A shocking source of TV news coverage of the oil leak?

G4 and Kevin Pereira: “BP Oil Spill Effect on Wildlife”. G4, the games channel. Yes, the games channel! This makes sense in a world where the most informative pieces of national news journalism are coming from a music magazine and nightly comedy show doesn’t it? Video Game – E3 2010 – AOTS Exclusive

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Google News adding human editors to promote serendipity

Good move on Google’s part. Nieman Journalism Lab: “Google News experiments with human control, promotes a new serendipity with Editors’ Picks” Mashable: “Google News and Why Human Editors Still Matter” Previously: Techmeme: “Guess what? Automated news doesn’t quite work.”

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Parenting while plugged in – don’t do it

I am guilty as charged and with Richelle’s help, changing my ways: NYTimes: “The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In”: …children in higher socioeconomic homes hear an average of 2,153 words an hour, whereas those in working-class households hear only about 1,251; children in the study whose parents were on welfare heard an average of […]

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Maureen Johnson – “I am not a brand.”

Maureen Johnson: “Manifesto”: The internet is made of people. People matter. This includes you. Stop trying to sell everything about yourself to everyone. Don’t just hammer away and repeat and talk at people–talk TO people. It’s organic. Make stuff for the internet that matters to you, even if it seems stupid. Do it because it’s […]

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Afraid you’ll miss Firebug if you move to Chrome?

Probably not. Check out the screencasts at Chromium Projects: “Google Chrome Developer Tools”. I haven’t abandoned Firefox yet. But it is important to experiment and keep your toolbox open. Since Chrome has recently gone stable on the OS X, I’m finding it a capable browser. Haven’t switched yet however.

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There can never be enough journalists like Bill Moyers

Recently my friend and coworker Arpit Mathur passed along a critique of journalism’s sorry state using the leaked iPhone story as evidence. The sad thing is that we might be amidst some kind of golden age for journalism and are largely unawares. For evidence, visit sites and services like ProPublica, NPR.org, McClatchyDC, THe Center for […]

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