For those of you keeping score, I started blogging, more or less, when I started graduate school at San Jose State University back in early 2005.
As of Monday, April 6, 2009, I’m finished with my M.S. in Mass Communications at SJSU’s School of Journalism & Mass Communications, after turning in my project report and presenting my findings to the department and my peers in the program.
ReportingOn, my Knight News Challenge project, did double duty as my Master’s project, and the scope I presented in my report covers the first iteration of ReportingOn, through Feb. 1, 2009 or so, when the development of the next version began.
When I have some time (ha!), I’ll put a screencast equivalent of Monday night’s presentation up here, although it will be harder to get across all the good and important questions that the faculty and students asked.
Congratulations to all my friends and peers at SJSU who presented their research on Monday, and of course, to all my friends from MCOM 210, 250, 270, 290, and 295 — you know who you are.
Meanwhile, development of the next phase of ReportingOn continues. I’ll have more news about it soon.
There’s a good graph here comparing the adoption of different technologies. Useful for presentations, school-related stuff. via kottke. (sidenote: the graphic credits Nicholas Felton, of amusing Annual Report lore.)
Consumption spreads faster today – The New York Times
From the message I sent to members of the What Are You Reporting On? Facebook group yesterday:
The initial, humble little piece of integration with Twitter is live now at www.reportingon.com.
If you look at the right side of the page there, you’ll see a list of all the recent tweets sent to @reportingon. If you have a Twitter ID, try it out by posting a message like “@reportingon working on a review of There Will Be Blood.”
Your message will show up at reportingon.com.
I’m working on ways to let you subscribe to all those replies by RSS or Twitter.
Thanks for participating – I hope to see you all making connections with other reporters at reportingon.com.
If you don’t have a Twitter account yet, sign up for free at www.twitter.com.
The next step will be a site with groups where you can share your strategies and sources for working your beats with peers at other news organizations, in other towns and around the world.
I’m going to leave it at that for the moment.
In the immediate future, I’m still working on:
- Using the Twitter API to get this done instead of piggybacking on existing services that use the API themselves.
- Pushing the @reportingon tweets back out to users following ReportingOn, which in turn would make it easy to…
- Push @reportingon tweets out by RSS
Please feel free to add your feedback here, in the comment thread at reportingon.com, or e-mail me about it at email@example.com.
Might as well, eh?
In no particular order…
- Play guitar at least once a week. I picked it up today, and a simple three-chord tune was seriously taxing my fingertips. That just ain’t right. And I haven’t had the ‘I bartend and cut acidic fruit all day’ excuse for more than two years now.
- Start stretching again. As simple as getting on the floor and doing it before I sit down at my desk in the morning.
- Graduate. I’m moving relatively quickly to put together a project proposal for ReportingOn.com. If you hit that link, by the way, you’ll see a basic landing page with some space to add your feedback to the project. Soon, I’ll figure out how to properly use the Twitter API to pull the feed of replies to @reportingon and display them on that page.
I’ll be realistic and stop at three.
This would be one for the unfinished thesis: Tribune Co.’s Spanish language news site launches a blog about immigration, in Spanish. Good stuff.
Hoyinternet.com | Blogs
“…struggling with issues of “clarifying” and “routinizing” the innovative technology as amplified by Rogers1 in his exploration of the innovation process…”
WJMCR 10 (May 2007): “Newspapers and Their Online Editions: Factors that Influence Successful Integration”
I think there’s three choices: Blog, host local blogs, or aggregate local blogs. None need be exclusive of the others.
Should Newspapers Become Local Blog Networks? – Publishing 2.0
I had better finish that thesis of mine right quick before too many people get their research out…
Why Newspapers Added Blogs: A Case for Change – web.aan.org