I’m at the Nieman conference (full name: Telling True Stores in Turbulent Times: 2009 Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism) this weekend; I’ll be Twittering from the panels I attend. If you’re interested in such topics as online story models and narrative criticism (don’t let the names fool you; the talks have been interesting!), you can follow me here; for the group perspective, you can follow the running summary of the conference’s panels, from all Twittering attendees, here.
09:00 AM - March 21, 2009
Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks
Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure
PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money
Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform
The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold
Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”
How a young Danish man turned extremist
“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.