Posted in Innovation in the media, tagged Bill Densmore, Joe Hight, John Foreman, Margaret Holt, Meg Thilmony, Mid-America Press Institute, Mizell Stewart III, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Tracy Schmidt on January 25, 2010 |
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Newsroom leaders struggling with the challenges of innovation will find help in a low-cost training opportunity next month in St. Louis.
Bring your Valentine with you to St. Louis (I’ll be taking mine to dinner at an Italian restaurant on The Hill) and join us for a Feb. 13-14 Mid-America Press Institute Seminar, Innovation and Managing Change in the Newsroom. (more…)
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Posted in storytelling, Twitter, tagged Anne Hull, Charlotte Eby, Don't Take Your Guns to Town, Edward Wasserman, Eleanor Rigby, Francena H. Arnold, Jacqui Banaszynski, Johnny B. Goode, Ken Fuson, Lane DeGregory, Leonard Pitts, N. Scott Momaday, Nieman Narrative, Not My Will, Omaha World-Herald, Paul Farhi, Philip Lee, Reynolds Journalism Institute, Ron Sylvester, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, Tom French, Twitter on October 17, 2009 |
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When I read Philip Lee’s ignorant anti-Twitter rant, Notes on the triviality of Twitter, my first reaction was that I needed to write another anti-anti-Twitter-rant rant.
But I’m getting tired of those rants (maybe you are, too). I previously noted how Leonard Pitts, Edward Wasserman and Paul Farhi wrote foolish things about Twitter without bothering to learn what they were talking about. Do I repeat myself just because Lee has echoed their whining, or could I find something new to say?
Lee did say lots of ignorant things about Twitter, but they are things I’ve addressed before, so I won’t dwell on them here. He has tried Twitter out (barely, 34 tweets in nearly a year), which the others noted above had not.
I want to address Lee’s concern about Twitter and storytelling: (more…)
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