Today’s Newark Star-Ledger centerpiece story runs without a headline. Intentionally: Charles Apple notes a piece of engaging print design on the front page. It’s a seemingly banal photograph with three grafs of text above it that draw the reader in, revealing at their close the backstory of the image. It works well.
From @-reply triage to journalistic meme-tracking: How NPR may scale Andy Carvin’s Twitter curation: How do you take @acarvin’s methods (I think the tools already exist) and build them into a news organization’s social media production workflow?
Social media + art + journalism = The courtroom-tweet-sketch: An expected outcome of courtroom tweeting. Would love to see coverage of the Supreme Court along these lines, with NPR’s Nina Totenberg narrating a daily video wrap-up consisting of tweeted sketches and motion graphic quotes.
The weatherman tweets: How James Spann sparked a social news phenomenon. Excellent use of social media to get news out through any available channel in a storm. Gives me flashbacks to listening to Bryan Norcross on the radio during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 after the power went out.
Is This the World’s Best Twitter Account? Craig Silverman talks with Andy Carvin about covering revolution from afar, performing atomized acts of journalism to connect individual tweets to sourcing, evidence, witnesses, and narrative.
Solid notes on the evolution of the beat: A set of slides from Matt Thompson on the shift from “Stories to Streams.” Included: A briefly imagined alternate history of how the Enron story might break in 2011. You should follow Matt on Twitter.
Wikileaks and The New York Times: Wade Keller confirms what I, for one, suspected about the relationship between the two. Assange was (mostly) treated as a source of data, but as with all sources, it’s a complicated relationship.