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I wonât be writing in this blog anymore.Please check my new project. Thank you.
NĂŁo vou escrever mais aqui. Por favor visitem o meu novo blog. Obrigado.
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A couple of weeks ago i was invited to participate in a conference about Journalism in Portugal, organized by a teenager. Unfortunately i had to decline, but looking at the program iâm sorry i wonât be attending.
Find out why here.
HĂĄ umas semanas atrĂĄs fui convidado para participar numa conferĂȘncia dedicada ao Jornalismo em Portugal, [...]
Hey Media, whatâs that sound? Every knows whatâs going downâŠbut you.
This is the feeling i get reading this Internet Manifesto, created by 15 journalists and bloggers as a reaction to the Hamburg Declaration, in which major publishers âadvocate strongly urgent improvements in the protection of intellectual property [...]
And in the latest instalment for changes around here, iâd like to announce that yesterday i started my column dedicated to new media at Rascunho.IOL.pt. I am honored for the invitation they made and hope to provide a few interesting insights about the Media Revolution.
The title for this weekly reflection is âMedia DJâ, and [...]
Itâs a no-brainer: when Mindy MacAdams says she got 15 of her posts together in a pdf so we can improve our journo-fu, we download it. HERE.
NĂŁo Ă© complicado: quando a Mindy MacAdams diz que juntou 15 posts seus num pdf para que possamos melhorar o nosso kung fu jornalĂstico,Â fazemos logo o download. [...]
For those who havenât noticed yet, iâm shutting down the Lake (the present blog) in a couple of weeks. But i wonât stop blogging, iâm just moving to a self hosted platform. So if youâre a RSS user, or get my posts via email please update your feed subscription in the following links. And if [...]
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The third part of the Case for Innovation as defended by CoPress is available. Hereâs the explanation for this video, as also Part 1 and Part 2.
A terceira parte do Case for Innovation advogado pelo CoPress estĂĄ disponĂvel. Aqui fica a explicaĂ§ĂŁo para este vĂdeo, assim comoÂ a Parte 1 e a [...]
Latest circulation data made available for portuguese newspapers reflect the global trend of declining sales. Finance editions increase number of copies though. Is it the crisis?
The Portuguese Circulation Control Association (APCT) revealed this week the circulation numbers regarding the first six months of the current year. Comparing to the same period last year, the picture [...]
How different is the relationship with online media for each generation? Are really younger people more active consumers of digital news or are they being surpassed by their parents?
Paula Cordeiro, author of the NetFM blog, is doing a poll on how different generations engage with online media. The results will be presented at the âMedia+Generationsâ [...]
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Iâve been delaying this for too long, but now [...]
Some of you already knew about this, but i applied to the MA Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, a course created and headed by Paul Bradshaw.
I got a place there a few weeks ago, but i was depending on a bank loan that kept me from making any âofficialâ statement about this sooner. [...]
Who are the top portuguese journalists on Twitter? Who is more popular, chatty or has a better following/follower relation? Tireless JoĂŁo SimĂŁo, teacher at UTAD (by the way, check his new project of live video interviews using Twitter) did an analisys on who are the journalists on Twitter, using data from TwitterPortugal, and came up [...]
A Ăris Martins Ă© aluna do Professor VĂtor Malheiros na LusĂłfona em Lisboa e entrevistou-me no Ăąmbito do seu trabalho sobre Ătica e Ciberjornalismo. AndĂĄmos um bocado Ă s voltas do mesmo, mas acho que nĂŁo digo grandes asneiras (eu acho sempre arriscado entrevistarem-me para estas coisas, estĂŁo notas em causa) . O que me preocupa [...]
Por esta altura do ano costumo receber algumas perguntas de estudantes que estĂŁo a terminar trabalhos para cadeiras de ComunicaĂ§ĂŁo. Eu tento sempre responder o melhor que posso eÂ espero contribuir para o seu sucesso. Ăs vezes saem-me umas preciosidades, outras vezes Ă© complicado. Esta foi 50/50.Â A Marta GonĂ§alves Pereira Ă© estudante do terceiro [...]
Esta entrevista pode ser lida em PortuguĂȘs aqui
Comunicamos is a UTAD university blog dedicated to Journalism and headed by JoĂŁo SimĂŁo. Heâs been doing a great effort regarding online journalism, involving students in creating online journalistic contents, and developing projectsÂ for to be journalists, but also for professionals. In his brand new wiki CCPedia heâs [...]
I took these last days off the interwebz to get some rest but i have to the result was an utter #fail. I got some exciting news that will probably change my life from September on. Some of you already know what it is, but i will not disclose it here at the blog until [...]
For some time now i havenât been doing as much work as i wanted. There are several reasons for that, but i guess in the end it all ends up in fatigue. Iâve been worried about getting funding for my MA, iâm not delivering anything new here, and some things have just stopped working. Not [...]
A lesson worth learning: 5 tips for building a successful hyperlocal site, Editorâs Weblog
The key guidelines for a hyperlocal site are reportedly as such:
1. Skilled staff is imperative- a functioning site requires the input of both content and technological minds. Contributors need to be dedicated to the cause and integrated within the larger organisation.
Letâs Screw [...]
Suicide ainât painless, Playing the Game (Real Adventures in Journalism)
Today I witnessed the ultimate death of my newspapers.
The money hungry whores who pay themselves vastly inflated salaries to run this company have signed the death warrant and now it is just a matter of time before the advertisers carry out their wishes.
In their infinite wisdom, [...]
O Departamento de ComunicaĂ§ĂŁo da Universidade do Minho estĂĄ a organizar um workshop de Infografia Digital. De acordo com a organizaĂ§ĂŁo, âeste workshop, inĂ©dito em Portugal, destina-se a profissionais de jornalismo e comunicaĂ§ĂŁo que tenham experiĂȘncia ao nĂvel dos grĂĄficos de informaĂ§ĂŁo e um domĂnio bĂĄsico das suas ferramentas. Visa potenciar o uso das possibilidades [...]
Twitter, news, Iran, citizen journalism and how journalists fit in the news process, all in three posts that reflect the new news logic.
Twitter, notĂcias, IrĂŁo, jornalismo do cidadĂŁo e como os jornalistas se encaixam no processo informativo, em trĂȘs posts que reflectem a nova lĂłgica noticiosa.
How to verify a tweet
Twitter is the great [...]
Life after death: newspapers and the re-invention of paper technology, Knight Digital Media Center
In a world of infinite information, it would seem that providing context is more relevant than ever. Investigative journalism, the detective agency of the people, has acted as a âwatchdogâ presence, independent of government and big business, since its inception. Literary journalism, [...]
The Brazilian Supreme Federal Court ruledÂ against the compulsory diploma for journalists, finding it unconstitutional. The Academia is in a turmoil over this decision, but a question raises: does the diploma make the journalist?
Before i begin, i have to make one thing clear: iâm all in favor for Journalism schools and University courses (iâm trying [...]
How Twitter impacts media and journalism: Five Fundamental Factors, Ross Dawson
5. The symbiosis of mainstream media and Twitter
I have written numerous times about the symbiosis of mainstream media and social mediaâ each feeds on the other. I also used this metaphor as a central element of my Future of Media Strategic Framework below.
This is [...]
âAw, twitter is killing blogs, twitter is this, twitter thatâŠâÂ Bollocks. It looks great in my blog stats, better than RSS. And people often discuss my posts with me using Twitter instead of comments.
Welcome to realtime editing.
âAh, o twitter mata os blogs, twitter Ă© isto, twitter aquiloâŠâ Tretas. EstĂĄ bem colocado nas estatĂsticas do blog, [...]
The people formerly known as sources, Journalism2.0
Earlier this week, a report of âman overboardâ from a Seattle-based ferry put the local Coast Guard station into immediate action. As boats and helicopters were being launched, real-time updates were being posted to Twitter. By the Coast Guard.
A.P. in Deal to Deliver Nonprofitsâ Journalism, NYTimes
Four nonprofit groups devoted [...]
Weâve designed building43 to bring together thought leaders in a variety of disciplines and organizations, from entrepreneurs to those responsible for the latest technologies. They will share knowledge, experiences and advice on how you can use these cool new tools and apps to make your business more successful.
But building43âs foundation and future is its community [...]
Company acquires Patch (Community News) and Going (Local Events) Platforms
AOL.com is investing in local, community-based information platforms. They announced the acquisition of Patch.com, a growing community news platform already available in five locations, and expecting to be up to 12 by the end of the year; and Going.com, a event platform that covers 30 major [...]
Searching Twitter is not an exact science. The available tools arenât accurate and respond differently to the same parameters. I hope this post â that is inspired inÂ Justin Parksâ tips to check other peoples favorites, and shared at TwitterPortugal by Paulo Querido - may help you find what youâre looking for in Twitter.
News Flash From the Future: What Will Journalism Look Like?, FastCompany
With newspapersâ traditional business model in free fall, the top media minds at global design firm IDEO (designer of the Apple mouse, consultant to Fortune 500 companies) were asked to imagine: How will we get our news after the traditional model falls apart? Hereâs their [...]
Demotix, the citizen-journalism website has signed with the Telegraph. Now their widget is available in the InternationalÂ News page of the Telegraphâs website. This is a major breakthrough for the project, since its their major subscription in the UK. They sent out a press release iâm sharing with you below.
Demotix, o site de jornalismo [...]
Iâve become a more frequent use of the power virtual notebook Evernote, and iâm still finding new possibilities to make the best out of it. Recently i found out an application for a Evernote public folder that may be useful for some of you.
I was trying to organize my CV and portfolio, when i noticed [...]
While browsingÂ the latest addition to my Google Reader list, i found a very concise and elucidative lecture about online media. Kurt Lancaster does a good job explaining the different formats that make a multimedia story and explains what is the difference between scattered multimedia (which is what has been being sold to us [...]
The âhyperinterestâ approach to online news, Save the Media
Imagine a news Web site thatâs a portal to everything people used to read in newspapers plus a bunch of things that newspapers were never able to provide. A cool idea, I think, but first it requires newspapers to embrace two provocative ideas:
The mass audience is dead.
The Lake turns two today. Two long years, trying to find my place as a researcher, journalist, media expert. Though it has been a long way, iâm still stuck in the same place. We all know what is going on, and i canât argue with that. But i wonât complain, itâs no use.
So i want [...]
Leiam a versĂŁo em portuguĂȘs no TwitterPortugal
Twitter has a huge impact on how we express ourselves. Never mind the critics that accuse Twitterers of being shallow, narcissistic and obsessed with their food. Twitter is all about sharing the small moments that compose our lives, and Frank Kelly is trying to do a film with [...]
What happens when you take away the money question?, Joanna Geary
So what if you took away the money question. What questions would we be asking about local newspapers? Perhaps weâd be asking: What are they for? Who do they serve? What should they contain? Why do we produce them in the way we do?
Perhaps its [...]
Days of just being photographer are over, NewsVideographer
âyou need to know how to write firstâ
Reinventing the Magazine â Publications That Push the Boundaries of the Print Medium, WSJ
âWhen Aspen arrives, you donât just read it â you hear it, hang it, feel it, fly it, project it, even sniff it.â
Such was the sales pitch in [...]
Yesterday i recommended âUs Nowâ, âa documentary film project about the power of mass collaboration, government and the Internetâ, which boomed across the web. It is a must see, but this post is not about the film. Itâs about how they present it online, and how i feel it is a good model to be [...]
A few weeks ago, Paul Bradshaw sent me an email asking if was interested in applying for the MA in Online Journalism heâll be running from September, at Birmingham City University. Of course my immediate reaction was jumping off the chair and shout âF**k yes!â. If Paul is ahead of it itâs good enough for [...]
Four investigators from the Navarra University in Spain developed a new method to calculate the convergence level of a medium. They pretty much cover all the variables, that are present in an interesting final equation, not suitable for math ignorants like me. Check their presentation here. (via AntĂłnio Granado)
Quatro investigadores da Universidade de Navarra, em [...]
Documentary about Web Collaboration, DigiDave
If you are already a web-head it wonât be anything new. I think this video is more to convert folk. But even if you are already a convert to the idea of collaboration on the web â this is an inspiring video.
How Do You Get Your News?, Lifehacker
Thomas Baekdal details the [...]
The rebirth of news, The Economist
Technological change has destroyed all sorts of once-popular products, from the handloom to the Walkman, and the world has mostly been better for it. But news is not just a product: the press is the fourth estate, a pillar of the polity. Journalists investigate and criticise governments, thus helping voters [...]
Itâs always interesting to compare the first ideas we had for a project long after it is done. We always marvel at the details we sacrificed on behalf of a better result, how different solutions came up along the way. This is the idea that Alexandre Brito shares when commenting the first drafts of RTP [...]
PĂșblico created a GoogleMap for WiFi hotspots in Portugal. So far it doesnât sound like aÂ big deal, but this project relies on the contributions of their users. Better? Itâs a simple crowdsourcing solution for a very practical matter.
According to the experience i have with collaborative maps itâs a tough task to supervise the [...]
Are you a web content producer who needs to learn new skills or have any doubts on how to do it? Fear no more, Knowledgewebb is to the rescue!
This new website provides a handful of resources for the eager learner, with webinars, live chats with experts and all the information you need to deliver better [...]
After what i found to be a successful and interesting experience with i think it was the first official internâs blog at a national newspaper, PĂșblico decided to pursue the effort creating a space where current interns can blog their impressions, difficulties, doubts, hopes, mistakes and accomplishments.
This is a praiseworthy iniciative, because it does [...]
Newspapers: There is No Magic Bullet, Recovering Journalist
For newspapers, there is no magic bullet.
Charging for online content is not a magic bulletâin fact, in most cases, it may do more harm than good.
Micropayments are not a magic bulletâthough they may (or may not) bring in a few extra pennies of revenue for the Wall Street [...]
WHY Media Award
Feature stories from WHY journalists will be entered into a competition focusing on national perspectives on key environment and health challenges and progress to date. Selected entries will be included in a publication on the 20-year history of the Environment and Health Process in Europe to be launched at the Fifth Ministerial Conference [...]
Who the Hell Is Enrolling in Journalism School Right Now?, TechCrunch
Itâs not that Iâm pessimistic about the future for good journalists. Quite the opposite, in fact. Journalism isnât dying; itâs just in a period of extreme volatility. And in any time of volatility, thereâs huge room for opportunity. But youâre not going to learn how [...]