News Leadership 3.0

December 05, 2008

Weekend reading

Links: Crowdsourcing, story sharing, linking and tips for new media newbies

Resource-strapped news organizations must get smarter about how they use their resources:
- Daniel Victor looks at how newsrooms can get help from the crowd (sources) in “Crowdsourcing can lead newspapers through buyout blues
- McClatchy and The Christian Science Monitor share stories.
- Three South Florida newspapers experiment with sharing stories, including student work. (Link via Poynter Online.)

Mark Luckie at 10000words offers “What is…?” a guide for new media novices, complete with a pdf you can hand out in your newsroom and links to more good stuff for newbies.

Matt Thompson at Newsless.org offers a good discussion of the challenges of engaging comments on news sites along with some suggested solutions.

Nieman Journalism Lab offers a take on the scarcity of outward links from stories on major newspaper sites—and the notable exception of columnist Frank Rich.

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