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Links for today | Links para hoje


Some more links that have been piling up these last days  | Mais alguns links do monte que se juntou nos últimos dias

Alguém está a fazer algum estudo deste tipo em Portugal?

Legendary British reporter is interviewed for the portuguese magazine Ipsilon:

“Never use the Internet”, advised old Fisk, and no one is sure if he was talking serious. “If people read it all on the Internet, they’ll stop buying newspapers, that no longer will afford to pay special correspondents just like me.”

O lendário repórter britânico em entrevista  na Ipsilon:

“Nunca usem a Internet”, aconselhou o velho Fisk, e ninguém tem a certeza de ele estar a falar a sério. “Se as pessoas lerem tudo na Internet, deixarão de comprar os jornais, que deixarão de ter dinheiro para pagar a enviados especiais como eu.”

As was pointed out at Ditchley Park, journalism already is subsidised: the Guardian has its Scott Trust, the Times its mogul, the Washington Post a profitable education company, the Telegraph its sales of wine, local papers their council ads, and everybody has – had – classified ads. So is there a true market demand for quality journalism or is it already a charity or public utility?

2008 witnessed an explosion in the ways we gather, share and consume news and information. No longer the preserve of a few, participatory media formats began to be widely used by anyone – whether protesters or politicians, concerned individuals or mainstream news outlets – wanting to get their message out and connect.

via Reportr.net

We’re witnessing an emerging trend online towards more social tools. People are sharing photos, videos, and music online. Friends are even sharing minute details of their lives on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Yet one aspect of people’s lives — what you do while sitting in front of your computer — has yet to migrate to the social realm. With our CoScripter project, we aim to change that, through the idea of social scripting.

CoScripter website


Dig into the numbers, though, and you’ll find “journalism” can be a misleading label. Most people studying journalism and mass communication aren’t interested in careers as old-school newshounds sniffing out scandals for newspapers, magazines and TV stations.

Some study the news as a liberal arts subject like English, and then head off to law school. Other J-school grads become public relations people who shape the news or advertising people who create the commercials that pay for it.

“They recognize that there are lots of opportunities to do things on the Web,” said Lee Becker, a University of Georgia professor who tracks their job prospects. Data show “students are optimistic that their communication skills are going to serve them well in the future. And I think they’re correct.”

There have never been more talented journalists ready and eager to help chart the future of journalism. If you have the skills and desire to be a part of this great transition, you should have a job that will put you front and center.

Publish2 has launched the “I Am the Future of Journalism” Contest to help journalists like you get noticed. The prize is a job with Publish2, plus a $1,000 signing bonus. We’ll also get your entry in front of media companies, news organizations, journalism associations, and industry leaders who have their eyes on finding and grooming top talent.

Journalists of all ages, skill sets, and backgrounds are encouraged to enter. Tell us, your peers, and industry leaders why you are the future of journalism.

This is a guest post by Anita Bruzzese

I have a lot of fun reading blogs and often learn a lot. But as a trained journalist, sometimes I see things in a blogger’s copy that bugs me a bit, and sometimes I read stuff that makes me cringe. Some of it just confuses me, and some of it appalls me. So, when Chris asked me to write a guest post on what bloggers can learn from journalists, I decided to make a list…


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