Archive for September, 2010

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…)

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@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…)

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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.


Newsmaker Lecture: “Anatomy of a News Startup” from Georgetown SCS on Vimeo.

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I’m doing a liveblog of a TBD/American University workshop, “Defining Your Blogging Voice,” led by David Johnson at AU’s School of Communication.

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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…)

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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.

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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…)

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