Stopped for some dinner in Sunnyvale before hopping back on the train for home. Oddly, I already miss the loud tripper dude from Santa Cruz.
The NYT and “real-time news” →
This guy is so loud and so drunk and so obnoxious… and so interesting I cant put on my iPod out of curiosity of what he will say next.
OH by another loud guy on the Caltrain: “Dude, Salvador Dali, jojoba oil and anarchy are the secret to life. I got stabbed 3 times!” o_O
Shouting in other car subsides, gives way to ticket-taker in this car shouting “SHOW ME YOUR ID.”
Some major shouting going on in a different car on this Caltrain.
Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all:... →
A very long but very great writeup of different thoughts and ideas on the future of journalism, as discussed in the Chicago Journalism Town Hall.
Apparently, says the project manager, if I learn too many computer skills, I may become one of those evil superheroes. That can’t happen.
Hmm. So enrollment in j-schools is up (according to http://bit.ly/rvL47), but I just got word that my j-school’s budget is being halved. :(
Hey @danielbachhuber, you got a shoutout from @alexismadrigal at @ThePublicPress meeting for your mad skillz. :)
Missed the Caltrain. Will be late for the Public Press meeting. Trying BART next. This has not been the greatest of weeks.
The alternate route to the Bart station rockets me past the Mercury News building, and I am reminded of what is really driving me.
How The Globe and Mail uses social media to engage... →
Bay Area journalism schools seem downright baffled on why, in this chaos, more students are signing up for a j-degree: http://bit.ly/rvL47
RT @ThePublicPress: Join us Sat. 10:30 a.m. in SF for meeting! More info here: http://bit.ly/s3KuK. RSVP via Facebook: http://bit.ly/7yEf9.
Among the Inept, Researchers Discover, Ignorance... →
Feasted on Mexican food and ideas for the future of journalism with @urbanite13. Big props, man.
INMA - No Iceberg: Separating Truth from Fiction... →
Times are tough, but the sky is not falling for print if the owner isn’t riddled with debt and ads constitute less than 60 percent of revenues. This article makes sense, but the author is the CEO of…
http://bit.ly/OZ0C0 Times are tough for print but not all are doomed. Good read & makes sense, but written by someone w/stake in industry.
Public service RT @shel: Blood supplies in SF are low. You or loved ones could pay the price.Donation tweetup on 3/3: http://bit.ly/bcopsmc1
To all my journalism entrepreneur buddies: Sage advice from @JasonCalacanis: http://bit.ly/KUExO
Bay Area college reporters: @spotus is looking to fund your work! http://bit.ly/166Krl
New England Center for Investigative Reporting at... →
The first nonprofit, university-based investigative reporting collaborative is based in Boston. Who will start more?
reduction in force - a set on Flickr →
A ghost town of a newsroom. Martin Gee chronicled the chilling effect of layoffs at the San Jose Mercury News before he too was laid off.
Thanks @RitaJKing for pointing me to @Breathe_MoYo. It really, REALLY made my day, which was completely stressful as it was!
BTW, we’re still having our regular weekly #collegejourn chat at collegejourn.com, Sunday 8-11 pm EST! (In the Meebo room this time…!)
Rocky Mountain News’ slideshow http://bit.ly/5Zglt is moving. So was @ohmgee’s ‘reduction in force’ photo essay: http://bit.ly/13BuRR
I have a new friend! I heard @Breathe_MoYo spoke Arabic and he was amazing enough to translate the comment for me! http://bit.ly/18dVI1
Eureka! This week’s website is home to ideas, suggestions and journalistic reflections that went back to roots to be -> http://bit.ly/18dVI1
The Arabic writeup on my resolutions blog post: http://bit.ly/8Y2cH. And the bad Google translation: http://bit.ly/12Nvl9. Anyone fluent?
So Analytics works now, and WOW!!! I’m featured on www.arabmediastudies.net! I only recognize my blog’s screengrab in the Flash widget!
RT @jdlasica Some Twitterers hate autofollows,autoresponses, autoposts; youll be happy to know that w/group blog, autoposts dont make sense.
THANK YOU to everyone who sent me media leads. I appreciate it greatly. Still researching, going to get on the phone ASAP.
Oscillating between calm and panic, opportunity and chaos, blessed and cursed. Soldiering on anyway.
Desperate. SJSU jstudents going 2 London&Paris Mar 20-27. Want to tour media outlets, but ball was dropped. Contacts? HELP!
Desperate. SJSU jstudents going 2 London&Paris Mar 20-27. Want to tour media outlets, but ball was dropped on setting it up. Contacts? HELP!
Working on contacting Guardian, Economist, BBC, Reuters, Le Monde, Vogue.fr & any other outlet available to give tours btwn Mar 20-27. PANIC
San Francisco Goes First →
More news on the possible closure of the Chron.
Steal Our Code: How to Build Your Own... →
From ProPublica: A nifty (and free) computer-assisted reporting trick to track changes on any Web site.
From ProPublica: A nifty (and free) computer-assisted reporting trick to track changes on any Web site. http://bit.ly/q1Izp
Who knew that 140 characters could be such a time-sink? Here’s 5 good ways to use Twitter without it owning you: http://bit.ly/H6OoX
Great writeup by @joeybaker on news orgs needing to “become the platform” & serve a geographic niche: http://bit.ly/119X6R
Woke up early and actually had time to sit down with a cup of tea and read the New York Times. Yes, @thisbchoover, the print edition. :)
The silly season →
In better news: a j-school got a grant to help 2 daily papers adapt to an Internet-based industry. http://bit.ly/10qtH6 #collegejourn
Alan Mutter re: Chron: “Antritust objections to newspaper mergers – & JOAs – may be about to become relics of the past. http://bit.ly/xDaQs
A Modest Proposal for the Seattle Times ReJurno →
ReJurno posts a lengthy list of suggestions on how to completely reimagine the Seattle Times, now that the P-I may be out of business.
RT @ThePublicPress: The SF Chronicle may close: help us build a new model! http://public-press.org. Volunteer: http://bit.ly/eUTxk. RETWEET!
RT @ThePublicPress: Hearst threatens to close SF Chronicle if it can’t make significant cuts and can find no buyer: http://bit.ly/rXA5w
RT @kdoctor: SF Chronicle could close. Where’s the well-funded startup Bay Area news site to replace it? [It’s right here: @ThePublicPress]