I will be leading a workshop this afternoon for the National Newspaper Association, Be the Mobile Leader of Your Community. My slides are below. Here are some previous mobile-first posts that may help participants in the workshop: (more…)
Archive for September, 2010
@statesman has shown again today how to use Twitter to cover breaking news.
In February, I noted the excellent job @statesman did in covering the terrorist attack on the IRS office in Austin. I was tied up in a meeting out of the office this morning, but I heard at a break about this morning’s situation with a gunman at the University of Texas library. (more…)
If you’re interested in the launch of TBD, General Manager Jim Brady explains a lot of the process in this video. Jim joined Matt Thompson, editorial product manager for NPR’s Project Argo, for “Anatomy of a News Startup” Sept. 16 at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. The discussion was moderated by Carlos Roig, a faculty member of the Master of Professional Studies in Journalism program.
Did I miss that trend story about the National Hockey League suddenly being on top of the sports world?
Maybe a sports league that’s drawing huge TV ratings and selling out arenas across North America could afford to disrespect bloggers, but I don’t think that’s the NHL. As our TBD Community Network partner On Frozen Blog recounted yesterday, the NHL has decided to deny bloggers access to visiting locker rooms. OFB noted: (more…)
If you’re a blogger (or blogger wannabe) in the Washington area, I hope you’ll join us for a series of blogging workshops TBD is presenting in partnership with American University.
The workshops start this Saturday morning at AU with a workshop on defining your blogging voice. Details on the whole program on a TBD blog post and in the flier below. While we organized the workshops for the local bloggers in our TBD Community Network, the workshops are open to anyone.
I also blogged on TBD about the tweet wall at our launch celebration with AU’s School of Communication, answering some questions our panel didn’t have time to answer.
By Steve Buttry and Michael Bugeja
We agree more than we disagree about journalism education and its future.
Buttry: Michael Bugeja, director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University, and I aired a disagreement this week in comments on this blog and Tim McGuire’s McGuire on Media blog. Frankly, I enjoy a spirited debate and thought this was civil, but after my longtime friend Barb Mack admonished me to use my “inside voice” and Tim (also a friend, though not for as long as Barb) tweeted that a “fight broke out” in his blog comments, I must agree that it was time to dial it down a bit. (more…)