Links para hoje | Links for today

Como ando um pouco ocupado, vou apenas deixar uns links para vocês investigarem. Aliás, parece que deixar links agarra os leitores (via PontoMedia).

Since i’m a bit busy today, i’ll just leave a few links for your amusement. In fact, it seems that linking outside grabs readers ( via PontoMedia).

Drudge Report: News Site That Sends Readers Away With Links Has Highest Engagement

There are two main reasons why news sites are reluctant to send readers away by linking to third-party content. First, you shouldn’t send people away or else they won’t come back to your site. Second, a page with links that sends people away has low engagement, which doesn’t serve advertisers well.

But if you actually look at the data, both of these assumptions are completely wrong.

A OpenZine serve para vocês editarem a vossa própria revista. Vejam o vídeo acima.

OpenZine is meant for you to edit your own magazine. Check the video above.

Charlie Beckett questiona o que é que este crash económico significa para o jornalismo.

Charlie Beckett questions what does this economical crash means for journalism.

What Does The Crash Mean For Journalism?

It’s a good day to be thinking about future scenarios for the media. In the wake of the latest global financial meltdown we are reminded that general economics will determine the health of the journalism business as much as markets in housing, food or cars.

Here at the DCMS Convergence Think-tank’s latest seminar everyone is suddenly a lot more interested in the scenario of low economic growth. If we enter a global recession then there is an obvious implication for media company profits but what about future infrastructure, editorial standards and public service?

It’s not all straight-forward. The context of rapid technologcal development in media means that conventional economics don’t always apply.

Como é que os jornais podem melhorar os seus websites? Mark Potts tem algumas ideias (boas) sobre o assunto.

How can newspapers improve their websites? Mark Potts has a few (good) ideas about this.

Patching the Leaking Lifeboat

Newspaper Web sites, the theory goes, are the future of the industry. Sometime in the next few years, newspapers will make a transition to the Web, and the online business will pay the bills the print business once paid. Print will become the secondary product. A lot of us have been predicting this for years.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be quite working out that way. Seen the latest revenue numbers? Online newspaper revenue has stagnated, at best. Print revenue continues to tumble. The bridge to the future appears to be lengthening, if not crumbling. The lifeboat has sprung a leak.

And why? Well, frankly, a lot of it can be traced to a simple problem: Most newspaper Web sites just aren’t very good.

Jay Rosen começou no Twitter uma espécie de movimento chamado #spinewatch para ver se o jornalismo político americano tem uma espinha dorsal. Dois posts pelo preço de um, com uma entrevista pelo meio.

Jay Rosen started in Twitter a sort of movement intitled #spinewatch to find out if the american political journalism has a solid back. Two posts for the price of one, with an interview in between.

Can Twitter influence press behavior?

Lately, NYU journalism professor and Pressthink blogger Jay Rosen has been urging his Twitter followers (more than 1,600 of them) to point out examples of reporters “growing a spine” when it comes to pointing out and documenting untruths by the McCain presidential campaign.

He’s asking Twitter users to include #spinewatch in their tweets along with links to such coverage. Here are a couple examples of such stories from Rosen: McCain on the spot as Palin defends earmarks requestsWheels come off Straight Talk Express?

Lots of journalists follow Rosen, and if those people take his advice, their Twitter followers will see their #spinewatch posts, too. The meme will spread.

Do you think this could have an impact? Could it actually influence reporters to tread less lightly on campaign lies and aggressively report them?

Absolutely, I believe it can.

Can the Political Press Self-Correct? Spinewatch Hopes it Can

Fellow IdeaLabber Jay Rosen, an NYU journalism professor and PressThinker, mounted a campaign this weekend to encourage the political press to grow a spine.

Rosen and others are calling for journalists of all stripes (professionals, amateurs, citizens, bloggers, etc.) to use a #spinewatch tag on Twitter and elsewhere to call attention to whether or not the professional press covering the home stretch of the 2008 presidential election is standing up to stonewalling candidates or sitting back and repeating their talking points.

In an IM interview today, Jay said:

“The premise behind spinewatch is more this: It’s hard for me to see how you can have a more legitimate or consensus practice in campaign journalism than fact-checking the empirical claims candidates make — in ads, speeches, interviews — as they compete for votes. In other words, if the press cannot at least do that, what is it good for?”

The full IM transcript after the jump…

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