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She’s The Boss: Female Media Entrepreneurs of Color Share Their Stories

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The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education recently hosted a Twitter Chat with a group of female journalists of color who took their entrepreneurial dreams and turned them into reality. This panel of journalistic businesswomen included: Bobbi Bowman, (left) a former editor for The Washington Post and USA Today, who made the leap into entrepreneurship when she launched the hyperlocal news site, The McLean Ear, which later became McLean Patch; Kelly Virella, a former investigative reporter and editor who is about to start a long form digital magazine called The Urban Thinker, (right); Tomoko Hosaka, Chief Operating Officer at Plympton  (parent company of Rooster, a reading app that picks books for users and delivers them in installments to mobile devices; Karen Lincoln Michel, who blogs at A Digital Native American and is former president of Unity Journalists; and Marisa Trevino, creator of LatinaLista, a news portal for the Latino community. Here are their insights via storify.– Staff Reports

 

 

#NABJ13PREP – The TweetChat

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By Benét J. Wilson, chair, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force & social media/eNewsletters editor, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

DJTF Secretary Kiratiana Freelon gathered together NABJ convention veterans and asked them to offer their best advice for being prepared to attend next week’s Annual Convention & Career Fair in Orlando. Click here to see a Storify with some of their and other NABJ members’ best tips!

See you in Orlando!

Digital Journalism Task Force Holds #DJTFCHAT on Entrepreneurial Journalism

By Ameena Rasheed, NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force Intern

DJTF Secretary Kiratiana Freelon held a DJTFCHAT last night on  The HOW, WHAT, WHY and WHEN of Journalism Entrepreneurship.

Her guests were:

Click here to see the Storify of the event.

Missed #NABJ12? Check Out Storination!

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair & freelance aviation/travel journalist and blogger

We know that everyone couldn’t join us for this year’s fantastic convention in New Orleans.  In a perfect world, we would have had live streaming of the workshops, similar to what they do at the Online News Association’s annual convention.

But since that wasn’t an option due to budget considerations, NABJ went all out with social media.  So many of our members and attendees were on Twitter that at several points last week, we were a trending topic.

Right before the convention, I learned about Storination, a cool web-based tool that allows you to put all the Storifys from a single event — like #NABJ12 — in one place for folks to read and share.  I went on Twitter and begged for a beta code, then sent an email explaining exactly what I wanted to do with the tool. 

I want to thank all those members who did Storifys on key sessions, along with two plenaries, the board meeting and the business meeting.  Click here to see all the Storifys done from New Orleans.  If you did one and it wasn’t included, please email me and I’ll include it. Enjoy!

NABJ Multimedia Short Course Celebrates 20 Years

By Georgia Dawkins, Producer, Waterman Broadcasting

There’s only one word to describe the 20th Annual NABJ Short Course, EPIC! Forty-two students traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina to step their careers up a notch. Nearly half a dozen veteran short course mentors met them at North Carolina A&T State University to help them on their journey.

“They come with a greater sense of what they want to do,” said program coordinator, Gail Wiggins.

These students are no doubt the crème de la crème, but the short course serves as a reality check for some. The short course day begins with breakfast, newspapers, tweets and morning newscast. Students can be found next to their orange juice, buried in a newspaper preparing for the current event quiz that’s waiting for them in the newsroom.

“The multimedia short course an exceptional experience for me because I was able to experience and thoroughly understand every facet of the television industry,” said Ameena Rasheed, who awarded top honors during the workshop. The 22-year-old Texas Southern University student  said her hard work paid off when she received the award for Outstanding Reporting and Outstanding Stand Up.

Veteran Instructor Damany Lewis of KCRA said, “I think the future is bright for young journalists!” Lewis not only journeys to NC A&T every year, he also gets over to his alma mater, Florida A&M University for their multimedia short course.

These NABJ babies are working with seasoned journalists who show up to give them some tough love. Even keynote speaker, Paula Madison sat down to offer a few one-on-one critiques. Madison was the 2011 NABJ Legacy Award recipient.  The CEO of Madison Media Management and former NBCUniversal Chief Diversity Officer joined the crew on Saturday for the award reception and poured on the wisdom.

“They too can get to where [Madison] is from where they are now,” Wiggins told NABJ Digital. “but don’t forget the hard work and dedication.”

Reflecting on the last two decades, Wiggins realized that time has flown by. “We do it every year. We don’t think any differently.” But the program has grown, whipping hundreds of aspiring journalists into shape over the years. Over the time the focus has expanded from just cracking the diversity ceiling to teaching how to be multimedia and multiplatform journalists. “They come with the essential skills,” said Wiggins. “We have to make sure the students are able to produce for these different platforms.”

If you missed out on this epic celebration, check out the links below for a quick recap.

 

MULTIMEDIA BRAND YOU: PABJ & TABJ Digital Journalism Training

  1. Share
    Multimedia Brand&YOU @benetwilson @normbond @bobbibooker @KelleyLCarter @AmaniChannel @SmallBizLady @skyphoto @TechLifeSteph @Darishamedia
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 10:18:24
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    @PABJ Multimedia Training. The info is great and informative…but we’re also learning what’s maddening about Skype…#pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:03:33
  3. The day started with Benet Wilson, chair of NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force, Program Chair for NABJ’s 2012 Convention and a freelance aviation/travel journalist and blogger. She provided an overview of top tech trends, must-have apps and
    social media for journalists.
  4. I started my talk by encouraging folks to get into social media — but to start slow, with one or two platforms. This gives you a chance to see what works best for you. Below are my recommendations of five to try.
  5. Next, I offered up my list of great iPhone apps, below.
  6. I ended my presentation by offering my thoughts about tech trends for journalists coming down the pike, using the wisdom of my tech sensei, Amy Webb of Webbmedia and Knowledgewebb.
  7. After Wilson was entertainment journalist Kelley L. Carter. Carter, co-chair of the NABJ Arts & Entertainment Task Force, discussed her journey as a multimedia freelancer, from
    print journalist to guest expert on HLN/CNN and other media outlets. She talked about how
    she expanded her brand online and provided tips to journalists
    who are interested in crossing platforms. She also provided suggestions to
    journalists on how to find multimedia freelancing opportunities.
  8. Share
    @KelleyLCarter says her present freelancing career exploded around coverage of MJ’s death…
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:45:38
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    @KelleyLCarter says invest in yourself with a good online reel and website
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:44:26
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    @KelleyLCarter suggests developin an expertise, for her its entertainment journo, and she gets more calls as a freelance expert for tv/radio
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:47:49
  11. Melinda Emerson, AKA ‘The Small Biz Lady,” provided an overview of thinking as an
    entrepreneurial journalist, small business person, and monetizing your work
    online.
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    @SmallBizLady Melinda Emerson tells us how to think as an entrepreneurial journalists, small biz person & monetizing ur work online.
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:32:45
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    @SmallBizLady H.E.L.P: Help. Engage. Listen. Promote–
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:16:02
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    Brand yourself online with the 3C’s Content, Community and Commerce #smallbiz chat with @pabj and @SmallBizLady
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:25:08
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    @SmallBizLady says do key research to know your key customer and who you are influencing!
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:28:08
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    @SmallBizLady says its good to have quality content and be an expert but make sure you ate talking with ppl via social media
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:31:01
  17. Share
    @SmallBizLady says use social media, become an influencer, build a following through social media, monetize ur content
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:39:33
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    “@SmallBizLady: The door to wisdom is never shut. – Ben Frankin”
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 18:20:26
  19. Next up was Norm Bond, an international authority on marketing,
    corporate diversity, sales and multicultural issues spoke on Branding
    101.
  20. Share
    @normbond My ‘professional hook’: Tech-life Expert #personalmarketability #PABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 11:57:11
  21. Share
    @normbond says u need a logo that speaks to who you, newsletter, qr code, website, blog talk radio, blog, promo items/biz cards #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 12:19:35
  22. Share
    Manage your online presence to leverage your offline presence. @normbond #pabj #TABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 12:19:56
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    .@normbond says u need logo that speaks to you, newsletter, qr code, website, blog talk radio, blog, promo items/biz cards #pabj /CHECK!
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:08:18
  24. Bobbi Booker and Darisha Miller discussed recent social media
    mishaps made by journalists and how to turn a PR crisis online into good PR.
  25. Share
    @bobbibooker and @Darishamedia are discussing the tweets by @rolandsmartin that drew attention by @glaad and how to react and respond #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 12:49:29
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    @bobbibooker says our social media is a branding and we need to extend old school courtesies and relationship building #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 12:46:18
  27. Stephanie Humphrey gave an overview of apps and online tools based on her root.com article. She covered
    Pinterest and what it is, and described miscellaneous technology
    blogs/websites that are good to follow.
  28. Share
    @TechLifeSteph suggests the iRig microphone as a great digital microphone tool to use with ur iPhone #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:10:47
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    @TechLifeSteph is a trained engineer who has parlay-d her tech experience w/ tv appearances & blogging 2 becoming a multimedia journo #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:14:29
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    @TechLifeSteph suggests apps- iJournalistPro, CoverItLive, Evernote, Dragon Dictation, WriteRoom, Dropbox, Google Docs, Cloud storage #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:18:10
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    @TechLifeSteph — Consistency is the key with blogging and social media. Good Reminder! #PABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:30:15
  32. Amani Channel covered visual journalism on the web and general
    multimedia standard practices. He also provided an overview of how he set up
    his own news site, and offered suggestions on how to monetize it.
  33. Share
    @AmaniChannel discusses “Skills to Pay the Bills In a New Media World” #PABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:37:18
  34. Share
    @AmaniChannel — Get out of your comfort zone! #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:41:48
  35. Share
    “More stations are hiring one man band reporters. Multimedia skills will come in handy”
    - @amanichannel #PABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:41:33
  36. Share
    @AmaniChannel says… You are a Brand! People are watching and listening! #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:42:48
  37. Share
    @AmaniChannel sees shooting and editing trends… video skills, one-man band, dslr cameras, tapeless cameras #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:44:09
  38. Share
    @AmaniChannel digital skills tips- seek freelance opps, guest post, start a blog, leverage social networks, create UGC content #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 13:54:00
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    NEW MEDIA REPORTING use Twitter, Live Stream, Facebook and always SHARE YOUR CONTENT!! #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 14:01:50
  40. Sarah Glover, PABJ President and photographer/videograher at the Philadelphia Daily News, ended the day with a tutorial on how to how to build a WordPress website.
  41. Share
    #PABJ Sarah Glover giving a awesome presentation on WordPress at the Digital Journalism training. Great organization.
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 14:12:52
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    @skyphoto wordpress tutorial: pick a template that showcases your specialty (broadcast, print, photo, design). #PABJ
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 14:20:48
  43. Share
    part of my presentation today @ #pabj digital training derived from Michelle Johnson’s presentation at #NABJ11 on building a WordPress site
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 16:57:03
  44. Share
    Journo websites should have at least: resume, about, works samples, contact info, social media feeds (Twitter/FB/blog). #pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 17:16:28
  45. Share
    Learning about making a website using WordPress @pabj multimedia training. Been a really productive set of workshops today.#pabj
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 14:18:50
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    Learned a lot today from attending the #PABJ multimedia workshop. a lot of great insight to social media way explained.
    Sat, Mar 03 2012 16:38:54

Storify: HABJ Mentor Breakfast

The Houston Association of Black Journalists recently hosted a mentor breakfast where  local college students engaged with media professionals and discussed the evolving world of journalism. Social Media Correspondent Ameena Rasheed reported live from the event using Storify.

  1. @HoustonABJ will be hosting a Student Mentor Breakfast this Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the @HoustonChron. #TwitterNewsChat
    November 10, 2011 5:34:54 PM EST
  2. We will be reporting live from the event through various social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, UStream and more.
    November 11, 2011 6:44:40 PM EST
  3. The Social Media Correspondents (@smcorrespondent) use multiple social media platforms to report on pertinent issues. We tell stories dynamically using a myriad of social and multimedia platforms. We are especially interested in telling under told stories in under-served communities.
  4. @smcorrespondent will cover @HoustonABJ’s Mentor Breakfast at the @HoustonChron tomorrow. #TwitterNewsChat
    November 11, 2011 10:47:49 AM EST
  5. The SMC team (l-r) Sara Phipps-Carr, Serbino Sandifer-Walker, Erik Granados and Ameena Rasheed.
  6. November 12, 2011 6:42:48 AM EST
  7. Cindy George, NABJ Parliamentarian and health reporter for the Houston Chronicle, mentions some of the prominent Houston media professionals that will be in attendance.
  8. HABJ Student Mentorship Breakfast speakers include @cindylgeorge @gnormanKHOU @isiahcarey1 @JeromeSolomon @georgehaj t.co/zHN4rqvh
    November 11, 2011 10:19:26 PM EST
  9. HABJ Student Mentorship Breakfast speakers include @NewsWitAttitude @gnormanKHOU @scottbraddock @gilmorecourtney t.co/zHN4rqvh
    November 11, 2011 10:27:30 PM EST
  10. Coming to HABJ Student Mentorship Breakfast: @NewsWitAttitude @gnormanKHOU @scottbraddock @gilmorecourtney @sswalker t.co/zHN4rqvh
    November 11, 2011 10:31:51 PM EST
  11. Students from Texas Southern, Prairie View, University of Houston and HCC were in attendance.
  12. Great place to be this morning at @HoustonABJ @HoustonChron with professional journalists and aspiring journalists!
    November 12, 2011 11:16:48 AM EST
  13. Packed house at the @HoustonABJ Student Mentor Breakfast
    November 12, 2011 11:26:11 AM EST
  14. Great turn out for the HABJ Breakfast!!! http://t.co/EM4JKAa3
    November 30, 2011 8:51:05 PM EST
  15. There were three panel sessions at the breakfast. Students were told pertinent information about the journalism industry. The SMC team captured all of the footage on video.

  16. I’m live on Ustream! Check out my show: t.co/r6QPZgii 10:20 AM CST
    November 12, 2011 11:20:59 AM EST
  17. Happening now! Tune in!RT @erikmichaelg: HABJ Student Mentorship Breakfast | Houston Chroni – smcorrespondents ustream.tv/channel/habj-st… #SMCLIVE
    November 12, 2011 10:37:13 AM EST
  18. First session: “Opportunities for Journalists In A Newspaper Newsroom”
    November 12, 2011 10:38:22 AM EST
  19. #HABJ Student mentorship breakfast with @HoustonChron @JeromeSolomon @GeorgeHaj @cindylgeorge & Nicki Britton t.co/ppNnvAM9
    November 12, 2011 10:40:10 AM EST
  20. November 12, 2011 12:12:33 PM EST
  21. The forum started out with addressing what goes on in a “print newsroom,” but with the emergence of new media all forms journalism are mixing together. Print journalism is evolving with technology.
  22. There is no such thing as a print newsroom these days. – @georgehaj #habj
    November 12, 2011 10:40:06 AM EST
  23. As a student journalist, you need to be enterprising. It shows your passion for the industry and that you know how to do your job well.
  24. “Learn how to write” – Jerome Solomon Houston Chronicle
    November 12, 2011 10:49:26 AM EST
  25. “If you don’t have clips or a blog, I’m not going to hire you,” said @HoustonChron’s George Haj, local news editor. #HABJ #TwitterNewsChat
    November 12, 2011 10:46:12 AM EST
  26. You need to be able to show that you can write. This is a craft you need to show that you know how to work on deadline. – @georgehaj #habj
    November 12, 2011 10:43:04 AM EST
  27. Make urself useful to the media! -#GeorgeHaj
    November 12, 2011 11:16:49 AM EST
  28. “We’re looking for dedication. You’ve gotta want it.” -@NickiBritton on how journalism students can get jobs #habj
    November 12, 2011 10:48:39 AM EST
  29. The road to being a journalist is not an easy one. Many of the panelists discussed some of the sacrifices that will have to be made in order to be successful.
  30. You have to be willing to travel. Your first job won’t be in your hometown. #habj
    November 12, 2011 11:03:57 AM EST
  31. It’s not about the money, it’s about doing what you love. Journalism is a sacrifice. -Crystal Issac #habj
    November 12, 2011 11:30:02 AM EST
  32. One panelist said he earned $16,500 in his first TV job. However, don’t be discouraged. #HABJ #NABJ
    November 12, 2011 11:51:03 AM EST
  33. “You need thick skin if you want to be a journalist,” said Crystal Issac, KTRK-TV associate producer. #HABJ #NABJ #TwitterNewsChat
    November 12, 2011 11:45:36 AM EST
  34. Nicki Britton of the Houston Chronicle gave tips for pitching story ideas to journalists.
  35. @NickiBritton says send a strong story idea, pitch your ideas. Don’t ask, be enterprising, find a great story. #HABJ #NABJ #TwitterNewsChat
    November 12, 2011 11:16:42 AM EST
  36. November 12, 2011 6:59:24 PM EST
  37. Mary Benton (left) and Sherea Cary (right). Picture courtesy of http://carey2.blogspot.com.
  38. November 12, 2011 6:59:41 PM EST
  39. Todd Smith (left) and Bridgett Joe (right). Picture courtesy of http://carey2.blogspot.com.
  40. November 2, 2011 12:18:00 AM EDT
  41. Next panel: “The Changing Landscape of Broadcast Media”
    November 12, 2011 11:19:55 AM EST
  42. Sharing knowledge with the journalists of the future. @isiahcarey1 @scottbraddock Gene Norman/11 & Crystal Issac/13 t.co/ilCIbFqM
    November 12, 2011 11:26:03 AM EST
  43. November 12, 2011 6:42:41 AM EST
  44. The panelists gave tips on becoming better reporters.
  45. “You are always a Journalist. You are always working and find stories even when you aren’t looking ” @JeromeSolomon #StudentMentorship
    November 12, 2011 10:56:19 AM EST
  46. Be a sponge. Learn everything. Don’t have a chip on your soldier. – @gnormanKHOU #habj
    November 12, 2011 11:24:53 AM EST
  47. Become indispensable. Learn to adapt quickly to change. – @gnormanKHOU #habj
    November 12, 2011 11:34:05 AM EST
  48. “Focus on the content of what you’re reporting on and not so much on the platform,” says Scott Braddock. #habj
    November 12, 2011 11:38:08 AM EST
  49. You aren’t working for company that issues your check, you work for you. Great advice! @amahouston @scottbraddock
    November 12, 2011 11:53:33 AM EST
  50. Truly believe in yourself and what you’re doing. Follow your heart and continue to push on. #habj
    November 12, 2011 11:55:10 AM EST
  51. @KHOU’s Gene Norman said the late Marvin Zindler told him he was “going to be alright.” Surround yourself with positive people. #HABJ
    November 12, 2011 11:36:19 AM EST
  52. “You are always a Journalist. You are always working and find stories even when you aren’t looking ” @JeromeSolomon #StudentMentorship
    November 12, 2011 10:56:19 AM EST
  53. “It’s the willingness to say yes to everything,” said Jerome Solomon. He’s speaking on how to make your mark as a journalist. #HABJ
    November 12, 2011 10:58:40 AM EST
  54. Award-winning investigative reporter Demond Fernandez who joined KTRK in May 2011 gave valuable advice to young journalists.
  55. The SMC team used a myriad of tools to cover the event.
  56. Loving what the @smcorrespondent (s) are doing at #HABJ Student Mentorship Breakfast…sharing the news as it happens!
    November 12, 2011 11:08:32 AM EST
  57. “@sswalker: @AmeenaRasheed is covering #HABJ mentor session live. She’s using her mobile and iPad. #HABJ #NABJ t.co/RpAioemF
    November 12, 2011 11:43:47 AM EST
  58. November 12, 2011 4:57:30 AM EST
  59. Social media correspondent @erikmichaelg uses mobile to cover #HABJ mentor session @HoustonChron. #TwitterNewschat t.co/qh6dMXMf
    November 12, 2011 10:58:02 AM EST
  60. November 10, 2011 2:42:59 PM EST
  61. New panel: “The Important Role of Social Media for Journalists” with @joysewing, @sswalker and @NewsWitAttitude #habj
    November 12, 2011 12:09:40 PM EST
  62. KHOU Digital Media Producer, Nakia Cooper, told students to watch what they post online and build up a marketable brand.
  63. “Control your image,” says @NewsWitAttitude.
    November 12, 2011 12:17:31 PM EST
  64. Social media is about branding yourself! #HABJ
    November 12, 2011 12:13:42 PM EST
  65. Some traditional journalists have a hard time with social networking plans.
  66. “Social media goes against everything you’re taught at a journalist. It puts you in the story.” – @joysewing Fashion Editor at @HoustonChron
    November 12, 2011 12:11:25 PM EST
  67. “We realized people were not coming to our website, they were relying on our Facebook page for news.” – Nakia Cooper from @KHOU
    November 12, 2011 12:04:50 PM EST
  68. You have to come to the public. Go viral and share your information on multiple social media networks. #habj
    November 12, 2011 12:04:34 PM EST
  69. November 12, 2011 12:12:33 PM EST
  70. - @joysewing is now sharing her story about how social media leveraged her interview with Miss Tina and Beyonce’s appearance #habj
    November 12, 2011 12:13:14 PM EST
  71. Joy Sewing spoke on how her story on Beyonce’s surprise trip to Houston went viral. It was shared on Facebook 936 times and on Twitter 96 times. The media blitz was all started by one tweet she said. As a journalist for the Houston Chronicle she notes that her job is to get people reading the Chronicle and using social media helps connect with potential readers.
  72. November 13, 2011 7:25:00 PM EST
  73. Houston Chronicle reporters Joy Sewing and Jerome Solomon. Picture courtesy of http://carey2.blogspot.com.
  74. Students were urged to get a mentor to help you guide your way through the industry, but make sure you understand what a mentor actually is.
  75. A mentor relationship is not a social one. Mentors are not friends, they’re here to help you grow professionally. #habj
    November 12, 2011 12:16:45 PM EST
  76. “I’ve had the same mentors for 20 years, they do not look like me and they’re here to help me get to the next level.” – @joysewing
    November 12, 2011 12:15:53 PM EST
  77. Mentorships are not friendship based but building professional relationships.
    November 12, 2011 12:17:04 PM EST
  78. “It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you.” @cindylgeorge #habj
    November 12, 2011 12:49:39 PM EST
  79. November 3, 2011 6:17:00 AM EDT
  80. There was then a breakout session where the students were able to network with industry professionals.
  81. Finally met @AshleyRSmall today!!! :) #HABJ
    November 12, 2011 2:03:13 PM EST
  82. Helping prepare students for the future. The HABJ student breakfast was incredible. Enjoyed listening to all the panelist.
    November 12, 2011 1:24:47 PM EST
  83. RT @Terin_Lynn: Just left the @houstonabj breakfast and it was a major success!! @MaryBenton @sswalker @cindylgeorge @smcorrespondent I had a blast!! #HABJ
    November 12, 2011 1:54:45 PM EST
  84. There was then a question and answer portion where seasoned journalists could further interact with the students.
  85. FOX 26 News reporter and Houston Blogger, Isiah Carey, included some great photos and video included below of the event via his blog: http://carey2.blogspot.com
  86. In the Q&A portion of the @HoustonABJ #StudentMentorshipBreakfast hosted by @HoustonChron! t.co/zN3IRStV
    November 12, 2011 1:07:13 PM EST
  87. November 13, 2011 7:25:00 PM EST
  88. HABJ Mentor Breakfastl: t.co/fVJb0nLe
    November 13, 2011 5:59:11 PM EST
  89. November 12, 2011 6:59:41 PM EST
  90. HABJ MENTOR BREAKFAST IN HOUSTON!
    November 12, 2011 7:00:12 PM EST
  91. The journalism students of Texas Southern University with HABJ President Mary Benton.
  92. November 12, 2011 6:42:17 AM EST

Tumbling Into Tumblr at ONA 2011

The Online News Association conference does this really cool thing — it allows attendees to pick an “unconference” topic on site and they ran them on Saturday. I was happy to see the one I chose — We’ve Got A Tumblr: Now What? — was one of the three winning entries.

We’ve got a Tumblr! Now what?

You’ve convinced your boss that having that blue dashboard open in a browser tab all day should actually be part of your job … and now what? Let’s come together as the proprietors of media Tumblrs to discuss what works, what doesn’t, how we’re using the platform, and what we dream of doing if we just had 2 more hours in the day.
I was interested in this session anyway, but the bonus for me was that the unconference session was co-hosted by Mark Coatney of Tumblr (who was also on my ONA branding panel) and Phoebe Connelly of Yahoo! News.
“Tumblr: An unholy marriage between Twitter and a blog”-@phoebedoris #onatumblr #ona11
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September 24, 2011

Here’s a Tumblr from my friend Jon Ostrower, aka Flightblogger. He’s one of my fellow aviation journalists and avgeeks who travels now the way I did 10 years ago.

FlightBlogger On The Move

Lemon on the level. (Taken with Instagram at Casa Del Popolo) Bins of Legos. NO WAY?! #CanIbe10again? (Taken with Instagram at LEGO Imagination Center) Atlantis’ Gathered Fan Base #sts135 (Taken with instagram) Atlantis: As seen from my iPhone+Binoculars #sts135 (Taken with instagram) A Spaceship waits in the dark.
Monthly: 94 million unique visitors to @tumblr and only 30 million registered users. – @mcoatney #ona11 #onatumblr
rlytle
September 24, 2011
Frustration w. CMS pushed Mark Coatney @mcoatney to experiment with social media. #ona11 #onatumblr
boyreporter
September 24, 2011
.@caitlindewey: Another benefit to Tumblr — one person can do it. You don’t need reporters, developers, etc. So so easy. #onatumblr
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
The average Newsweek reader is 57. Move to Tumblr was attempt to engage younger demographic. Smart! #onatumblr
caitlindewey
September 24, 2011
General Electric has a cool Tumblr that features pictures of its products.Scroll down and check out those beautiful engine pictures!!
General Electric

This blog features the groundbreaking research and technology that GE has been developing since the days of Edison. Follow us here for a look inside our research labs, manufacturing plants, and archives, as we explore 130 years of innovation. @noahk 30 ft up, shooting at our Jenbacher gas #engine plant in Jenbach, Austria.
Tumblr lets you alter the voice of your publication a bit while appealing to new audience. That IS a pretty sick opportunity. #onatumblr
caitlindewey
September 24, 2011
I like that you can quickly get started with a Tumblr with your newsroom content without having to go through painful IT or coding process.  One person can get it up and
How often should news orgs post on Tumblr? At Newsweek, @mcoatney did 5-10/day including curation. #ona11 #onatumblr
jendorroh
September 24, 2011
The web is a conversation, @mcoatney says. Tumblr allows you to take advantage of that in a way a conventional site does not. #onatumblr
caitlindewey
September 24, 2011
People respond to a human voice. Agreed, @CNNMoneyTech is an awesome example: http://t.co/8659Qevz #onatumblr
caitlindewey
September 24, 2011
Tech Tumblr – Technology News – CNNMoney

Most of last week’s Facebook coverage of focused on Timeline and “real-time apps.” Wasn’t till today that we started to realize just what “real-time apps” actually means: Anything you do, on any app you’ve let connect to Facebook, can be broadcast in realtime. Every story you read on Yahoo.
.@boyreporter, always wise: Tumblr’s a great platform for outlets with longer publication cycles. Easy way to repurpose content. #onatumblr
caitlindewey
September 24, 2011
Tumblr good for pull quote or single photo from gallery linking back to main site #ona11 #onatumblr
mjanairo
September 24, 2011
Have you seen @ONA’s tumblr? http://t.co/lU0WAZ1t #ONA11 #onatumblr #ONAunCon
ONAConf
September 24, 2011
ONA Issues

2011 Online Journalism Award winners announced! BBC News, Flipboard, the Los Angeles Times, Zeit Online and the Washington Post were among the news and technology organizations that took top honors. Find the full list here on journalists.org. “This quote comes from Tim Harford, who argues that success is really just a product of failure.
I love #ONA #tumblr! http://t.co/QdZrcc5Y #ONA11 #onatumblr I’m starting to see the possibilities, @phoebedoris, @mcoatney!
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
Check out @phoebedoris’s user engagement #Tumblr project for @yahoo: http://t.co/qmBUoyI5 #onatumblr #ONA11
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Down But Not Out

I have been out of work for two and a half years. After working for AT&T and former AT&T companies for about 17 years in Yellow Page Sales, I was terminated. I was 59 years, 11 months old. I was told that I was terminated because I had a hearing loss.
At @nationalpost, our big breakthru was when our Starbucks graphic start on Tumblr & end up on CNN: http://t.co/radatMrh #onatumblr #ona11
chrisboutet
September 24, 2011
From Tumblr to TV: How our #Starbucks “Trenta” graphic became an online hit | Editors | National Post

This week, the National Post team created a graphic illustrating the size of the new Starbucks “Trenta” cup. In the matter of a day, the graphic went from a post on Tumblr to making an appearance on Anderson Cooper’s CNN show, 360. In our ongoing effort to explore and explain how news spreads, we break…
A favorite #Tumblr discussed: NPR Fresh Air (I love that show): http://t.co/prJUOQbX #ONA11 #onatumblr
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Reblogged from ryancharlesgoodman Followups to our Brad Pitt interview: Poynter looked at Brad’s J-School attendance New York Magazine examines Brad’s eating habits The official font of President Obama’s presidential campaign was Gotham. Everything written on this blog is sung in Comic Sans. Is there a tumblr that collects Tumblrs that have only one post and nothing else?
Tip from @phoebedoris for news orgs: check out Tumblr’s browse-by-subject, and tag posts for subjects hungry for content. #onatumblr. #ona11
jendorroh
September 24, 2011
Plug from the #onatumblr session: If This Then That, a way to automate uploads to various social media platforms http://t.co/bvfZ5dI7 #ona11
cmcloutier
September 24, 2011
We all love If this, then that: http://ifttt.com/ @10000Words on IFTTT: http://ow.ly/6DRYi #ONA11 #onatumblr
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
ifttt / About ifttt

Put the internet to work for you by creating tasks that fit this simple structure: Think of all the things you could do if you were able to define any task as: when something happens (this) then do something else (that). The this part of a task is the Trigger.
Great advice from @phoebedoris take a look at the theme garden, explore how things are laid out, rendered, visualized #ona11 #onatumblr
boyreporter
September 24, 2011
Hey #onatumblr folks here’s a bitly bundle of great tumblrs mentioned in this presentation http://t.co/bnBzy8wd #ona11
boyreporter
September 24, 2011
bitly.com Bundles

9 links in this bundle – Hide PreviewsOrganize Content
Some other great #tumblrs: http://ow.ly/6DSbc tumblr.com/spotlight HuffPost picks: http://ow.ly/6DSdD #ONA11 #onatumblr
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
We accept submissions on @ONA’s tumblr, #photo, #dataviz, #onaissues, etc http://t.co/lU0WAZ1t #ONA11 #onatumblr #ONAunCon
ONAConf
September 24, 2011
Everyone following or at the #onatumblr session, please send me your Tumblr sites! I curate nationalpost.tumblr.com #ona11
PoppedCulture
September 24, 2011

Who Are You? Social Media and Branding

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

If you”re one of the thousands of digital journalists who are establishing brand identities either for yourself or your organization, come learn the tools and best strategies for building a community, carving out a distinct image, and building your authority and reputation without comprising your own or that of the company signing your paycheck.

So, for the second time in a month, I’m on a panel discussing journalists and branding.  You can get 100 journalists in a room to discuss this topic, and they’d have different views on whether it needs to be done, and if so, how. Below is a link to the panel I did in August at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Philadelphia.
Brand You: Creating Your Online Identity

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group Creating your own journalist brand can help differentiate you from the news/blogger crowd as the industry continues to evolve. Having your own brand can also boost your profile at your current job, lead you to your next job or even help you create your own entrepreneurial website or blog.
Please come to the 10:15 #ONA11 panel: Who Are You? Social Media and Branding http://ow.ly/6DHtD #ONA11 #firehose
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
Ben chimes in from Gangreyland… MT @gangrey: If journalists should be a brand, I want to be Hellman’s, or maybe Tony Chachere’s. #firehose
niemanstory
September 24, 2011
MT @gangrey: If journalists should be a brand, I want to be Hellman’s, or maybe Tony Chachere’s. #firehose //Mine? Scorned Woman Hot Sauce!
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
Best guess for #firehose explanation: Trying to keep up with social media is like “drinking from a firehose.” #ona11
JillVanWyke
September 24, 2011
“How many of you actually have your own brand or are working on it?” @benetwilson asks & a lot of us raise hands. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
.@AntDeRosa will be on the Social Media and Branding panel @ONAConf. Follow the discussion #firehose #ONA11
ReutersAgency
September 24, 2011
Could not resist session that sports @antderosa, @benetwilson & Mark Coatney (who was the best thing for & about Newsweek). #ONA11 #firehose
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
mark coatney: my family were cattle ranchers, we actually HAVE a family brand #ona11 #firehose
mpiccorossi
September 24, 2011
@mcoatney: People who say journalists should be seen and not heard are people who are well paid by journalism organizations #ona11 #firehose
OhJProf
September 24, 2011
At #firehose session on personal branding. Fewer than 30 mins in, @mcoatney and @AvWeekBenet have both referenced Weingarten column. #ONA11
jghellum
September 24, 2011
.@Antderosa says @Reuters gives him a lot of leeway to build his own brand, which then brings in more audience to Reuters. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
Using his @tumblr, @AntDeRosa curated a lot of photos and videos from #arabspring. “Big, vibrant community there.” #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
You have to be disciplined & take time away from social media to work on long-form, thoughtful pieces, says @AntDeRosa #firehose #ONA11
niemanstory
September 24, 2011
.@benetwilson is cracking us up with stories of Aviation Week’s blog and Facebook etc. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
Advice from @AntDeRosa re: different social media accounts: keep content unique, many people follow both. #ona11 #firehose
tscurrie
September 24, 2011
Ah, this guy nx to me is a journalism ethics prof. Thinks that social media corrupts news. #ona11 #firehose
theabug
September 24, 2011
.@mcoatney says that the desire to be liked on the web is something journalists have to be aware of. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
What’s the point of building a brand and an audience if you aren’t going to interact with them? #ona11 #firehose
MelroseGibson
September 24, 2011
J-ethics prof from Wash & Lee asks if building online brand leads to not writing about things you’d otherwise write about. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
“A blog is just a platform.” #ONA11 #firehose
MelroseGibson
September 24, 2011
@AvWeekBenet: People are looking for the content, not necessarily where it’s housed. #firehose #ONA11
shanmcf
September 24, 2011
Treat social media as conversation, not a publication. Not just promoting yourself but promoting what you’re interested in. #firehose #ONA11
meganpoinski
September 24, 2011
Question about G+ & the panelists are not jumping on it at all. “It’s not relevant,” one says. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
The digital tools are important, but branding is knowing what makes you unique as a journalist and communicating that. #firehose #ONA11
jghellum
September 24, 2011
Shameless plug for folks in #firehose session: I write brandmeajournalist.com, a blog w/ personal branding tips for journalists. #ONA11
jghellum
September 24, 2011
LOVE this blog!!!@jghellum: I write brandmeajournalist.com, a blog w/ personal branding tips for journalists. #ONA11 #firehose
NABJDigital
September 24, 2011
Digital tools help promote your brand, but your brand is about knowing yourself, having integrity. #Firehose session needs to cover this.
jghellum
September 24, 2011
“I couldn’t do my job if I couldn’t snark on Twitter all day long,” says @AntDeRosa. +100. #firehose #ONA11
SuziSteffen
September 24, 2011
“I couldn’t do my job if I couldn’t snark on Twitter all day long: @AntDeRosa #firehose #ONA11// I would simply cease to exist w/out snark!
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
@hbillings It was weird. We had mix of experts, newbies. Next time, we should delineate better. Thanks for coming to #ONA11 #firehose
benetwilson
September 24, 2011
Takeaways from #firehose: choose platforms that work for you, make them what you want them be. And ‘don’t be an idiot.’ Lol #ona11
LisaWhy
September 24, 2011

NABJDigital Covers the 2011 Knight-Batten Awards

The Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism were created to reward news and information ideas that significantly enhance opportunities for digital engagement.

A Gee-Whiz Day for Journalism Innovations  »  Blogically Thinking  »  Ideas & Innovation  »  J-Lab
Posted on September 8, 2011 | Blogically Thinking A good 120 people braved heavy rains to attend yesterday’s Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism. They were richly rewarded. They saw new engagement ideas, data libraries, plus open-source and social media tools.

I was happy to represent the National Association of Black Journalists’ Digital Journalism Task Force at this year’s awards ceremony, held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.  The awards are overseen by J-Lab.

The bathrooms at the Newseum are decorated with hilarious reporting errors. This one is one of my faves: http://t.co/G5n1YAJ #kb11
acarvin
September 7, 2011

Those recognized for their efforts as honorable mention were:

Biblion | Home
Enter the World of Tomorrow through one of the Library’s richest and most heavily used archival collections: the official corporate records of the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair. The Fair – like the Library – has something for everyone, from technological innovation and classical music, to pop culture and a world dealing with the crises of war and economic hardship.
New Haven Independent — It’s Your Town. Read All About It.
posted: Sep 8, 2011 8:32 am Christina Suggs, 88, of New Haven, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2011. posted: Sep 6, 2011 2:48 pm {media_2Annie Mae Sessions, 98 of New Haven, CT passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Wife of the late Enoch A.
#kb11 Really digging Paul Bass from New Haven Independent. "Journalism-Driven Community" is totally what @BetterBio wants to create! #Swoon
KMBTweets
September 7, 2011
Great collaboration: @newhavenindy and @nbcconnecticut partnered up too do this: http://t.co/Zn7Yge6 #kb11
pergam
September 7, 2011
Wow. Trying to sum up in a tweet how @newhavenindy covered school reform, but it’s too layered. Read about it here: http://ow.ly/6nHaR #kb11
annatauzin
September 7, 2011
Paul Bass from @newhavenindy recommends hiring people who are half your age. They make the magic happen. Yup. #kb11
annatauzin
September 7, 2011
Data journalism and data visualization | News | guardian.co.uk
What’s happening to our high streets? New data shows the impact of the recession Can we find Britain’s laziest MP or Lord? See what the data says This year’s Mercury Prize was won by PJ Harvey, but who has won the award before, and who tops the all-time sales chart?
W/o time to sift thru everything, Guardian made "Investigate Your MPs Expenses" into a kind of game for their users. #engagement :) #kb11
mauramaura
September 7, 2011
Investigate your MP’s expenses
We have 458,832 pages of documents. 28,619 of you have reviewed 224,300 of them. Only 234,532 to go… Please read our privacy policy to find out how we use your data. You must also read our terms of service. By reviewing pages, you are agreeing that you have read the terms of service, and that you agree to them.
Simon Rogers, Guardian: marriage of traditional journ skills w/experts and users. #kb11
michelleminkoff
September 7, 2011
On cue, @burtherman shows that Guardian embedded the Catskills flooding @Storify on our site. That was me, hurricane Irene live blog #kb11
MatthewWells
September 7, 2011
Anyone at #kb11 interested in the Guardian’s @datastore or got any questions, feel free to contact me
smfrogers
September 7, 2011
Bike Accidents – The Bay Citizen
Accidents User-Submitted Reports Hotspots Heat Map Stories Bike Routes One BART director says it’s time to rethink "overreaction" to terrorist attacks Responding to criticisms, leaders say project has broad support and is close to securing final federal funding New policy could improve on-time performance, but increase fare evasion The Bay Citizen 126 Post St., Suite 500 San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 821-8520
Brian Kelley of @TheBayCitizen is up at #kb11. My #NABJDigital profile is here: http://t.co/EFODhKt He speaks on bike accident tracker.
NABJDigital
September 7, 2011
.@TheBayCitizen wanted to provide useful tool to engage community in that data to find things we can’t find. Go beyond social media. #kb11
NABJDigital
September 7, 2011
.@TheBayCitizen used 5 years of bike data for 9 Bay Area counties; use dGoogle Fusion to manage data. No flash bec folks use mobile #KB11
NABJDigital
September 7, 2011

Next up were the $1,000 and $2000 winners:

West Africa Democracy Radio
Rights groups in Guinea have denounced the action of security forces against the inhabitants of a village more than one hundred kilometers south of the capital, Conakry.
Learning about .@Sourcefabric who make open source tools for independent journalism. #kb11
jweb
September 7, 2011
West Africa Democracy Radio’s site is at http://t.co/s5MI6kq and you can find out more about what we do at http://t.co/KW20gDk #kb11
Sourcefabric
September 7, 2011
Thanks to everyone at Knight-Batten awards for all the kind words and interest. Here’s the lowdown on the project! http://ow.ly/6nPjZ #kb11
Sourcefabric
September 7, 2011
Bloomberg Government – Analysis and Research Tools for Government, Politics & Business
Bloomberg Government is the single source for professionals who need to understand the business impacts of government actions so they can work quickly, decisively and effectively. This comprehensive, subscription-based, online tool collects best-in-class data, provides high-end analysis and analytic tools, and delivers deep, reliable, timely and unbiased reporting from a team of more than 2,300 journalists and multimedia specialists worldwide.
Bloomberg Government has a paywall that costs $5700 per person a year. Won’t reveal how many subscribers the company has though. #kb11
MissKristilyn
September 7, 2011
Not as concerned w/how many ppl, but quality of readership. @kensands on Bloomberg Gov. #kb11
michelleminkoff
September 7, 2011
Sands: won’t reveal subscriber numbers, but the response has been very enthusiastic. Price point isn’t shocking for subscribers. #kb11
NABJDigital
September 7, 2011
Another difference between researchers and journalists, according to @kensands: Researchers want to put the lede at the end. #kb11
rkarpel
September 7, 2011
So basically bloomberg gov. has tons and tons of cash. So, at least someone does. #takeaways #kb11
mauramaura
September 7, 2011
Andy Carvin (acarvin) : NPR
Senior Strategist, Social Media Desk About me: Social media guy at NPR; former director of the Digital Divide Network. I also write about education technology for PBS.org.
DJ of the revolutions! @acarvin’s fascinating account at #KB11 of stumbling upon burgeoning Arab Spring, then followed via socmedia
AAdamGlenn
September 7, 2011
.@acarvin: #KB11 Tunisian protestors tweeted to Egyptians after overthrowing Ben Ali: "Tag, you’re it." (Live at http://t.co/pYHLOQ4)
NABJDigital
September 7, 2011
.@acarvin: ‘I tweeted 1400 times the day Mubarak resigned. Maybe I have a problem.’ #kb11
NABJDigital
September 7, 2011
.@acarvin Admitting you have a problem is the first step toward recovery – but please never completely recover! cc @NABJDigital @jweb #kb11
KMBTweets
September 7, 2011
"I have to remind myself to unplug," says @acarvin. His Twitter followers remind him to turn off for awhile, hug the kids. #kb11
NABJDigital
September 7, 2011
The Texas Tribune
How Rick Perry Won The Debate The New Republic | 4 minutes ago Amazon persuades California lawmakers to delay tax collection Sacramento Bee | 27 minutes ago N.H. May Be Perry’s Chance to Deliver Knockout Blow RealClearPolitics | 31 minutes ago Texas wildfires: Is drought the new climate?
Mark Miller, @TexasTribune launched 11/2009. Politics/policy website, stick to that mandate. Is a challenge for traffic generation. #kb11
NABJDigital
September 7, 2011
Forty+ percent of @TexasTribune’s traffic goes to public sector salary DB. #kb11
jweb
September 7, 2011
Interesting data visualization from @TexasTribune on executions under Gov. Rick Perry: http://t.co/iPjeNS5 #kb11
mjenkins
September 7, 2011
A. @TexasTribune still has problems getting data. But govt sees this is data public wants. Challenge giving data in accessible way. #kb11
NABJDigital
September 7, 2011
The $10,000 grand prize winner was Storify.  “In Storify, we see a journalism tool that truly solves a newsroom problem and also inspires others to challenge the way they’ve been telling stories,” said Knight-Batten judge Amy Webb, speaking for the selection panel.
Burt Herman: storify’s mission is to make sense of social media. #kb11
denzelg
September 7, 2011
.@NYTimes used @Storify to get reaction to resignation of Steve Jobs as Apple CEO. http://t.co/UVO1ykW #kb11
NABJDigital
September 7, 2011
If anyone at #kb11 hasn’t used @Storify, better catch up. It’s becoming the standard tool for social curation/storytelling. #1fan
mjenkins
September 7, 2011
What is @storify’s goal, I ask? @burtherman likens it to YouTube, simultaneously a destination for users and a tool for journalists #kb11
MatthewWells
September 7, 2011
Next iteration of @storify? @burtherman says it will be commenting, but in a social vein, with feedback loops galore! #kb11
AAdamGlenn
September 7, 2011
This year’s awards were all about the data.  It gave me great ideas — and inspiration — on how I can use some of these tools in my own journalism.  And you can look for DJTF to have a webinar or two in the next few months on this fascinating topic.
Knight-Batten awards 2011
Entrepreneurial journalist finding meaning in the noise. CEO of Storify, founder of Hacks/Hackers for journalists and technologists Here’s the story of what happened at the Knight-Batten awards for innovations in journalism The event is an annual celebration of journalism, and projects across the entire spectrum have been awarded in the past.