Wednesday night, I’ll be speaking with Steve Sloan’s New Media class at San Jose State University.
I’m planning to show off some of the best of your work.
I’m looking for online news sites and projects that stray from the traditional definition of news.
I’m assuming these journalism students get enough Gloom & Doom handwringers from other sources, and I have no intention of discouraging anybody from getting into this business, which needs all the help it can get.
So, here’s a list of links. Add your favorites in the comments.
- Politifact – St. Petersburg Times & Congressional Quarterly
- Everyblock – Knight News Challenge project
- Flight Delays – Las Vegas Sun
- Marketplace – LJWorld
- City Room – NYTimes
- Election headlines – KnoxNews & Publish2
- Beatblogging – NewAssignment.net & various news organizations
I’m really just scratching the surface here, and notably absent are any multimedia tools and examples. Add your favorites in the comments.
14 thoughts on “Links that redefine news”
And lets not forget Mobile Marketplace 🙂
Now I can’t stop…
Check out http://www.blognetnews.com/california
A little bit of self-promotion but here’s a Google Maps mashup of a columnist’s front-page story on calls to remove Interstate 81 through downtown Syracuse, plus the comments that ensued in his blog, plus a grad student’s thesis, plus even a Usenet group’s responses.
@Nathan – That’s just sick. I totally read your comment in the car and hit the link on my phone. It’s beautiful.
@Tim – TPM looms huge, especially after winning what it did today.
@Brian – That’s an awesome way to put those comments together, and reminds me to show off some map mashups, too.
Here’s the Bakersfield Californian pothole map.
For the internationally minded:
Just to show that global and hyperlocal aren’t mutually exclusive. Not by a long shot.
@chris – Awesome. I’ve been a big Global Voices fan since I started blogging.
What about Maplight? http://www.maplight.org
The user interface could be better, but I like the idea of bringing together campaign contributions and voting records.
If it helps, I’ve been compiling examples of different aspects of new media in my delicious bookmarks here:
I use these when I do classes and presentations, and some of the categories will probably be a bit cryptic to you. But here’s the section on examples of multimedia storytelling:
Good luck with your talk.
I’ve worked on a couple of map-based projects with WNYC in New York.
One about inventor Nikola Tesla, who spent most of his life in the city, incorporates photos, audio and video.
The other was part of a larger online and broadcast celebration of Lunar New Year in New York.
One of my own favourites from the UK – a live mashup of bus timetables and Google Maps
The Lawrence Journal-World, including the Marketplace, just cleaned up at the NAA Digital Edge Awards: