Les bons liens de la veille ( 10 novembre au 16 novembre )

Voici quelques articles dont la pertinence/l’intérêt m’ont marqué au cours des derniers jours. Faites-en bon usage ! 🙂

  • Calls on the President to actually USE Twitter (@marshallk ) – Maybe you should try it sometime, Mr. Obama. And while you’re at it, you should ask someone to brief you on the movement for distributed social networking standards. A speaking gig in China would have been a great opportunity to sing the praises of decentralized, standards-based, interoperable, free-market competition in communication technologies. That’s the next part of the Twitter story
  • How Social Media is Taking the News Local – Early last year, journalists Cory Bergman and his wife, Kate, started a Seattle-area neighborhood network of news blogs called Next Door Media, which won the Online News Association’s first Community Collaboration award in 2009.Cory Bergman said in an e-mail interview that about 80% of their stories come from their neighbors and what they post in the blogs’ forums, comments, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. Experienced journalists who live in the neighborhood cover stories they find via those methods, using traditional journalism skills to gather and confirm information. When the stories are posted to the blogs, a hat tip is given to the user who originated the idea.
  • Excellente synthèse du débat Murdoch-Google et de la couverture Twitter de la tuerie de Ft. Hood – In this week’s edition, I look at recent comments by News Corp. honcho Rupert Murdoch about taking his content out of Google searches, and how many people reacted to it. Plus, many news organizations made Twitter Lists to cover the Ft. Hood shooting, but the Austin American-Statesman had an excellent Twitter feed of original and aggregated information. And Salon CEO Richard Gingras talks about how his site will be funding investigative journalism with soft-news features.
  • A Microformat with Major Implications for The Newsroom – Imagine this: you visit one of your favorite news sites and the homepage displays a notification that an article you read yesterday has been updated with new information, and a story you read last week has been corrected. The notification enables you to click on a link and read the correction, or to be taken to the updated story.
  • 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
  • Why Google Latitude’s added features have potential for mobile journalism ( /by @paulbradshaw ) – Google Latitude, a service that works with your mobile phone to enable people to see where you are, has launched 2 new services with interesting potential for mobile journalism: Location History and Location Alerts.
  • 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error
  • My students don’t have TVs … – CBC News wants to attract younger viewers with its recent relaunch, but as Carleton broadcast journalist instructor Marilyn Mercer found out, many of her students don’t have TVs or cable subscription
  • « Welt Kompakt » among the first newspapers around the world to integrate Google Wave into its coverage (via @philaloux ) – Welt Kompakt, a spinoff of the German daily Die Welt, is among the first newspapers around the world to integrate Google Wave into its coverage, Revolution Magazine reported yesterday. The addition comes even as the lifestyle daily also invites readers to follow its editors – and contribute to content – via the free tabloid’s Twitter account, Welt Kompakt yesterday announced.
  • Le New York Times publie un article financé par souscription du public (Spot.us). (via @eni_kao et @couve ) – The New York Times has published a story about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” by Lindsey Hoshaw that was funded in part through the “community funded journalism” site Spot.Us, which helped Hoshaw raise $10,000 from more than 100 people so she could report the story.

Les bons liens de la veille – 6 août 2009

Voici quelques articles dont la pertinence/l’intérêt m’ont marqué au cours des dernières 24H. Faites-en bon usage ! 🙂

  • Twitter et Facebook attaqués : la piste russo-géorgienne ( @benjaminferran ) – (…)
    Selon le responsable de la sécurité de Facebook, l’attaque aurait visé un blogueur pro-géorgien, Cyxymu, qui dispose de comptes sur Twitter, Facebook, Google (YouTube) et… d’un blog sur LiveJournal (capture en début de billet).
    «Cette attaque simultanée sur plusieurs sites visait à empêcher que sa voix puisse être entendue», explique ce dirigeant de Facebook.
    Cyxymu a lui-même écrit qu’il était «évident» que cette attaque était dirigée «contre lui et les Géorgiens».
  • {Video} Spot.Us, pioneer of crowdfunded journalism, preps for expansion (Nieman Journalism Lab) – Spot.Us, the non-profit experiment in journalism funded by readers, plans to expand beyond San Francisco by the end of summer, founder David Cohn tells in the interview above. Seattle and Los Angeles are the most likely candidates for the site’s next iteration, and in the longer term, Spot.Us is looking to the east coast asHe won a $340,000 grant from the Knight Foundation last year to develop a local news site that relies on small donations from readers for individual projects by freelance reporters. Since November, the site has funded and published 20 stories that you can read here.
  • The Challenge Of User-Generated Porn – Forbes.com – Some, like Youporn and Pornhub, attract more views than the Web sites of The New York Times or Apple. But like YouTube and other video-sharing sites, tube porn sites have struggled with profitability and piracy.

Du journalisme d’investigation financé … par vous !

Le professeur Jay Rosen l’a annoncé hier soir, en deux mois seulement, les petits gars de spot.us ont réussi à réunir par deux fois les 2.500 $ nécessaires pour faire bosser full-time un journaliste.


La première enquête ainsi « crowd financée » sera publiée d’ici peu, comme l’a constaté le New York Times, et une deuxième va donc pouvoir être mise en route. Elle portera sur le fact-checking des publicités politiques qui seront diffusées à San Francisco à l’occasion des prochaines élections.

En moyenne, 74 donateurs ont versé chacun 33 $ et il ne manque déjà plus que 120 $ pour que la troisième enquête (consacrée aux rejets toxiques de la production de ciment dans la Baie de San Francisco)

Tout ça simplement grâce à un wiki, un blog et des outils sociaux (Twitter et Facebook) …

On en a fait du chemin depuis Bayosphere !

(NB: Jeff Mignon a lancé sur MediaChroniques un appel pour tenter le même genre d’expérience, en français cette fois)