June 2008

Cool conversation on this important subject.


@Future of Journalism: How the internet has changed my journalism

Four Guardian contributors discuss their debt to the net

How does the internet change what we do? What are the challenges and opportunities on offer to journalists who use multimedia? The latest in a series of internal Guardian News & Media events featured a panel discussion on these topics featuring Guardian contributors.


In my swan dive into New Media blogs I’ve discovered a crucial concept I’m eager to share with my students.

WARNING: The site you will enter contains harsh language that may offend some. And inspire others. (No lifeguard, folks, so swim at your own risk.)


I came upon this. What is it?



Great post on the use of video cameras in newsrooms:


More talk about New Media in newsrooms


Chet Rhodes talks about Washington Post video

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (10:12 am)
The reporters in the print newsroom are integrating video shooting into their normal, everyday storytelling, Chet says.

Ask any of my students who paid even the vaguest attention to anything we discussed in class what I think of Wikipedia as a news source and you’ll hear the same thing:

Said while eyes roll:

“Pam insists we should think of Wikipedia as a creepy guy whispering you a news tip in a dark parking garage. It could be amazing. It could be crap. Either way, you have to check it out and corroborate it with respectable sources. Or else.”

That was before this:

I was Googling myself recently when I came upon an astonishing find: I’m in Wikipedia!!!!! I have no idea how this happened. Believe me, if I’d written it myself it would be about 25,000 words complete with my wedding photos because well, I was GORGEOUS!!!! at my wedding. I’m terribly tempted to edit it but I don’t know how and it seems pathetic somehow. Do people do that? Edit their own entries? It made me feel so famous and popular to know that somebody thought my little life and career merited a Wikipedia entry.

Is it correct? For what it says, yes. It’s missing huge sections of my life, like the last 10 years and most of the newspapers I’ve worked for and the places I’ve taught, but hey, let’s not be too harsh. Wikipedia is obviously an incredibly important source of information chronicling the real movers and shakers and, you know, the popular kids!!!!!! Anybody who is ANYBODY is in there.

Seriously, does anybody know how I get my wedding photo on there???


Pamela Cytrynbaum

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Pamela Cytrynbaum
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Born 1966
Occupation Journalist; instructor in journalism
Notable credit(s) The New York Times, The Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune

Pamela Cytrynbaum (born 1966[citation needed]) is an American journalist and instructor in journalism. She is currently on the staff of Northwestern University‘s Medill School of Journalism, of which she is a 1988 alumna.

Cytrynbaum has been a reporter or freelancer for The New York Times,[1][2][3] The Miami Herald and the Chicago Tribune.

She began teaching at the University of Oregon in 1997.

[edit] Family

Cytrynbaum is married with children.

[edit] References

  1. ^ “What’s New in Gun Manufacturing”, The New York Times, 2 April 1989.
  2. ^ “BLACKBOARD: Getting an M.B.A. on the Fly Via Cable TV”, The New York Times, April 9, 1989.
  3. ^ “A Bronx Youth Finds A Fresh Air ‘Brother'”, The New York Times, May 14, 1989.

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