February 1, 2010

Is it still pompous to announce, ‘I don’t have a TV’?

by David Spark

We’ve all had this moment. You want to talk to a friend about some great TV program you just saw. Instead of engaging or heeding your recommendation they simply announce, “I don’t have a TV.” We all know where that conversation leads. Either they’re considerate and just let it go. But more often they tell you with a wave of … Continue reading

January 5, 2010

6 questions for the author of ‘Be the Media’

by JD Lasica

David Mathison on ‘the emerging media model of abundance’ Since last spring, David Mathison has been barnstorming the country, bringing the message of grassroots, accessible, citizen-based media to would-be journalists, filmmakers, musicians, podcasters, independent business people — anyone with an interest in creating media. David’s book Be the Media: How to Create and Accelerate Your Message … Your Way is … Continue reading

December 17, 2009

Transitioning to a digital news world

by JD Lasica

Transitioning from a print to a digital news world from JD Lasica on Vimeo. If I were starting out in journalism today, I’d probably opt to work for a Web-based publication — or start my own — rather than learn the ropes at a newspaper. Because those ropes are becoming increasingly frayed. We’ve been checking in periodically with young people … Continue reading

December 3, 2009

Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s social media policy

by JD Lasica

1. Do not mix the professional and the personal in ways likely to bring the ABC into disrepute. 2. Do not undermine your effectiveness at work. 3. Do not imply ABC endorsement of your personal views. 4. Do not disclose confidential information obtained through work. The above guidelines were distributed to the staff of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Nov. … Continue reading

December 3, 2009

As media gets more democratic, it gets more feminine

by JD Lasica

The new Bing Maps geotargets Twitter tweets. Supernova roundup: Media, real-time services — and ‘the end of the Web era’ I spent Wednesday at the Supernova conference in San Francisco, which has morphed over the years from a gathering about mobile and telephony into one that addresses the larger themes sweeping through society: Social media. The real-time Web. Public policy … Continue reading

November 24, 2009

The New Journalist in the Age of Social Media

by JD Lasica

The New Journalist in the Age of Social Media View more documents from JD Lasica. New Media Lab brings together nonprofits, citizen journalists, social media experts I‘m at Day 2 of a remarkable two-day conference that is bringing nonprofits, citizen journalism and social media together in ways I’ve never seen before. I’m jazzed, hopeful and intrigued by the challenges ahead. … Continue reading