August 5, 2009

Build your industry voice with social media

by David Spark

Socialmedia.biz partner, David Spark, shares a presentation he led in Toronto and explains how you can build your industry voice through social media. Continue reading

July 23, 2009

Newspapers and blue sky thinking

by JD Lasica

Getting Over Fear of Failure to Make Rapid Decisions View more presentations from Paul Gillin. For the past 10 weeks I’ve been a faculty member of the Knight Digital Media Center Leadership Conference, helping editors from 10 newspapers learn how to incorporate social media into their newsrooms. The online training sessions culminated in three days of hands-on, in-person workshops this … Continue reading

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July 18, 2009

Howard Rheingold on essential media literacies

by JD Lasica

21st century media literacies from JD Lasica on Vimeo. A week ago, as we were wrapping up the Traveling Geeks‘ two-day visit to Cambridge, I was walking down the main drag with author Howard Rheingold when we stopped for a moment in front of King’s College. I took out my loaner Flip Ultra and shot this 6-minute interview of Howard, … Continue reading

July 15, 2009

Is Scitable a game-changing model for publishing?

by Chris Abraham

A couple of months ago I attended a discussion at the National Press Club titled “What Will We Tell Peoria?” during which a panel of journalists complained that people have become too stupid to realize how essential traditional methods of reporting are and how we’ll all be sorry when rigorous newsrooms close and papers die and only TMZ is left … Continue reading

July 10, 2009

Will NBC, grassroots media clash at London Olympics?

by JD Lasica

During yesterday afternoon’s Econsultancy Roundtable at the Globe Theater, I was seated next to Alex Balfour, head of new media for London2012.com, the committee that is organizing the 2012 Summer Games in London. (See info about the London 2012 Open Weekend on July 24-26.) Midway through our session, the discussion turned to media coverage of the Olympics. I asked Alex … Continue reading

July 9, 2009

Time for innovative news models

by JD Lasica

One of the highlights of the Traveling Geeks trip to the United Kingdom this week came Tuesday night when the Guardian held its first-ever podcast in front of a live audience for its Media Live program. The panel — tech blogger Robert Scoble, Sarah Lacy, blogger at TechCrunch, columnist at BusinessWeek and co-host of Tech Ticker on Yahoo!, myself, BBC … Continue reading