Read-and-tweet journalism links and opportunities for Mar. 14

These are links to select web pages recently bookmarked by members of my delicious.com network — and some opportunities inspired by those pages. Read the posts and then share them on Twitter by clicking on the “tweet” links:

  • Why won’t news sites link? (from martinstabe) – Tim Windsor uses one story to show how news articles often fail to include links. Opportunity: Propose a linking policy for your newsroom. [read and tweet]
  • How to give value even to the expert reader when rehashing an old story (from martinstabe) – Kristine Lowe calls “this practice of omitting links to sources comes across as increasingly bizarre and dishonest.” Opportunity: Don’t be perceived as dishonest; link to you sources and/or start a conversation to make source-linking policy at your organization. [read and tweet]
  • Almighty Link semacodeHow Semacode Works, Why It’s Important for News Organizations (from ksablan) – Barbara Iverson describes visually-encrypted “URL grids” that can be photographed and used to navigate to web pages. Opportunity: As Iverson suggests, create a visual tag and play with it now “to gain the understanding you’ll need to make it work for you later.” [read and tweet]
  • Talk to The Times: Martin A. Nisenholtz (from jlinabary) – Three of the questions readers asked The Times on Friday mentioned ideas about linking. Opportunity: Follow this series of question and answers to read about the concerns of online news readers and how The Gray Lady is addressing them. [read and tweet]

Read-and-tweet journalism links and opportunities for Mar. 8

These are links to select web pages recently bookmarked by members of my delicious.com network — and some opportunities inspired by those pages. Read the posts and then share them on Twitter by clicking on the “tweet” links:

  • Roles change as The Gazette changes (from currybet) – One arm of reorganized Gazette papers will develop content from pro journalists and community, publish unedited ‘digitally.’ Opportunity: Follow this lead and find a way to incorporate community content into all of your posts and stories. [read and tweet]
  • BackTweets (from ptd) – The people behind BackType have created BackTweets, a search engine for Twitter links. It even searches SHORTENED URLs. Opportunity: Use this new service to find popular links related to the topic you cover. [read and tweet]
  • Why nobody clicks on your home page links (from florcoelho) – Howard Owens says that people go to newspaper home pages not to find stories to read, but to “harvest headlines.” Opportunity: Use analytics tools to find out how visitors use your site, and do what you can to make it easier for them to get information quickly. [read and tweet]

Read-and-tweet journalism links and opportunities for Mar. 3

These are links to select web pages recently bookmarked by members of my delicious.com network — and some opportunities inspired by those pages. Read the posts and then share them on Twitter by clicking on the “tweet” links:

Read-and-tweet journalism links and opportunities for Mar. 1

These are links to select web pages recently bookmarked by members of my
delicious.com network — and some opportunities inspired by those pages. Read the posts and then share them on Twitter by clicking on the “tweet” links:

  • Four Types of Online Aggregation (from martinstabe) – Howard Owens describes four kinds of online aggregators gain an audience by sending people away [read and tweet]
  • How Journalists Can Leverage Social Media (from ksablan) – Jason Falls says “You’re a journalist. Your content is going to be valued at a higher level because of your training.” Opportunity: Read and practice Falls’ tips on how journalists can leverage social media to “increase the impact of their work and promote it to larger audiences.” [read and tweet]
  • My shot heard around world (from currybet) – Columnist takes on response by bloggers, fails to link to own column and referenced blogs. Opportunity: Do your readers a favor and link to any web pages or sites that you mention in your articles and blog posts. [read and tweet]

In case you read that last one, here are links that you might find helpful: