March
2010

The Future of Journalism: New Business Models

Join us 5-7 p.m. PST on April 1 for a chat about business models in journalism. Moderated by @digidave. We’ll be discussing: Are paywalls helping or hurting us? Should news sites be non profit or for profit? Who should be funding media? Government? Corporations? and much more! As always, send a tweet to @wjchat is […]

Highlights from chat 3.24.10: Law + Web Journalism

Q1 Are bloggers journalists? Legally, do they and other Web folks have reporter privileges? jacklerner (Jack Lerner) The privilege isn’t defined in CA law, but at least 1 court has held that it applies to anyone gathering and disseminating news. #wjchat Oops, meant to say the term “reporter” isn’t defined in CA law #wjchat eff […]

Highlights from chat 3.17.10 Social Media and Reporting

Q1 What role does verifying accuracy play when you report with social media sources? GreerMcDonald Q1. It’s massive, if not everything. Too easy to get excited and swept up, but end product fails if accuracy isn’t at the base #wjchat vanguardiste Q1 Verifying accuracy is more important than ever. With a faster news cycle, the pressure is […]

Chat 3.17.10 Social Media and Reporting

2010-03-18T21:28:29Z assochotels (Associated Hotels ) RT @barbdelollis: Awesome! RT @NABJDigital: #wjchat I love what USAToday hotel reporter @barbdelollis & travel’s @todayinthesky. They fully embrace SM tools. 2010-03-18T21:23:38Z barbdelollis (barbara delollis) Awesome! RT @NABJDigital: #wjchat I love what USAToday hotel reporter @barbdelollis & travel’s @todayinthesky. They fully embrace SM tools. 2010-03-18T19:13:31Z RobinJP (Robin Phillips) Been reading […]

Highlights from Chat 3.10.10: Numbers: Not the Nightmare You Think They Are

Q1: What role does data play in your job? Chronotope: Data is always useful, especially good for enriching content and framing stories. #wjchat gotoPlanB: Q1. Numbers play bigger role than most realize. Every study and budget meeting is framed based on numbers. #wjchat tchance121: #wjchat Q1 Data plays a big role. Esp. in small community […]