New Media Brad
FreelanceSwitch has some really great tips about how to become a freelance blog entry writer.
The Times launched today, cracking open some new thinking in old media in South Africa. The Times hopes to be a more interactive newspaper, leveraging the interactivity of the web with the physical nature of a daily print edition. They have a long way to go (launching a new newspaper is not an easy task), and I figure I should provide some initial insights and criticism of their approach.
There is a really cool article on FreelanceSwitch discussing how to maintain your human-ness while living in the digital world. It is a good read with some good suggestions for how to put your human identity into your text. It is really relevant because it seems like people forget that A) they are emailing another person, and B) they are a human themselves when they email. Maybe it is a distinction between digital natives, and digital immigrants?
Davin McHenry of Bakersfield discusses their process for Editing reporter-shot video (found on Teaching Online Journalism). He discusses how they have dedicated vidoe editors because they can produce content of a (usually) high standard in roughly half the time as would be the case if the original reporter edited it. It seems like a logical conclusion, but he mentions that the dedicated editors do go and shoot their own video too.