At NewsTools2008 – a good quote (not mine): "aggregation is creation."
Monthly archives for April, 2008
I haven’t been writing about it much – but I’ve been doing some work with Bill Densmore and the Media Giraffe team on the NewsTools2008 conference which is starting tomorrow and will take place at Yahoo’s headquarters.
So yes, I am back in the United States – but man, I’m busy. The "Journalism That Matters" meetings are unique – they are the closest thing to an unconference in journalism that I’ve found so far. My only criticism is that there aren’t more of them at a local level ie: CopyCamp.
My goal is to take loads and loads of video at the conference – that’s half the reason I’m going. I want to do lots of quick interviews like the Marc Cooper or M.G. Siegler videos I tried earlier this month. Later today I’m having lunch with Dave Winer – who is as intimidating as he is brilliant, but I hope to get a quick video interview of him too. The real question is…. what do I ask a person like Dave Winer? Regardless of the potential video interview – I hope to pick his brain about other issues in journalism.
So – check out the list of attendees (which is looking really good) and let me know if you have any specific questions for any specific attendees – and I’ll do my darndest to get them answered.
An article about identity on the web – something that can always use more attention.
Where Digital Journal perhaps is a little different in this space is that it revenue shares with contributors, and has paid out $38,000 to CitJâ??s already (note I said in this space, the model has been used by blog networks for years.
More and more we find our roles overlap – blogger, employee, stockholder, customer, etc. Do the rules of engagement overlap? Where do we stand on ethics and responsibility? My hunch is that at this stage it is a personal question we ask ourselves.
Part of Pacific News Service.
I will be away from all things internet for the next week.
To keep you busy I have created the all time LOL Catz Caption Contest starring my kitty Brooklyn, herein referred to as my co-worker.
Below are a few shots of my co-worker in various situations. I think you will agree – I have the most adorable co-worker ever. Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to create captions of what my co-worker is thinking in the pictures and videos below.
When I return – I hope there are a few comments that will make me laugh. While I’m gone – fear not, friends are taking care of kitty Brooklyn).
For those concerned that this post is not about journalism: Fear not – when I return in a week I will focus on journalism, media, technology and all the things you normally ready from me, which is not my cat. But hey, this is a personal blog – and injecting a little personality every now and then never killed anyone.
For now: Create a caption from one of the pictures/videos below.