Tag: new media

by Todd Wolfson

In the recent edition of Times Magazine Matt Vilano looks at the role computer nerds can play in saving journalism. The piece details the forward looking work of the Knight Foundation and allied journalism schools like Northwestern’s Medill, which have created specialized degrees in journalism for software programmers, in order to find solutions to the […] more »

by JD Lasica

I believe IdeaLab readers would benefit from a wide range of posts related to important developments taking place in the participatory media movement. With that in mind, here are two interviews that bear on that subject: The first is an 11-minute talk with Nicholas Reville, co-founder and executive director of the Participatory Culture Foundation, maker […] more »

by Jay Rosen

Ever wondered: where’s the time going to come from for all these nifty open source ventures people are planning? Clay Shirky says we got plenty. He just gave an extremely useful and imaginative speech to Web heads about where we are in media time. Shirky, who teaches in a different program at NYU, has a […] more »

by Paul Lamb

Returning to Chris O’Brien’s Business Model Challenge, here are some suggested approaches and models from the perspective of an entrepreneur and strategic consultant. For a more rigorous approach I would absolutely check out Chris’s recommended NewspaperNext report. That said, let’s try and smash some boxes or at least poke some holes in existing ones… 1) […] more »

by JD Lasica

On Friday Dan Gillmor wrote here about bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to today’s journalism. On Friday, Dan’s former employer, the San Jose Mercury News, laid off 15 newsroom staffers and lost five other editors through buyouts, shaving the editorial staff by about 10 percent, on top of a larger set of layoffs a few months […] more »

by JD Lasica

One truism that has remained constant over the years is that journalists and technologists rarely cohabit the same physical plane. Even when they cross each other’s path, they rarely speak each other’s language. And yet, any great leap forward in the new media space requires great technology. As much as journalists like to imagine that […] more »

by David Sasaki

A few weeks ago I interviewed Cristina Quisbert of the Voces Bolivianas project in El Alto, Bolivia. She made the point that in Bolivia – and across much of the world – women often have less access to new technologies than their male counterparts. Furthermore, once women are empowered to use new communications technologies such […] more »

by Leslie Rule

It’s holiday time, no projects to speak of, so we’ll talk a bit about the theory. No doubt we’ll leave a lot out, but I’m considering this a first discussion and will return to talk more about where and wither locative media. Recent discussions in locative media at the Center for Locative Media around the […] more »

by JD Lasica

Jon Funabiki of SFSU and Steve Chen, CTO and co-founder of YouTube The just-ended Roundtable on Mobile Media and Civic Engagement, held by the Aspen Institute and San Francisco State University in San Francisco, was more than a two-day brain jam attended by mobile industry execs, academics and reps from civic and social justice organizations. […] more »

by Leslie Rule

We’re half way through our geo-tagging of three of the markers on the Blues Trail here at the National Black Programmers Consortium’s New Media Institute in Jackson, MS. Yesterday, wheels up at 7 am to Hickory Street in Canton, MS to start the locating part of locative media. Our job is to investigate the question, […] more »