Journalism should try designing its way out of some of its challenges. Let’s face it, new technologies, dwindling advertising revenues, legacy attitudes about audiences and a shift in power toward tech companies means there’s a lot to address. It’s a wicked problem. But it can be worked through and design is a way to do […]
Journalism needs to innovate, so we’ve teamed up journalism and interaction design students in the hope that they’ll come up new ideas for the media industry.
My review article on how journalism research might further explore hypertext has been published in Digital Journalism
The NewsCubed project has moved into a new phase: journalism. It is digging around the issue of soil security; a potentially serious, but so far fairly under-reported topic.
Journalists need to learn the language of technology or they risk further eroding their own economic value. Article published in the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society
Links to a range of materials for anyone interested in producing news for new platforms, including multimedia and data stories, free tools, games and resources.
Links to a range of materials including investigative stories, search tools, interviews and organisations — will be updated
Here is the full text of my letter to The Australian in response to Cameron Stewart’s piece, Media’s Great Divide.
The House of Lords report on The Future of Investigative Journalism is probably one of the few real insights into the business of reporting and publishing journalism that is in the public interest
Using games to tell news stories forces journalists to think and work in radically different ways. But, these rich, non-linear narratives have the potential to push storytelling in new directions and engage audiences more deeply.
A system that allows journalists to control fact-gathering while allowing users to become involved in story creation, might achieve the higher levels of interaction
An overview of the NewsCubed research project
Pearson’s half-year results last week show that premium content and mobile platforms mean publishers can make money from digital and rely less on advertising.
Here’s the guff on three books that take different views on gaming but which all have a message for the media industry.
Editors need to experiment and be willing to fail if they are going reap the benefits of digital platforms
Paul Egglestone gives his insights into the use of games in journalism and the challenges of incorporating games into newsroom workflows
Citizen journalism is liberating, but I haven’t yet managed to make it pay.
Narrative is vital when using data as a storytelling device and the lack of a story can render the most elaborate data visualisation pointless.
The plight of Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks site is important for journalism and digital publishing.
Jeff Kaye and Stephen Quinn’s book is nothing we don’t already know, but it puts it all in one place
There could only be another decade left in the Australian country show circuit. As financial pressures mount and people become time poor, communities are less able to support the agricultural events that roll through town each year.