Blog about arts management and journalism. From Lisbon, Portugal.
"Foi só os deputados se queixarem um pouquinho que a Facisc voltou atrás e suspendeu o Deputadômetro. Lançado ontem, o site “para acompanhar o trabalho dos deputados estaduais de Santa Catarina” sofreu críticas dos parlamentares e teve seu ranking da atuação dos políticos suspenso. Entre no site e veja tudo parado e leia a nota oficial da Facisc. Uma pena! Uma iniciativa que parecia arrojada, corajosa e interessante se revela um projeto medroso."
"The day after my article ran, I got an email from Owen Thomas titled, “Not sure I agree with you about a lack of journalism jobs.” I had already heard about Owen from my days as a Kotaku (Gawker Media) intern and from reading about him on Penelope Trunk’s blog, so I was definitely interested. We had a phone interview, I gave him my references, and accepted the job on Thursday. The Forbes article didn’t “help” me get a gig with the Daily Dot, it was the major catalyst!"
"Ofcom, whatever good reasons can be adduced for its interference with media content, is nevertheless offensive to the spirit that removed overt state censorship – never mind the fig-leaf of “hands-off”, “independent” control. Putting the press in its hands – or the hands of a like statutory authority – brings a revived star chamber one step closer when, in the name of free expression, we should be removing nannying content regulation from the media where it currently exists."
"Does this mean national news agencies are a relic of the past in the age of globalised and concentrated media? Academic Grant Hannis says yes: “Previously, news agencies were as much about monopolising the news as anything. “Where they were relics, they had to — and did — seek to reinvent themselves, such as in the case of Reuters. Where they can provide genuine value, they will survive in the modern marketplace."
"So today, we’re launching a new feature that allows local news organizations to fast-track tips to our editors natively on Twitter. The idea began when we published a breaking news alert linking an Associated Press story instead of the original source: the Denver Post. The Post kindly reached out, and we realized we needed a better way to quickly surface original local stories and give credit where credit is due."
"We believe that we have strengthened our brand,” Novak said. “Transparency is the new objectivity. We post the job list – the stories we are working on today. “The instant feedback and the personal reply is extremely important. It’s the feeling that there’s somebody there live now. “You have to answer in a good way, a polite way and a knowledgeable way, or you can lose trust."
"In O’Shea’s view, the cause of the undoing of the newspapers owned by the Tribune Co. and Times Mirror, as well as other newspapers in the country, has not been the Internet, or declining circulation, or long stories and “skimpy attention spans, or arrogant journalists.” It’s been the reaction of newspaper executives to those forces. He writes: “The lack of investment, the greed, the incompetence, corruption, hypocrisy, and downright arrogance of people who put their interests ahead of the public’s are responsible for the state of the newspaper industry today."