In “A new journalism experiment: Source blocks” , bookmarked by Adrian Monck (aka amonck), Ian Lamont says that he has been “conducting an experiment on The Industry Standard since late October. After each story that I write, I add a short block of text that identifies all of the sources I used to conduct research.”
The idea is similar to my idea to “link to everything twice,” only without the hyperlinks. Lamont makes a good point that amount of work required to add links might hamper the adoption of his idea by many journalists.
What do you think? Do web “source blocks” need to link to the cited sources? Leave your comments below.
Now on to today’s unorganized list of links tagged by members of my delicious.com network on November 20.:
- Can iTunes Save Newspapers? (from amonck) – “Charging for content would make newspapers profitable,” says New York Times science reporter Kenneth Chang. The headline refers to Chang’s idea to “charge for copies the same way iTunes charges for songs”
- Guardian.co.uk breaks 25m unique users in October figures (from slouch) – “Guardian.co.uk was the most popular UK newspaper website in terms of unique user/browsers in October, according to the latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations Electronic (ABCe).”
- Buyout-Depleted ‘Star-Ledger’ Reassigns Two Journos – To Mailroom (from jxmitchell) – “When a newspaper cuts its staff, those who remain in the depleted newsroom become valuable. But as The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. slowly says farewell to 151 newsroom folks who took buyouts last month, at least two longtime journalists have been reassigned to the mailroom.”
- Nieman Journalism Lab (from billgaffney) – “A collaborative attempt to figure out how quality journalism can survive and thrive in the Internet age”
- The Next Newsroom Proposal is complete! (from reinventing) – 18 months work to reinvent the college newsroom at Duke.
- David Poulson: State will lose if news ‘infrastructure’ crumbles (from agahran) – “But the loss of professional news-gatherers, prompted by technological upheaval and a poor economy, painfully harms Michigan’s welfare. The consequences are overlooked because newspapers are lousy at reporting on themselves.”
- The online FT should be pink with embarrassment over its redesign (from denoted) – “There is no excuse for this loss of nerve and trust in its readership, but there are, perhaps, some explanations. They are very disheartening.”
- Roy Greenslade: Newspapers will close as regional publishing crisis deepens (from slouch) – “The more likely scenario, given the overall problems for newsprint, is the disappearance altogether of many papers. So there won’t be any businesses for anyone to buy.”
- Letting Go: It’s time to rethink journalistic competition (from kiyoshimartinez) – “As newsroom resources continue to contract … producing a broad, deep, and authoritative news report day in and day out may in some cases require that news operations join forces.
- Society of Editors 08: Michael Rosenblum (from kiyoshimartinez) – Delicious note from Kiyoshi Martinez: Three-part video of the video visionary’s presentation. Lots of good idea, but I disagree with his opinions on Huffington Post and Current TV — neither are profitable.
- To YouTube or Not To YouTube? (from paulb) – “Newspapers are torn. On one hand, newspaper editors want to bring viewers on to the newspaper’s Web site to increase video traffic and ad revenue. On the other hand, newspapers need to build their brand and reach out to potential viewers who are elsewhere on the Web.”
- Newspapers on YouTube: Interactive Map and Chart (from paulb) – Updated on Nov. 10
- Internet cut in Myanmar, blogger presses on (from paulb) – “[P]eople can still take pictures and videos with cell phones and send them to the outside world.”
- Six Profitable Blogs (from paulb) – Ad revenue is mentioned as one source for most of the blogs listed, but most are also making money by consulting and even “three months of blogging services to the highest bidder.”
- Reuters chief David Schlesinger: ‘It’s the end of the world – but I feel fine’ (from noodlepie) – Quality journalism will survive the economic downturn and there are still plenty of reasons to be cheerful about the industry, according to Reuters News editor-in-chief David Schlesinger.
- CJR: New Media, New Opportunities (from kristilo) – “Although cynics like to say that the craft is a dead end for both young reporters and veteran writers alike, I think it’s an exciting time to be a journalist.”
- 9/11: Birth of the Blog (from paulb) – Many bloggers strayed from their normal writing beats to produce a rolling news service comprising links to materials and tidbits gathered by friends. Dave Winer, author of one of the earliest and most popular weblogs, Scripting News, used his site to post one-line news flashes, New York webcam stills and links to witness accounts.
- Intelliseek’s BlogPulse || Tsunami Crisis (from paulb) – While most blogs are text-heavy, the tsunami spurred a spike in blogs featuring videos, especially home videos or on-the-scene videos shot by eyewitnesses, tourists and residents who experienced the tsunami firsthand.
- Evolution of LinkedIn story – BusinessWeek (from janelleo) – “There are at least two things that are fundamentally changing how we do our journalism jobs.”
- Society for New Communications Research Honors Award Winners – Publishes New Case Studies (from agow)