Local: A Laboratory for Journalism's Future

817 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
817
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Local: A Laboratory for Journalism's Future

  1. 1. placeblogger Screenshot of Placeblogger
  2. 2. placeblogger
  3. 3. placebloggerCambridge, MA Placeblogger World HQ Now with free coffee!
  4. 4. placeblogger
  5. 5. placeblogger Machu Picchu New York Accra Hong Kong San Francisco
  6. 6. placeblogger Birmingham wasn’t – and still isn’t – a city of loft living and canalside bars, yet “organisations” only seemed comfortable with that little bit of it. To cover the bits of Brum that real people recognise and care about is still the main thrust of the site. - Jon Bounds Birmingham wasn’t – and still isn’t – a city of loft living and canalside bars, yet “organisations” only seemed comfortable with that little bit of it. To cover the bits of Brum that real people recognise and care about is still the main thrust of the site. - Jon Bounds Putting the story up on top Excavating the story of a place Instead of traveling farther, traveling deeper
  7. 7. placeblogger • We have a group of commenters, equivalent to a small motorcycle gang, which proudly calls itself the “eight trolls” and likes to snarl at soft- hearted liberals. -- Debbie Galant, Baristanet “We Refer to it as your local daily Newspaper Meets The Daily Show.” -- Debbie Galant, Baristanet
  8. 8. placeblogger • So much different from all my years in citywide/regional news, when we managers/producers would sit in a room and often wind up having to send someone off to whatever the most shocking crime du jour in the region happened to be, parachute in, parachute out, on to the next Big Story. -- Tracy Record, West Seattle Blog So much different from all my years in citywide/regional news, when we managers/producers would sit in a room and often wind up having to send someone off to whatever the most shocking crime du jour in the region happened to be, parachute in, parachute out, on to the next Big Story. Tracy Record, West Seattle Blog
  9. 9. placeblogger
  10. 10. placeblogger Ushahidi • “The idea was to at the very least capture the stories and offer witnesses a place to tell their stories. That is where the name Ushahidi comes from, it's Swahili and it means testimony." Ory Okolloh “The idea was to at the very least capture the stories and offer witnesses a place to tell their stories. That is where the name Ushahidi comes from, it's Swahili and it means testimony." Ory Okolloh
  11. 11. placeblogger
  12. 12. placeblogger When we started looking in 2006, 1 in 8 Americans lived in a city or town served by an independent, grassroots local news site
  13. 13. placeblogger Now it’s 1 in 2.
  14. 14. placeblogger We track 7,000+ online, local grassroots news sites
  15. 15. placeblogger Local has become a laboratory for the future of journalism and that future is about startups
  16. 16. placeblogger But wait, I don’t want to be part of a startup
  17. 17. placeblogger
  18. 18. placeblogger
  19. 19. placeblogger
  20. 20. placeblogger Journalism will survive the death of its institutions
  21. 21. placeblogger
  22. 22. placeblogger
  23. 23. placeblogger Why that’s important
  24. 24. placeblogger Our problems are distributed and global Our media are consolidated and local
  25. 25. placeblogger Penguins
  26. 26. placeblogger
  27. 27. placeblogger
  28. 28. placeblogger Turn stories into signals placebloggerplaceblogger
  29. 29. placeblogger Veterans battlefield injuries
  30. 30. placeblogger Apple’s stock price
  31. 31. placeblogger What that’s like for journalists
  32. 32. placeblogger
  33. 33. placeblogger Shorter job tenures Projects, not companies Careers aren’t hierarchical anymore
  34. 34. placeblogger How to tell the good startup ideas from the bad ones
  35. 35. placeblogger Don’t do anything for free that you wouldn’t do for free indefinitely.
  36. 36. placeblogger WHAT CAN I DO WITHOUT ANYONE’S ASSISTANCE OR PERMISSION?
  37. 37. placeblogger Everythingaboutsomething
  38. 38. placeblogger Thanks! Lisa on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lisawilliams Lisa on Twitter: @lisawilliams
  39. 39. placeblogger Why that’s important
  40. 40. placeblogger Our problems are distributed and global Our media are consolidated and local placebloggerplacebloggerplaceblogger
  41. 41. placeblogger Penguins
  42. 42. placeblogger
  43. 43. placeblogger
  44. 44. placeblogger Turn stories into signals placebloggerplaceblogger
  45. 45. placeblogger Veterans battlefield injuries
  46. 46. placeblogger Apple’s stock price
  47. 47. placeblogger Thanks! Lisa on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lisawilliams Lisa on Twitter: @lisawilliams

×