Yesterday was a big one for newspaper companies

The Journal Register Company, which is running a forward thinking project focusing on newspaper production, reached an important landmark yesterday, and published their newspapers using open source tools. Read about it from Jeff Jarvis and on the Journal Register’s blog about the project they have appropriately titled, “The Ben Franklin Project”. The work that The […]

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Recent Journalist-Programmer reads

O’Reilly Radar: Mike Loukides: “What is Data Science?” Media Shift: Marc Glaser: “Why Journalists Should Learn Computer Programming” Rafe Colburn: “Why journalists should learn to program” – with a suggestion on what really to be digging into – and I agree. Resource: Hacks/Hackers

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Sean Blanda on Remixing the News

eMedia: Remix the News: “Remix the News: what news can learn from Last.fm and Pandora”: “there is no service that adequately customizes content to my tastes based on previous reading” A good read with some important ideas. The only thing close I can think of is Google Reader’s recommendations which are based upon my clicking […]

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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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