May 15th, 2009
A lot has happened in the social media/journalism world lately. Here’s some stuff you should read:
First, a quick history lesson by Robert Niles over at OJR. His post, “How a 1995 court case kept the newspaper industry from competing online,” is a great summary of the Stratton Oakmont v. Prodigy court case. He also notes the failure to engage the audience online is not the only factor in the news industry’s decline. I like to think it’s a major one.
Want to get your story re-Tweeted? Here’s how.
Which news organizations are making money in the economic downturn? Mark Briggs from Journalism 2.0 says local publications seem to be doing just fine.
How many chores does your social media involvement add? Chris Brogan tells you here.
Speaking of Twitter, here’s an older story about Glam Media selling a sponsorship on a moderated Twitter feed.
Several months back, I posted the reasons I usually give journalists to get started on StumbleUpon. Jessica Gottlieb, a noted mommy blogger, posts this step-by-step guide to getting started.
A controversial article by Robert Picard on why he thinks journalists deserve a low salary. I can’t say I agree, but I can see his side.
And probably the best read of the week: Steve Buttry at Gazette Communications details his plan for Complete Community Connection, or C3.
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