Reporting and Reader Engagement, Again

I was perusing the Public Editor page on the New York Times today, wondering what exactly it means to be the “readers’ representative.” While I was noodling on this question, this piece on “The Promise of Real-Time Reporting,” caught my eye. I jumped into journalism via the magazine (monthly, print) world and now work at […]

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Experiments in Journalism!

Sometime last year I heard about Spot.Us, an organization that lets readers invest in stories they’d like to see covered by local journalists; print and online media organizations can run the story for free. (There’s more to it than that, but check out the site for more info.) The project got off to a good […]

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Stuff That Matters

In the last few months, I’ve become enamoured of Tim O’Reilly’s writings over at O’Reilly Radar. One of the points he makes often that resonates with me is this: “work on stuff that matters.” I think it’s a great philosophy, all around, whether you’re talking about a career, troubleshooting a project that’s gone awry, or […]

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Keep It Simple, Stupid

The “KISS” rule is one I remember learning in grade school, and the technology business is learning it all over again. The New York Times Bits Blog has a piece about it today, describing consumer enthusiasm for simple, inexpensive gadgets. There were a couple reasons I got excited about this:

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Reporter’s Notebook: When Green Isn’t Enough

I was catching up on my weeks-old RSS feeds this morning and I came across this article on Triple Pundit. I’m a sucker for cool-looking computers (my colleague Stacey recently gutted my productivity with a link to this site), so the image of the rocket-ship-like computer caught my eye. As I started reading, I noticed […]

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