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May 09 2013

16:28

GI Joe and the invention of the viral video

The Verge:

At least as far as internet culture is concerned, [2003] was also the year of the “GI Joe PSAs”: 25 weird, short videos made from re-edited versions of ‘80s GI Joe cartoons. Before YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter were alive to launch a meme in a minute, the GI Joe PSAs went “viral” in a time when that idea didn’t even exist.

August 30 2012

02:33

2012 Online Journalism Awards finalists announced

Finalists for the 2012 Online Journalism Awards were announced today by the Online News Association and its academic partner, the School of Communication at the University of Miami. Eight awards come with a total of $33,000 in prize money, courtesy of theJohn S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Gannett Foundation, which also is supporting innovative investigative work with two $2,500 awards.

“Once again, we were overwhelmed with the quality of work submitted,” said ONA Board member Josh Hatch, who, along with the Associated Press’ Director of Global Product Operations Ruth Gersh, co-chairs the Online Journalism Awards Committee. “The use of multimedia, the power of data and social media, and the ability of journalists to integrate them to inform, entertain, and emotionally connect with readers has set a high water mark.”

Here are the finalists:

KNIGHT AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE JOURNALISM, SMALL

GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE JOURNALISM, MEDIUM

GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE JOURNALISM, LARGE

GENERAL EXCELLENCE, NON-ENGLISH, SMALL/MEDIUM

GANNETT FOUNDATION AWARD FOR TECHNICAL INNOVATION IN THE SERVICE OF DIGITAL JOURNALISM

BREAKING NEWS, MEDIUM

BREAKING NEWS, LARGE

PLANNED NEWS/EVENTS, SMALL

PLANNED NEWS/EVENTS, MEDIUM

PLANNED NEWS/EVENTS, LARGE

EXPLANATORY REPORTING, SMALL

EXPLANATORY REPORTING, MEDIUM

EXPLANATORY REPORTING, LARGE

TOPICAL REPORTING, SMALL

TOPICAL REPORTING, MEDIUM

TOPICAL REPORTING, LARGE

ONLINE COMMENTARY, SMALL

ONLINE COMMENTARY, MEDIUM

ONLINE COMMENTARY, LARGE

FEATURE, SMALL

FEATURE, MEDIUM

FEATURE, LARGE

FEATURE, STUDENT

GANNETT FOUNDATION AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM, SMALL

GANNETT FOUNDATION AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM, MEDIUM

GANNETT FOUNDATION AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM, LARGE

NON-ENGLISH PROJECTS, SMALL/MEDIUM

NON-ENGLISH PROJECTS, LARGE

NEWS AND ONLINE COMMENTARY, STUDENT

December 08 2011

16:42

New York Times launches Election 2012 app

The New York Times has launched a stand-alone election app, including the latest poll numbers, candidate information, state-by-state updates and the top headlines from both The Times and other websites. Watch for more stand-alone election apps from other news organizations coming soon. Among the...


August 28 2011

18:06

NYC, nonprofits try crowdsourcing storm damage

NYC has set up a website for residents to submit damage reports for the city from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene. A number of non-profits have teamed up for a similar initiative along the entire East Coast.

So far the NYC map mostly consists of reports and photos of trees knocked down, along with a few power outage and road closure reports. As a result it’s not particularly useful to most residents unless you happen to live nearby some of the damage reported. It’s a good idea though, especially if the city uses it to help respond to damage.

On the NYC Severe Weather site the city says, “Let New York City and fellow New Yorkers know about weather conditions and service disruptions in your neighborhood. Share map points, photos, videos, and comments about Hurricane Irene. This is an information sharing site. NYC will not take action with regards to any posts, but will use the information to inform the City’s response to the hurricane. Because conditions are constantly changing during a storm, NYC will not verify the accuracy of these reports. To submit a formal service request to NYC, use 311. For emergency assistance, call 911.”

You can see the NYC crowdsourced map and info here, as well as submit reports yourself.

Another crowdsourced map, this one for the entire East Coast, was pulled together “to help ordinary people help themselves” by a group including CrisisCommons, CrisisMappers, Geeks without Bounds, GIS Corps, Humanity Road, Info 4 Disasters, Standby Task Force Volunteers, Tethr and Ushahidi. Their map has received more submissions but because it’s covering such a large area.

This is a great way to use the web in storms such as these and I’m frankly surprised more municipalities haven’t tried doing so. Media sites have been doing this for years during storms, especially in local areas, although generally using more rudimentary tools such as message boards, blogs and email.

This format works much better but to be really successful they need to be publicized more, in advance of the storm.

August 23 2011

15:18

Celebrities react to East Coast earthquake

As soon as a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck the East Coast today, Twitter users jumped online. Web analytics company Chartbeat, which tracks traffic on hundreds of news sites, said it quickly broke previous records for web traffic across its sites, with more than 4.6 million visitors across them and 400,000 in about 15 minutes. BreakingNews.com set an all-time record for simultaneous visits in the moments after earthquake, according to The New York Times’ Brian Stelter.

Celebrities were among those posting reaction and prayers — here is what they had to say.


View “Celebrities react to East Coast earthquake” on Storify

Know of other celebrities Tweets about today’s earthquake? Post in the comments below and we’ll add to the timeline.

July 19 2011

14:46

WNYC shows how easy it is to hack into voicemail

WNYC did a good bit of simple reporting that made the News of the World scandal particularly relevant to U.S. audiences, showing how easy it is to hack into voicemail systems — including those in the U.S. The station found it could easily access voice mail messages in AT&T account and Sprint accounts, but wasn’t able to do so for T-Mobile and Verizon phones. A lot of attention is paid to online security and privacy these days, so it’s easy to forget that new technologies are also endangering our privacy in older, analog systems. In this case, several online services make it easy to spoof cell phone numbers — thus enabling the hacking — for just $10. Hopefully the News of the World scandal will spur phone companies to tighten security.

June 26 2011

14:50

Same-sex marriage reaction on Twitter – versus traditional media

Watching the news of the same-sex marriage victory spread across Twitter this weekend, especially the real-time reaction from the West Village, it was hard not to be emotionally moved by the events. The experience illuminated how learning the news live through Twitter — via first-person sources — is such a different, and in may ways more immersive, experience than getting news from traditional media.

Many folks learned about the news from Twitter, or even from Foursquare (like this person), after Marriage Equalitocalypse started trending and Mayor Bloomberg checked in.

Stories in the local press were perfectly typical: the requisite quotes and photos of people celebrating. Supporters “danced in the streets.” “Crowds gathered, screamed and embraced.” But the stories felt flat, by comparison, to reading about the news and the euphoria via Twitter, in real-time, from people passionate about the story, from people whose lives it instantly changed. In the traditional news article, a disembodied authority tells you the news. Via Twitter, you hear it in the voice of an excited friend — and that creates experience that feels much closer to being there yourself.

Compare, for example, this perfectly fine article from The New York Times with the excellent collection of Tweets and videos pulled together by Brooklyn tech strategist Deanna Zandt (using the Storify curation tool) — included below. Deanna’s tale gives the reader a very different feel.

Reading this, it’s interesting to try to imagine what the Stonewall Riots might have been like had Twitter been around — and how, as well, the impact might have been different.

[View the story "Marriage rights pass: live from Stonewall Friday night" on Storify]


May 31 2011

13:19

Groupon deals in great writing

Groupon says its unique approach to writing is one of the biggest keys to its booming success.

And not only that, it is hiring on average two editorial employees a day. That’s right – two a day, which makes it one of the fatest growing hirers of editorial talent right now.

The Times’ David Streitfeld reports:

Groupon’s breakthrough sprang not just from the deals but from an ingredient that was both unlikely and ephemeral: words.

Words are not much valued on the Internet, perhaps because it features so many of them. Newspapers and magazines might have gained vast new audiences online but still can’t recoup the costs from their Web operations of producing the material.

Groupon borrowed some tools and terms from journalism, softened the traditional heavy hand of advertising, added some banter and attitude and married the result to a discounted deal. It has managed, at least for the moment, to make words pay….

“We’re not at all concerned any competitor is going to come in and start writing like us,” says [Editor in Chief Aaron] With. “They try but fall flat.”


 

May 04 2011

13:55

Why and how The Daily needs to be more ALIVE and real-time

While The Daily has improved some of the technological issues that plagued it early on, CBS MarketWatch founder Larry Kramer says it still has a ways to go to truly take advantage of the medium. He’d like to see “more interactive and video content, in real-time, bringing the story to life with every form of media available to the IPad.”

As a digital product it needs to stress the advantages of the media, and bring content to the reader in real-time and easy to digest, quick to access content. It also needs to be a place where text, photos, video and interactivity are used as part of the story telling process, which SHOULD be a much richer experience that can only be offered in this interactive world.

The App should also be “alive” when the IPad is connected to the internet via either WiFi or 3G. It should be constantly drawing down updated content and letting readers know that the content has arrived. The reason we need digitally native news products is because they are uniquely positioned to take advantage of the new digital platforms, NOT to do a good job of translating an old media product on to a new medium. News Corp.’s own New York Post app and Wall Street Journal app do the best job of THAT.

Instead, The Daily needs to be a medium that SHOUTS the advantages of being digitally tethered to the sources of news. The publication should be delivering both content AND context in real-time, and its audience should expect no less. There has been little attempt to create context beyond an uncomfortable combination of magazine and newspaper display.

April 29 2011

01:54

How to track the Royal Wedding online

TechCrunch has a great collection of ways to follow the Royal Wedding online, including the British Monarchy’s Facebook Page and official Twitter account, @clarencehouse, which will both be posting news and photos from the event. And for those of you who are already sick of it, here are some tips on how to avoid all the talk about Will and Kate from your Twitter feed.

February 27 2011

14:34

Oscar Search Trends

Google has created a special Oscars site that lets you see which movies and nominees are getting searched the most in each category. You can create charts for each category that can be customized for the last 30 days, the last 12 months or all years.

February 21 2011

23:06

Real-time tweets from Egypt, Libya, Bahrain on Google Maps mashup

Software developer Virender Ajmani created a Google Maps Mashup that plots recent tweets from Bahrain, Egypt, Libya and Iran in real-time. Check it out here.

(via HuffPo)

November 01 2010

15:15

2010 Online Journalism Awards winners

The Online News Association has announced the winners of the 2010 Online Journalism Awards.

NPR.org’s Mobile Applications took home the first award for Outstanding Use of Emerging Platforms. ProPublica, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Frontline won $2,500 and the new Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Small Site, for their investigative series, “Law and Disorder,” at the 11th annual awards ceremony. The New York Times won in the Large Site category for “Toxic Waters.”

MSNBC.com, SA LA NACION, The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group, The Texas Tribune/texastribune.org, and the California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting each won General Excellence Awards in their respective categories, each of which includes a $3,000 prize, also courtesy of the Gannett Foundation. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune won the Knight Award for Public Service for “Flipping Fraud,” which comes with a $5,000 prize from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Launched in May 2000, the OJAs are administered by the Online News Association, in partnership with the University of Miami’s School of Communication. Six awards now come with a total of $33,000 in prize money, courtesy of the Gannett Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Following are the winners, by category.
Breaking News, Large Site
CNN.com: Haiti Earthquake

Breaking News, Small Site
The Tennessean: Nashville Flood

Community Collaboration
West Seattle Blog: West Seattle’s only 24/7 news source

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Large Site
The New York Times: Held by the Taliban

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Medium Site
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Domani Studios, The Martin Agency, AOL, AOL News, AOL SHOUTcast: We Choose the Moon

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Small Site
National Film Board of Canada: This Land

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Student
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: A Seed is Forever

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Small Site
ProPublica, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Frontline: Law and Disorder

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Large Site
The New York Times: Toxic Waters

Online Commentary/Blogging, Medium Site
Salon.com: Glenn Greenwald

Online Commentary/Blogging, Large Site
ESPN.com: Howard Bryant

Online Commentary/Blogging, Small Site
Caring.com: Dad Has Dementia

Online Video Journalism, Large Site
The Toronto Star: William and the Windmill

Online Video Journalism, Medium Site
The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group: Bottoming Out

Online Video Journalism, Small Site
Yale Environment 360: Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining

Online Video Journalism, Student
Knight Center for International Media, School of Communication, University of Miami: My Story, My Goal

Outstanding Use of Digital Technologies, Professional
The New York Times: Oil Spill Tracker

Outstanding Use of Digital Technologies, Student
No award was given in this category.

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Small Site
voiceofsandiego.org: Building a Community around Education Coverage

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Medium Site
Mother Jones: Team Coverage of BP Oil Spill

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Large Site
CNN.com: Technology

Specialty Site Journalism, Affiliated
CHOW.com

Specialty Site Journalism, Independent
theheart.org by WebMD

Knight Award for Public Service
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Flipping Fraud

Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism
NPR API

Outstanding Use of Emerging Platforms
NPR.org Mobile Applications

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Non-English, Large Site
SA LA NACIÓN

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Non-English, Small Site
OWNI

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Medium Site
The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Small Site
The Texas Tribune | texastribune.org

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Micro Site
California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Large Site
msnbc.com

September 28 2010

19:02

Online Journalism Awards finalists announced

Finalists for the 2010 Online Journalism Awards were announced today by the Online News Association and its partner, the School of Communication at the University of Miami.

The finalists are:

Knight Award for Public Service
The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group: Do No Harm
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Flipping Fraud
The Roanoke Times | roanoke.com: I-81: Fear, Facts and the Future

Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism
AP Stylebook Application, site, Twitter feed (123)
CNN iPhone App with iReport integrated
NPR API

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Micro Site
California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting
Gotham Gazette
St. Louis Beacon

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Small Site
ProPublica
The Texas Tribune | texastribune.org
voiceofsandiego.org

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Medium Site
The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group
Army Times Publishing Company: Military Times
Mother Jones
Salon Media Group: Salon.com

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Large Site
msnbc.com
NPR: NPR.ORG
New York Media: Nymag.com
The New York Times

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Non-English, Small Site
Cyberpresse.ca
OWNI
Local Foods Yahoo!Taiwan

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Non-English, Large Site
EL PAÍS
SA LA NACION
G1 – TV Globo

Breaking News, Small Site
The Oklahoman / NewsOK.com Staff: May 10 Tornados
The Tennessean: Nashville Flood

Breaking News, Large Site
Boston.com: The death of Edward M. Kennedy
CBC News: G20 Summit
CNN.com: Haiti Earthquake
The Seattle Times: Four Police Officers Slain
The New York Times: Haiti Earthquake Coverage

Specialty Site Journalism, Affiliated
BBC News: Election 2010
CHOW.com
NPR: NPR Music

Specialty Site Journalism, Independent
Curbed Network: Curbed.com
Design Observer Group: Design Observer
theheart.org by WebMD

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Small Site
The Center for Public Integrity: Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice
ProPublica, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and Frontline: Law and Disorder
Vancouver Sun: Vanishing Point: A five-part investigative series
voiceofsandiego.org: Out of Reach

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Large Site
The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group: Do No Harm
The Los Angeles Times: Toyota: Road to Recall
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Justice Delayed, Dismissed, Denied
NPR, ProPublica, Frontline: Brain Wars: How the Military is Failing the Wounded
The New York Times: Toxic Waters

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Small Site
ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Innovation: Black Saturday
National Film Board of Canada: This Land
News21: Powering a Nation

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Medium Site
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Domani Studios, The Martin Agency, AOL, AOLNews, AOL SHOUTcast: We Choose the Moon
The Denver Post: American Soldier
The Las Vegas Sun and Greenspun Media Group: Bottoming Out

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Large Site
NPR: Grand Trunk Road
Reuters, Online News and the Thomson Reuters Foundation: Surviving the Tsunami – Stories of Hope
The New York Times: Held by the Taliban
USATODAY: Vancouver Olympics

Multimedia Feature Presentation, Student
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University: SyracuseDiners.com
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism: A Seed is Forever
UNC School of Journalism: Living Galapagos
Western Kentucky University Fleischaker-Greene Scholars: Farm to Fork: Investigating Agriculture

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Small Site
The Center for Public Integrity: Disaster in the Gulf (12)
FLORIDATODAY: The Flame Trench space blog (12)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Persian Letters (12)
voiceofsandiego.org: Building a Community around Education Coverage (12)

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Medium Site
CBC News: Inside Politics Blog (12)
Mother Jones: Team Coverage of BP Oil Spill (12)

Online Topical Reporting/Blogging, Large Site
AOL News: Haiti, Life After Death (12)
CNN.com: Technology (12)
CNN.com: Afghanistan Crossroads (12)

Online Commentary/Blogging, Small Site
Caring.com: Dad Has Dementia (12)
Forward.com: The Sisterhood
Truthdig: Chris Hedges (12)

Online Commentary/Blogging, Medium Site
Salon.com: Glenn Greenwald (12)
Mother Jones: Kevin Drum (12)

Online Commentary/Blogging, Large Site
ESPN.com: Howard Bryant (12)
Politics Daily: Jill Lawrence (12)
The Los Angeles Times: Christopher Knight, Culture Monster (12)

Outstanding Use of Digital Technologies, Professional
CNN.com: Home and Away: U.S. & Coalition Causalities
The Las Vegas Sun and Greenspun Media Group: Bottoming Out
The New York Times: Oil Spill Tracker
The Texas Tribune Data Apps

Outstanding Use of Digital Technologies, Student
No award given

Outstanding Use of Emerging Platforms
NPR.ORG Mobile Applications
USATODAY for iPad

Online Video Journalism, Small Site
Huffington Post Investigative Fund: Tapped Out: How an Unpaid Water Bill Cost a Baltimore Woman Her Home
MediaStorm: Take Care
Minnesota Public Radio News: Explaining Instant Run-off Voting
Yale Environment 360: Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining

Online Video Journalism, Medium Site
The Las Vegas Sun and the Greenspun Media Group: Bottoming Out (1)
Knoxville News Sentinel / knoxnews.com: Death on Chipman Street
The Dallas Morning News: Choosing Thomas

Online Video Journalism, Large Site
NPR: Krulwich on Science (12)
NPR and ProPublica: Traumatic Brain Injury – The Battle For Care
TIME.com: Sudan Stories
The Toronto Star: William and the Windmill
The Washington Post: Scene In Video Series (12)

Online Video Journalism, Student
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University: The Fall Workshop (12)
Knight Center for International Media, School of Communication, University of Miami: My Story, My Goal

Community Collaboration
CBC News: G20: Street Level
CNN.com: Haiti: The Missing, The Found, The Victims
The Los Angeles Times: Westside Debate
West Seattle Blog: West Seattle’s only 24/7 news source

August 17 2010

14:42

Flashback: 15 Sites That Were Before Their Time

Amazon.com’s first sale was fifteen years ago, and while the pioneering online retailer eventually found success, many of its peers weren’t so lucky. Esquire salutes great sites of the Web 1.0 era that never made it.

May 03 2010

23:45

Neighborhood news site wins national journalism award

Next Door Media’s PhinneyWood.com site in Seattle has won the prestigious national Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for deadline reporting.

Founder Cory Bergman says:

PhinneyWood provided around-the-clock coverage of the series of devastating Greenwood arson fires last October, routinely breaking new developments in one of Seattle’s biggest stories of the year. Coverage included minute-by-minute updates posted on PhinneyWood and Twitter, as well as photos, video and an interactive map of the arsonist’s trail of destruction.

After the fires, PhinneyWood provided dozens of stories on the community outpouring and efforts by burned-out businesses to recover. Last week the suspect in the case admitted to 11 counts of arson.

In many ways, the award belongs to the neighborhood of Greenwood itself. Neighbors helped provide PhinneyWood with a steady stream of tips, comments and tweets.

This is Next Door Media’s second national journalism award in the last year. MyBallard.com won a national Online Journalism Award last October for community collaboration, beating several large metro newspapers for the honor.


April 14 2010

13:01

Interview with Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Mark Fiore

Animated cartoonist Mark Fiore was just named the Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartooning. CyberJournalist.net interviewed Fiore back in 2002, shortly after he won the Online Journalism Award for commentary. In this Q&A with CyberJournalist.net’s Jonathan Dube, Fiore explains why “technology doesn’t make the cartoon” and that the key to making an animated cartoon effective is “having something to say.”


00:35

Video: Animated cartoonist Mark Fiore wins Pulitzer

A big congratulations to long-time animated cartoonist Mark Fiore for winning a Pulitzer Prize!

You can check out his cartoons here, and below is an interview he did for ABCNews.com with Diane Sawyer today.


April 13 2010

23:51

“Auto-Tune the News” wins Streamy

“Auto-Tune the News” has won the Streamy Award for Best News or Politics Series, as well as for Best Experimental Web Series.

Auto-Tune the News” uses real video clips like news broadcasts, viral videos and other talking head content to create funny music videos. Interviewers, celebrities, and politicians alike break into song in these innovative comedy mash-ups.


March 28 2010

14:38

ABC’s This Week live tweets during broadcast

Starting today, ABC News is live-tweeting its This Week broadcast on Sunday mornings.

Each week you can follow along on the This Week Twitter list during and after the show and using the #ThisWeek hashtag on Twitter. “The list includes some of our roundtable participants and we’ll plan on including them weekly leading into the broadcast and to continue the conversation once it’s over,” Tapper says on ABCNews.com

ABC News Political Director David Chalian(@DavidChalianABC) led the live tweet today and interim This Week host Jake Tapper (@jaketapper)  tweeted before and after the show.

Before the show, Tapper tweeted: “Have a link that helps fact check the show? Let us know at #ThisWeek. Our political director @DavidChalianABC will be live-tweeting 9am ET”

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