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More blogging goodness in journalism
May 28, 2007, 12:49 pm
Filed under: blogs, journalism

Here are two spanking-new journalist blogs for you to sample.

Ron Sylvester of the Wichita Eagle writes the socks off just about about every other blogger in the known universe in Multimedia Reporter:

Stan grabbed a digital recorder and sat at my desk, which has a $17 phone recorder I’d picked up last year sometime. Stan called the director of public safety in Augusta, KS. He then passed me the recorder, like a baton in the multimedia relay, and headed out the door for the morning police briefing. Stan files more on-line stories before noon than most people in a day.

I used Audacity to edit the interview, trying to match up the descriptions with the pictures we had, and loaded it into Soundslides.

We had the slide show posted with Stan’s story by afternoon. Stan watched the show before he wrote, so he produce a story with minimal repeats that complemented the slide show. Once again, multimedia became the layers for the news.

From: Slide shows: They’re not just for photographers

The Inksniffer is written by a longtime newspaperman who goes by the nom de plume Sniffer Dog:

I go back to my Pew Research Center data, published this month in Editor and Publisher. In that data Culture and Arts (29%) is second only to local government (49%) in newspaper topics of most interest. Now it doesn’t say locally originated culture and arts, but you can’t differentiate if you don’t control, so I would have thought that a film critic, a central plank of credible cultural coverage, was worth hanging on to. Maybe ask her to broaden her beat a bit. But not completely lose her film reviews.

From: What one movie reviewer tells us about the critical condition of US newspapers

Read. Enjoy.

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