Jay Rosen
New method: slow blogging at PressThink, daily mindcasting at Twitter, work room at FriendFeed. Example: post in gestation http://friendfeed.com/e...
This - all three - is what I (used to) use my blog for. I have been trying to shift towards your system for several months now, but my blog readers are not letting me - they are not on Twitter or FriendFeed and want all of my links and one-liners on the blog, not elsewhere. - Bora Zivkovic
"Simply reporting...commoditizes quickly...the conversation...is...far more compelling [& informative & valuable]... http://is.gd/qKBD "This long financial crisis, with its mix of politics and economics, its profound complexity, uncertainties and strange abstractions, is particularly suited to the real-time clash of opinion, speculation and informed commentary..." - gnarlytrombone
Also see Teitelman's post apocalyptic sifting of financial journalism http://is.gd/lZGG. Great stuff, but I think he fails to consider how those pieces of the puzzle, spread geographically and across disciplines, could've been put together - ala TPM's work on the US attorney scandal. - gnarlytrombone
I had read that piece; fatally flawed. He reduces the question of whether the press failed to whether it failed to *predict* which is a different question, and he disrespects the blogosphere. The new piece was a make-up call, as they say in the NBA. - Jay Rosen
So, Step 1 is mindcasting on Twitter, Step 2 is aggregation of a number of imported tweets and digestion of them on FF, Step 3 is aggregation of several FF threads into a more coherent blog post. The next step, Step 4, could potentially be to aggregate the ideas and knowledge from several blog posts and publish as an article in the traditional media outlets. - Bora Zivkovic
I can think of even Step 5 - aggregating a number of media articles into a book. - Bora Zivkovic
Traditional journalists would call only Step 4 and Step 5 'journalism'. New journalists would call all steps 'journalism'. - Bora Zivkovic
Differences between traditional and new media, if looking at the process in this way? 1) all steps are transparent and visible to all (instead of privately jotted notes in a moleskin or post-it notes). 2) all steps involve other people who provide continuous feedback and provide additional sources, documents or expertise. - Bora Zivkovic
3) depending on the topic or personal proclivities, one can stop at any step, 1,2,3,4 or 5 and whatever is done so far is still journalism. - Bora Zivkovic
Web provides sufficient time, space and communication technologies to do it this way, while paper/radio/TV restrict how much one can be transparent, public, collaborative, responsive to feedback and what is deemed worthy of the word "journalism". Half-baked articles cannot count in such an expensive and restricted system, but can - and can be useful - in the new medium. - Bora Zivkovic
I did what I preach - I turned this into a blog post: http://scienceblogs.com/clock... - Bora Zivkovic