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Check out this excellent exploration of Google:
Television Review – ‘Inside the Mind of Google’ – A Peek Inside Google, Its Methods and Repercussion http://www.nytimes.com The best way to watch “Inside the Mind of Google,” Maria Bartiromo’s report on the Internet giant Thursday on CNBC, is to not watch …

Pamela Cytrynbaumhttp://nyti.ms/6mSkp6Inside a Company That Mistook Itself for a Verb

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A quiz on the personalities and happenings that defined 2009 — from geopolitics and gossip to commerce and celebrity.

The Year in Questions – http://nyti.ms/7pvYIh

Pamela Cytrynbaum Reading: “Facebook Fugitive Taunts Cops with Pictures and Status Updates – Craig lazie lynch – Gawker”( http://twitthis.com/2qshrq )

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Remember how, in Catch Me If You Can, fugitive Leonardo DiCaprio kept calling Detective Tom Hanks to taunt him? Here is a convicted burglar doing the same thing, in real time on Facebook. Should we celebrate or fear him?
Advancingthestory.com is one of the best resources a multimedia/new media/any media person can access. The site offers endless practical lessons, tips, heads-up etc…in all things media. …

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It’s a new year, which means it’s time to make resolutions, take on fresh challenges, learn new things and change our lives for the better. Perhaps you want to

Codes of Ethics for Bloggers and Journalists
In media, many decisions must be made at split-second speed. If we have an ethical framework to use, if we’ve already had these discussions and know our limits, if we’ve explored case studies and learned from our industry’s mistakes, we are in a far stronger position to make good, just, fair, accurate and ethical decisions as these situations arise.
There are numerous conversations going on about how to deepen and strengthen ethics in media. Here are some examples:Cyberjounalist.net: Blogging Code of Ethics
http://www.cyberjournalist.net/news/000215.php

Journalist Code of Ethics
http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp

The Poynter Institute: The Ethics of Posting Mug Shots
http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=101&aid=161525

Ethical Lapses This Year
http://www.spj.org/rrr.asp?ref=77&t=ethics

Ethics Resources and Articles
http://www.spj.org/rr.asp?t=ethics

Hey NMC 301 students:

Check out these sit for “personal branding…” It only sounds painful.
Setting up an online portfolio:
http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/16-review.html

Getting Your Brand ON: Self-Promotion 101
http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/32-issue.html

Writing the Web
http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/

guest post by Tamar Weinberg Social media marketing takes many different forms. In one of its most basic executions, building brand awareness through social media communities and maintaining a presence in the more dominant social networks brings forth happier customers and translates into sales. …
Twitter and beyond in the newsroom and beyond
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o

https://twitter.com/

10,000Words Twitter in Newsrooms and Beyond
http://www.10000words.net/2009/04/beyond-twitterfeed-innovative-uses-of.html

Advancing the Story blog
http://www.advancingthestory.com/2009/03/13/twitter-in-the-newsroom/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpIOClX1jPE&feature=related

Using Twitter in Newsrooms
http://www.notrain-nogain.org/Train/Res/Multi/twit.asp

LA Earthquake chokes cell phones, not Twitter
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10001912-94.html

How Social Media Works in Disasters
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2235617/social_media_is_a_great_way_to_communicate.html

How Twitter Saves Lives in Natural Disasters
http://venturebeat.com/2008/07/29/socal-earthquake-a-powerful-reminder-of-twitters-potential/

Newsrooms use Twitter
http://publishing2.com/2008/10/29/newsrooms-can-grow-twitter-followers-by-using-twitter-for-link-journalism/


In this Poynter Online post, Mallary Jean Tenore explores what the Daily Show is and does. One exam question I always ask students is: Is Jon Stewart a journalist? Cite specific examples to defend your answer. Here’s a heads up for students:
‘Daily Show’ Producers, Writers Say They’re Serious about Media Criticism

Posted by Mallary Jean Tenore at 6:55 AM on Nov. 17, 2009 “Daily Show” producer Ramin Hedayati spends his morning flipping back and forth between the “Today Show” and “The Early Show,” glancing at major news sites and political blogs and reading The New York Times. When he gets into the office, he scans through news shows recorded on the office’s 13 TiVos and looks for glaring inconsistencies, misleading reports and humorous soundbites.

While watching Sean Hannity’s coverage of an anti-health-care-reform rally at the Capitol last week, he knew something wasn’t quite right. “I remember saying to myself …’There couldn’t be a more beautiful day for this rally.’ Then all of a sudden it went to cloudy footage,” said Hedayati. “Hannity used footage from Glenn Beck’s 9/12 rally to make his rally look bigger … We were surprised that no one else caught it.”

Hannity responded last week to the show’s uncovering of the inconsistency, saying the video switch-up was an “inadvertent mistake.”

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I’m an information aggregator, a serial bookmarker. It used to be called hoarding or being a pack rat. Bad habits in real life, in hard copy, are bad habits. Online, they’re cool. For example, in real life, I have a thousand boxes of newspaper articles I wrote in my attic. Just in case. That’s hoarding. Bad. In my online life, I have thousands of links from articles, studies, newscasts, documentaries, etc… all stored on Twitter and on my Facebook page as links and notes. That’s called being a content aggregator. Same habit, different format. Good. There are literally hundreds of electronic ways to store and share information. Digg it. Fark it. Tag it. Stumble on it. Doesn’t matter. It’s all good, as the kids say. In fact, it’s all De.li.cious! Just don’t throw it in a box and toss it in your attic.

So while I would never invite you into my attic to show you the boxes of old newspaper clippings, I thought I’d post a screen’s worth of links and notes from just a few minutes of my day on Facebook. Good or bad? You decide.

Apparently I hoard ideas, too. Here’s a post from July, 2008 on this same topic. Guess I haven’t made too much progress:

In my attic, stacked rather fire-hazardly, are 32 boxes of newspaper clippings. I have at least 10 hard copies of every story I ever wrote with a word count above 600. Just. In. Case. I. Need. It.

For all of my classes I have dozens of file folders full of copies of copies of copies of stories and clips and lists and syllabi and yellowed pages of copy editing symbols. Just. In. Case.

The orchestra of Oregon forests offered a standing ovation when I went techno, figuring the days of my serial tree-killing madess were over. And they are. I put everything online. I Stumble on it. I share it on my Facebook page, on my Google saving-thingy, in my old-fashioned “Favorites” on the toolbar right up top of my screen. I bookmark it. I Del.i.cious it. I copy and paste it onto a Word document and save it to wherever stuff saves when I hit Save. I e-mail myself two copies to both e-mail accounts. I make my husband do the Flash Drive thing and so it’s all saved on that teeny little wrench thing I put in my pjs drawer.

While it may be true I’m saving trees, I remain a pack rat, a horder. I told this to Jon Dorbolo, the technology in education guru at Oregon State who introduced me to Blackboard and blogs and Shares, oh my. I confessed my repetitive saving/sharing disorder. He’s also a Philosphy prof, so of course he scratched his forehead and said there’s ALREADY A STUDY ABOUT THIS PHENOMENON!!!!

New Media. Old News.

Now here are some of the links I’m hoarding (aka bookmarking):

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Advancingthestory.com is one of the best resources a multimedia/new media/any media person can access. The site offers endless practical lessons, tips, heads-up etc…in all things media. In this post, Deb Wenger offers a new twist in the old  ‘year in review’ piece by aggregating (used to be called ‘compiling’) a list of the ‘most trafficked posts’ for their blog of the year. The list is great because a) it’s a great list of must-reads; and b) it offers insight into the transformation/revolution heaving through media (used to be called ‘journalism.’)

What journalists wanted to know in 2009

Posted on December 31st, 2009 by Deb Wenger

OK, I may be taking a little poetic license with the headline, but I thought while every news organization in the country was doing “year in review” stories, Advancing the Story should, too.  So, in case you missed any of them, here are the most trafficked posts for our blog this year.