Pay wall - Method used by newspapers and other publications to keep online readership down to low, manageable levels.
Citizen journalism - a good way to save $25,000 on an editor for the online edition.
I really liked the landscape shots in this Newsweek gallery. It’s called “100 places to remember before they disappear” written by Fareed Zakaria and filled with photos from Getty. Check it out.
I thought this photo gallery was interesting from the Courier & Press, a Scripps publication in Evansville, Indiana (also my current hometown). The photos are solid, but the most intersting part about it is that it has a feature in the photo gallery where users can rate the gallery as a whole out of five stars and can rate individual photos out of five stars. I guess it is the newspaper’s way of getting reader feedback on what readers are looking for in a photo gallery.
Mashable has an article up called “5 ways to get a job through YouTube.” I think it’s pretty interesting the all-over-the-place nature of these tips; Mashable recommends being very impressive in a business sense or just being Justin Bieber. It sounds easy to get a job through YouTube. Check it out.
I remember when the Shirley Sherrod story broke over the summer. I was working that day and listening to the news on satellite radio. A story broke that a USDA employee had been accused of racism and subsequently fired – the talking heads applauded the move, supporting that there is no room for racism anywhere, let alone in our government.
However, as more details unfolded, such as the video demonstrating her purported racism being a number of years old (before Sherrod even worked for the USDA, but rather for the state of Georgia); the video having been edited (or at least having been cut short); and Sherrod having been fired as quickly as possible (saying herself on the cable news circuit the next day that she was made to pull to the side of the road while driving back to Washington and resign over the phone, apparently to resolve the issue before the afternoon pundits hit the airwaves).
It demonstrated the power, and fear of that power at the hands of our government, of afternoon cable shows and talk radio. What this instance showed as much as that is the power one blogger can have. From just Andrew Breitbart’s one blog post, within hours his video had gone viral and had become a sensational news topic that is still talked about now, months after the fact due to the gravity and severity of the incident.
Even though the truth came out that this video had been used outside of context and without the full document having been shown, the power of one blogger was demonstrated.