Tag: communities

by Simon Owens

In late August, a moderator for the Landscape Photography Google Plus community posted an event page to the platform. As with Facebook events, Google Plus allows users to RSVP to events and also post photos and messages within them. This particular event announced a themed photography contest; participants had until September 1 to upload their entries […] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

“I work with communities of place … just people who happen to live together in the same neighborhood, same city, same town, who come from different cultures, ideologies, religions, tastes and values. In my philosophy, those differences are the greatest untapped asset we have in our society. In what conditions can those differences lead to […] more »

by Josh Stearns

In collaborative journalism right now we can see media theorist Clay Shirky’s urge towards vast experimentation manifested. The journalism partnerships emerging around the country vary in size and type, and the practices that define those partnerships are still being negotiated and hashed out in newsrooms and communities. Some partnerships bring together very different news organizations […] more »

by Roland Legrand

How do we create a community? This question is frequently asked by editors as well as by marketing managers and other business people. More and more, I don’t think you can create communities. Communities already exist. You can try and offer them a news service or a platform that the community finds useful and engaging, […] more »

by Roland Legrand

How can you unlock the creativity and insights of your community? Well, you can give community members a blank canvas and hope they are inspired to paint it with ideas and contributions. You can also provide them with access to experts such as journalists or external sources for chats, discussions and other interactions. Both methods […] more »

by Roland Legrand

Recently, the New York Times appointed its first ever community manager, someone to “concentrate full-time on expanding the use of social media networks and publishing platforms to improve New York Times journalism and deliver it to readers.” Of course, the New York Times is a huge operation, and has an enormous community of print and […] more »

by Roland Legrand

Video is one of those new practices we have to get used to as newspaper journalists now working in a Web 2.0 world. One of the key issues is the quality of the video. Do we always need slick, television-style video, which require more specialized skills, or will our community accept “rougher” video, made by […] more »