A series of highly valuable posts by a young European student journalist bent on redesigning the way we build our news sites.
Excellent tutorial from Daniel Sato on using Google’s My Maps to build interactive maps with style.
I first heard Rob Curley talk about this issue at SND ’08 in Vegas, when they were just starting to A/B test the ugly list of stories to see what it would do for traffic numbers. Take a look at this progress report to find out how the Sun’s homepage strategy has evolved.
In search of online news metrics that matter: “More meaningful metrics would translate visitor interest, disinterest and loyalty into numbers that can be viewed as a whole and within the context of particular site content types, classifications or products…”
Kurt Greenbaum rounds up 7 reader comment guideline notes.
Really, really, really interesting notes that relate to how a news organization might invite readers to annotate stories with a particular Flickr tag without opening up a stream to false positives.
Steve Yelvington’s further notes on training news staffers on Drupal-as-news-CMS.
It’s a Ning network for wired journalists, en Español. “Internet no muerde” = The Internet doesn’t bite. 🙂
A gorgeous newspaper.com homepage. They lead with video, follow it with a brilliant breaking news grid that rotates through a variety of sections, then the reader finds themselves in front of a console of information, from soccer schedules (mapped) to stock markets.