, cresceu a ver o Cosmos do Carl Sagan e a sonhar com viagens espaciais, de certeza que vai gostar deste WorldWide Telescope da Microsoft. Esta aplicação permite ter acesso a imagens captadas por vários telescópios, na terra e no espaço. O pessoal no The Register já andaram de volta disto e fizeram a sua apreciação inicial.

Those amongst you who, just like me, grew up watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and dreaming about space trips, for sure will love this WorldWide Telescope by Microsoft. This application allows access to images from several earth grounded and space bound telescopes. The guys at the Register have already been around it and gave their inicial appreciation.

MS whips lens cap off WorldWide Telescope

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O Twitter é o primeiro esboço | Twitter is the first draft

  1. A Google map of the earthquake location
  2. A BBC blog post about Twitter coverage of the earthquake
  3. A Twitter user’s tweet about experiencing the earthquake (in Shanghai)
  4. A Google translation from Chinese to English of tweets from Twitterlocal
  5. The Earthquake Center’s page on the earthquake
  6. CNN’s report
  7. A picture which appears to be capturing the earthquake in an office
  8. A Summize search for ‘earthquake’
ontem |tweetburner top10 links| yesterday

O Twitter voltou ontem a demonstrar as suas capacidades como ferramenta de comunicação adequada a breaking news. O terremoto da China foi do outro lado do mundo, logo de manhã e, no entanto, a torrente de informação desde os primeiros minutos a partir do local através da Internet e o volume de buscas de informação relacionadas foi considerável. Paul Bradshaw analisa o terremoto no Twitter num post em constante actualização, e Matthew Ingram faz uma pergunta muito boa: será o Twitter o primeiro rascunho da História? (via Mark Hamilton, vejam as suas restantes sugestões)

Twitter has shown again yesterday it’s abilities as a communication tool suitable for breaking news. China’s earthquake was on the other side of the globe, first thing in the morning and, however, the flow of information from the very first minute from the scene and the volume of related searches was huge. Paul Bradshaw analyzes the earthquake on Twitter in a constantly updated post, and Matthew Ingram asks a very good question: is twitter the first draft of history?

(via Mark Hamilton,, check the rest of his suggested links)

Here is crowdsourcing without the editorial management. How quickly otherwise would a journalist have thought of using Twitterlocal with a Google translation? And how soon before someone improves it so it only pulls tweets with the word ‘earthquake’, or more specific to the region affected? (It also emphasises the need for newspapers and broadcasters to have programmers on the team who could do this quickly)

How quickly would a journalist have found someone who speaks English and was affected by the quake? Or an image? (Of course, this needs verifying, but sourcing has already begun)

The Chinese earthquake and Twitter – crowdsourcing without managers, Paul Bradshaw

Like many others, I woke up this morning to Twitter messages about a disaster in China: a magnitude 7.8 (at last report) earthquake in the southwest, with thousands of people either dead or injured. Much like the forest fires in California last fall and other recent news events, Twitter became one of the main sources of on-the-ground reporting — even before CNN started picking up what was happening, and with more personal detail. During such times, Twitter seems like a crowd-sourced reporting tool, much like what has created but with cellphones and 140 character messages as the medium.

In any disaster, one of the first things that people look for — not just journalists, but readers too — is the eyewitness account, the first-person description, the man on the scene. Whenever something like the earthquake happens, thousands of editors and producers at newspapers, radio programs and TV networks clog the phones trying to reach someone, anyone, who can provide a personal account: they call homes, schools, stores, friends, distant relatives. What was it like? Where were you when it happened? What happened next?

Twitter: The first draft of history?, Matthew Ingram

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Jornal ao Vivo | Newspaper Live

O Liverpool Daily Post está hoje em directo aqui | The Liverpool Daily Post is live today here

Liverpoolnews -Good morning and welcome to the Liverpool Daily Post Live Blog
Liverpoolnews -Over the next 17 hours, members of our team will be logging on to this blog to talk about what they doing, and how the Liverpool Daily Post is put together.
Liverpoolnews – We will also be attempting to livestream certain parts of the Liverpool Daily Post day, including the 4.30pm “conference” during which the news agenda for the next day’s paper is set.
Liverpoolnews -Our internet team will also be appearing on this blog to explain what they do, and to point you in the direction of new additions to the website during the course of the day.
Liverpoolnews – Among those liveblogging during the course of the day will be editor Mark Thomas, deputy editor Alison Gow, news editor Andy Kelly, sports editor Richard Williamson, business editor Bill Gleeson and features editor Emma Johnson,
Liverpoolnews -Their teams will be also appear in this blog to seek your help about what they are working on, and what they are planning to do for Wednesday’s Liverpool Daily Post.

Ao longo do dia podemos seguir o trabalho da equipa do jornal e pôr-lhes algumas questões. É realmente um dia open source.

Throughout the day we can follow the newsroom team’s work and ask them questions. This is truly a open source day.

Liverpool Daily Post Live Blog

via @digidickinson

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