journalism

To Fight Fake News, Broaden Your Social Circle

To Fight Fake News, Broaden Your Social Circle

There’s reason for hope in the fight against fake news. The latest social science research suggests a path forward — and this story maps out how we can start pursuing that path today.

Why I’m happy to pay for the New York Times

Why I’m happy to pay for the New York Times

My latest blog post for the Harvard Business Review is a celebration of the New York Times’ new paywall. OK, maybe not a celebration of the paywall itself, but a celebration of the decision to alpha test the paywall on Canadian readers. This news gave me the...
Social media for journalists: 10 essential tools

Social media for journalists: 10 essential tools

This is the final post in a series, Social media for journalists. We all know that social media is transforming the broadcast and publishing businesses. But social media offers journalists at as many useful opportunities as challenges. This week, I’ve...
Social media for journalists: 9 feeds for your iGoogle dashboard

Social media for journalists: 9 feeds for your iGoogle dashboard

This blog post is the 3rd in a series, Social Media for Journalists. As a journalist, you depend on timely access to the lastest news…including the online murmurings that aren’t news yet, but could be the source of your next great story. You need a way to...

Social media for journalists: 10 ways to use Evernote

If social media is rewriting the rules of field after field, then publishing may be the field where its impact has been most immediate..and often, most painful. Yesterday, Chris Kenneally of the Copyright Clearance Centre posted an interview with me about this very...
10 tips on how to make a great iPad app (live blog)

10 tips on how to make a great iPad app (live blog)

I’m live blogging the news app demonstrations at Hacks/Hackers Unite, where we are seeing a variety of interesting applications for news gathering and delivery. Just as interesting, we’re hearing the panel of judges reflect on what makes a compelling app,...

Demo apps for iPad news (live blog)

I’m at Hacks Hackers Unite, where a group of eighty journalists (“hacks”) and software developers (“hackers”) have spent the weekend building demo apps that show the possibilities for news gathering and delivery on the iPad. You...
How Social Media Is Changing Olympic Coverage

How Social Media Is Changing Olympic Coverage

Plenty of locals in Vancouver are stymied in their efforts to decipher just what the protesters want; or more precisely, what it would take to satisfy them.
—Jonathon Narvey

Game play can help grow a community, offer positive mentorship,…