Items that recently have caught my attention

Reading The Top 10 Stories You Missed in 2009 Published at Foreign Policy on December 14, 2009. Global warming, international relations, Iraq, Chechnya, and more — but not the headlines you were expecting. An important year-end list from Foreign Policy magazine, spotted via kottke.org. From a naval alliance that could shift the military balance of […]

Crucial reading on the evolution of news, as it stands today

I feel like this summer has been sort of a rolling watershed moment in the Present of News, if not necessarily the Future of it. (Yes, yes, the lowercase present is always becoming the lowercase future, but I’m talking about the supposed collective vision for the Future of News that, well, usually gets held up […]

Further notes on objectivity, transparency, and links

When I met David Weinberger in person last month at his Harvard talk with Doc Searls and Jonathan Zittrain about Cluetrain, I told him something along the lines of “I’ve been enjoying your blog for as long as I’ve been reading blogs.”  And that’s true. I’ve been reading Weinberger, and — probably more interesting to […]

Notes, links, and recent entanglements

A bulleted list of things that have caught my eye over the past few days, or things I’ve been involved in, or things I’d like to be involved in… Pat Thornton interviewed me for the BeatBlogging podcast.  We talked about ReportingOn, what it could become, and (more important) what it could spawn if there are […]

How I share: A tour of my personal linking behavior

Things you may have noticed about me in recent days, weeks, months, or years: I don’t write blog posts as often as I used to. I share links all over the place, and I have for a long time now. I have a new job that involves a lot of thinking about best practices for […]

Onward: My new job at Publish2

I am extremely excited to let you know that I’m starting a new job on Monday, as Director of News Innovation at Publish2.  I’ll be working for Scott Karp, who I’ve been following since I started blogging back in 2005, and with a team of top-notch online news thinkers, evangelists, and developers. What does a […]

Sometimes, robots just aren’t enough

TechMeme adds a human editor to make adjustments when the algorithm fails: “Any competent developer who tries to automate the selection of news headlines will inevitably discover that this approach always comes up a bit short. Automation does indeed bring a lot to the table — humans can’t possibly discover and organize news as fast […]

Sunday morning links: Data, DocumentCloud, and the Obama Bounce for news

A few things I haven’t had time yet to dig deeper on, but maybe you will: Eric Ulken offers of 10 pieces of advice at OJR, based on his experience building the data desk at the LA Times: “4. Go off the reservation: No matter how good your IT department is, their priorities are unlikely […]