Last week I put together a highlight package of links and blogs for the new boss of the Post’s online department, Kevin Dale. It’s worth sharing, and so I give it to you.
Here are two articles most worth reading:
- A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change
- Holovaty’s article from a year ago in XML mag is pretty decent too
And here are links to the blogs in my “must-read” category on my feed reader:
- Matt McAlister
- The most-popular links on delicious tagged “journalism”
- Ryan Sholin
- Mark Potts
- CAR reporter for the Houston Chron
- Steve Yelvington
- Will Sullivan (the Journerdism guy, you’ve prob already heard of him)
- Bokardo: these guys had a good run of posts last year, though they’ve slacked off in quality recently
And if you’re interested in the online news-types I follow on twitter, this is my online news-oriented / professional-joe twitter account
I’ve kept a library of online news-related links for four years — this is the category of links I call “Good Reads” for online journalism there.
I know there are 151 links in there, so here are the highlights (in cases where the title of the post wasn’t obvious in the URL, I pasted it after):
- www.adaptivepath.com/ideas/essays/archives/000501.php ( “How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Relinquish Control” )
- www.slate.com/id/2193552/ ( “How we read” )
- www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2008/nt-2008-03-31-tv-advertising.htm ( “Finding is the new advertising: Traditional advertising is broken because it charges us time, when time is becoming our most valuable resource. ” )
- The big lie about free
- Why Building The Geographic Web Is Hard, and Why It’s Worth Doing
- When local newspapers aren’t local
- The programmer as journalist: a Q&A with Adrian Holovaty
- www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2005/nt-2005-08-15-simplicity.htm ( “Simplicity is hard work” )
- sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2005/11/understanding_l.html ( “Understanding Local Max” )
I just remembered one more — this guy is the smartest read I’ve seen when it comes to the online economy and publishing: Umair Haque. Umair mostly publishes on his Harvard blog here, but he used to write on BubbleGeneration, here.
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Also, if you have an article or two you’d like on the list, post it in the comments below.