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June 15 2015

Falconwing Media: Heartbeat Story Format

Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, is starting a news site that uses shareable images (3 sentence stories) as the story format.

July 19 2014

July 08 2014

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Alain de Botton (Philosopher's Mail):   
News is wiring our minds in such a way that certain questions are possible [and others aren't because they are] not part of the news agenda. ...  I'm struck by the randomness of current news, the way in which the the sense of what's important isn't properly examined ... There's mass self-censorship, a lack of questioning of certain norms ...  
A scrupulously “balanced” news organization becomes a totally conservative force. We need organizations that have a take on the world. ... A news organization should give people the information they need to flourish. ... The facts aren't made to be arranged in only one way. Journalists are making millions of decisions. ... News can pick some events out in order drive forward an argument about how life is, how life should be, what needs to be done. ... How do you make progressive news?
[Many news outlets] haven't found a way to make the important interesting. ... [Many news reports] just parachute you in, no context, no local color.
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June 16 2014

[Newspapers] are based on a business model that only makes sense to a mass-market, but not to the individual. This is not a winning strategy. Yes, it used to work in the old days of media, but that was as a result of scarcity.
What if Quality Journalism Isn't? (by @baekdal) #insights

April 09 2014

Newsgames Hackathon

If you are a journalist, programmer, game designer or illustrator who would like to push things forward this event is for you.

April 08 2014

Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It’s absolutely unavoidable. A journalist is someone who looks at the world and the way it works, someone who takes a close look at things every day and reports what she sees, someone who represents the world, the event, for others. She cannot do her work without judging what she sees.

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

— Thomas Jefferson
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April 01 2014

Our commitment to explaining the news is a commitment to an outcome not a commitment to any particular article format. We do think, however, that the traditional article format is ripe for reinvention.
Vox | Understand the News
Our end goal isn’t telling you what just happened, or how we feel about what just happened, it’s making sure you understand what just happened.
Vox | Understand the News

March 18 2014

Today, we are better than ever at telling people what's happening, but not nearly good enough at giving them the crucial contextual information necessary to understand what's happened. We treat the emphasis on the newness of information as an important virtue rather than a painful compromise.

The news business, however, is just a subset of the informing-our-audience business  —  and that's the business we aim to be in. Our mission is to create a site that's as good at explaining the world as it is at reporting on it.

Vox is our next | The Verge
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March 04 2014

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February 13 2014

“I think being a liberal, in the true sense, is being nondoctrinaire, nondogmatic, non-committed to a cause - but examining each case on its merits. Being left of center is another thing; it's a political position. I think most newspapermen by definition have to be liberal; if they're not liberal, by my definition of it, then they can hardly be good newspapermen. If they're preordained dogmatists for a cause, then they can't be very good journalists; that is, if they carry it into their journalism."
— Interview with Ron Powers (Chicago Sun Times) for Playboy, 1973” ― Walter Cronkite

January 31 2014

The Philosophers' Mail makes use of popular starting points - the stories a lot of people like to read and talk about already. It is generous to our natural inclinations: to read celebrity gossip, look at erotic images and read shock stories. It is sympathetic (as a starting point) to popular biases. ... We start by acknowledging such attitudes. ... The epochal challenge is to reach the people who don't engage with complex news.

The Philosophers' Mail – hmm.
It isn't a priority to see the worst side of people's minds. The priority is to learn how to trust and think a little bit better of one another.
The Philosophers' Mail: Why we don't allow comments
Reposted byc3oylem235dx

January 03 2014

Daily, but going beyond 'today's latest' / From 'news' to 'new' / Ideals over ideology / Themes and connections / Journalism before profit / From Readers to Participants / Partners, not advertisers / Like-minded people, not target audiences / Ambitious in ideals, modest in claims / Fully digital
De Correspondent

July 13 2013

Journalism is not content. It is not a noun. It need not be a profession or an industry. It is not the province of a guild. It is not a scarcity to be controlled. It no longer happens in newsrooms. It is no longer confined to narrative form.

It is a service. It is a service whose end is an informed public. Journalism helps communities organize their knowledge so they can better organize themselves.
There are no journalists – Jeff Jarvis 
Reposted byylem235c3olordminx

November 18 2012

Für die inhaltliche wie auch gestalterische Weiterentwicklung des Journalismus spielen Printmedien schon lange keine Rolle mehr.
Statt zeitgemäße Angebote zu machen, ist man lieber dazu übergegangen, die eigenen Kunden zu beschimpfen.
Zeitungssterben: Meine (sprichwörtlichen) 5 Cent | G! gutjahrs blog
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