‘How to do long-form journalism: gather big-name writers and immerse them in social media’

For those interested in the future of long-form journalism and public affairs reporting, a good post this week on the Nieman Lab blog from Lois Beckett. It reports on a conversation held at Berkeley School of Journalism between former New York Times Magazine editor Gerald Marzorati and author and former New Yorker writer Mark Danner. It notes that […]

News and emergency information sources for #Christchurch #eqnz

NZ Civil Defence updates: http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/ Up to date information on what’s happening and what to do: http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/ including printable pdfs of contact numbers in English, Chinese, Korean, Find out what’s open: http://eq.org.nz/   Essential numbers from Civil Defence Earthquake Government Helpline: 0800 779 997 A service for people requiring information on income support, housing options, health issues, […]

What pays more – fluff or public interest? (2010)

Some food for thought via Nieman Lab about what kind of content creates the most value for news publishers online: “A study released today provides a hopeful counterpoint… For publishers, hard-news-focused, public-interest-oriented reporting might actually be more valuable than celebrity gossip and similarly LiLotastic fare. And not just in a good-for-democracy sense, but in a […]

Hot metal: old films about how newspapers were made

There’s something irresistible about the old print industry footage kicking around on YouTube. These are from the 1950s. Making a newspaper Perfect if you want to know what ‘the stone’ looked like and where the term proofreading came from. https://youtu.be/G8cCS3o62iI ‘Public opinion in a Democracy’