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Daily Freeman Life Editor Ivan Lajara talks about journalism, living in the Hudson Valley, language, the Web, cats and even politics. But he shouldn't.

Friday, December 19, 2014

It's over. No comment.



'Serial' is over, and you'll see many a post around the internets about it. I'm actually on episode 3 so this is all I've got for you:



NO SPOILERS!

'The Colbert Report' is over, and everyone showed up to say goodbye. You'll also see many a post around the internets about it with blah this and blah that, because clicks. It's the Content Wars, after all.


'The Interview' is over and not coming out in any format so of course scenes are leaking out.
The Telegraph has the Kim-Jung un death scene. SPOILER ALERT! He dies.  #sorrynotsorry. It's not like you can go see the movie anyway. And no, you can't see 'Team America' at the theaters, either.


No comment.
I have no comment about SantaCon Kingston taking place today in Uptown starting at 4 p.m.
I made a tutorial (for myself, mostly) on how to post emojis from a desktop PC (works better in Firefox). The Washington Post needs it for ๐Ÿ’ฉ. No comment.
In Sweden, people hunt (troll?) trolls. I have many a feels about this. But no comment.
News people make mistakes.  Do we at the Freeman make mistakes? No comment.
I have no comment on this article about online comments because there's no way to post one with the article.
Here's my Christmas tree in 3-D for no reason whatsoever so no comment.
I have no comment about this loud-mouthed Twitter cat.
I have no comment about this Google Glass photo taken in Hudson.



Yesterday's Internet, Today! is a quasi-feature in which I throw in a bunch of links I tweeted, faved or saw the day before or in the morning. Plus other things, because why not? Anyway it's over now. NO COMMENT.  


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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hipster charm

I have always worked under the impression that 'hipster' was kind of of derogatory term and that if you see one in real life, you have to throw holy water at them and scream "THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!"
But maybe I'm wrong.

Yet another important listicle from an important publication I've never heard of because it's likely just a marketing thing has categorized the Hudson Valley as a place to travel in 2015, because of its  'hipster charm.' I wish I was kidding.

This is all Sari Botton's fault. I'm pretty sure she knows this.
Silver lining: Fodor said it's a place to travel in 2015 and it's still 2014. So, to paraphrase Sari, Get off my lawn.

I was looking for a Clint Eastwood 'get off my lawn' gif but this one's better.



 This narrative won't ever die. I have made peace with that.

So you might as well find out if  you a Hudson Valley hipster. Of course you're not, you hipster.

Hipster cat:

A photo posted by - Hamilton The Hipster Cat - (@hamilton_the_hipster_cat) on
Hipster Google Glass photo


Are you still reading this? THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!

Yesterday's Internet, Today! is a quasi-feature in which I throw in a bunch of links I tweeted, faved or saw the day before or in the morning. This one is not one of those times. Blame the hipsters.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

How to send emojis from a desktop PC

I've seen this question pop up more than once, and I've wondered about this myself because those are important questions in journalism circles, apparently. Mac users have to just press Comand+Ctrl+Space to access the emoji keyboard. PC users are not so lucky.


I have an emoji keyboard on a mobile device, so I sent myself an email with all of them.

The long way to do it right now is to type the emojis on your phone, send yourself an email, and then send the emojis via your browser, and this won't work in every browser. SO:

Copy and paste the ones you want while using your PC and send them.  They will display differently depending on the device. If your device or browser doesn't support them, you see some garble. Here's a daring thing: Even if it doesn't display on your device, it will display on others, but you won't know what you're sending. Let's just hope you can see the ๐Ÿ’ฉs.

Related: the history of the poop emoji.

Enjoy.


๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ณ
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ช๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ฒ๐Ÿ‘ณ
๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ˜ผ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜ฟ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜พ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘บ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ’ฉ
๐Ÿ”ฅโœจ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ข๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘ŠโœŠโœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‹โœ‹๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™โ˜๏ธ
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™‡๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘’๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘ก๐Ÿ‘ 
๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘—๐ŸŽฝ๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘˜๐Ÿ‘™๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘›๐Ÿ‘“๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŒ‚๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

๐Ÿถ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿน๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿป๐Ÿท๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿต๐Ÿ’๐Ÿด๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ
๐Ÿœ๐Ÿž๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿณ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿก๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒฐ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ“
๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ โญ๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ›…๏ธโ˜๏ธโšก๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŠ

๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽŽ๐ŸŽ’๐ŸŽ“๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‘๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‹๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŒ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿ“ผ๐Ÿ’ฟ๐Ÿ“€๐Ÿ’ฝ๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿ’ป
๐Ÿ“ฑโ˜Ž๏ธ๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“Ÿ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ“ก๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ””๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ฃโณโŒ›๏ธโฐโŒš๏ธ๐Ÿ”“๐Ÿ”’๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ”Ž๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ฆ๐Ÿ”Œ๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ฉ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿšช๐Ÿšฌ๐Ÿ’ฃ
๐Ÿ”ซ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ’Š๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ด๐Ÿ’ต๐Ÿ’ณ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ“ฅ๐Ÿ“คโœ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“จ๐Ÿ“ฏ๐Ÿ“ซ๐Ÿ“ช๐Ÿ“ฎ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“„๐Ÿ“ƒ๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“‰๐Ÿ“œ
๐Ÿ“‹๐Ÿ“…๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ“‡๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“‚โœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“Žโœ’๏ธโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“”๐Ÿ“’๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“›๐Ÿ“ฐ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽค
๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŽด๐Ÿ€„๏ธ๐ŸŽฒ๐ŸŽฏ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ€โšฝ๏ธโšพ๏ธ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽฑ๐ŸŽณโ›ณ๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽฟ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŽฃโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿต๐Ÿถ
๐Ÿผ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿท๐Ÿด๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿค๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿš๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿข๐Ÿก๐Ÿณ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ
๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒฝ

๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก๐Ÿซ๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿ’’โ›ช๏ธ๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฐโ›บ๏ธ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ—ผ๐Ÿ—พ๐Ÿ—ป๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŒ‰๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽกโ›ฒ๏ธ๐ŸŽข๐Ÿšขโ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿšคโš“๏ธ๐Ÿš€โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿš‰
๐Ÿš„๐Ÿš…๐Ÿš‡๐Ÿšƒ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐Ÿšš๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿš“๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’ˆ๐Ÿš๐ŸŽซ๐Ÿšฆ๐Ÿšฅโš ๏ธ๐Ÿšง๐Ÿ”ฐโ›ฝ๏ธ๐Ÿฎ๐ŸŽฐโ™จ๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฟ๐ŸŽช๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿšฉ
๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ”ข#โƒฃ๐Ÿ”ฃโฌ†๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ…๏ธโžก๏ธ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ”ก๐Ÿ”คโ†—๏ธโ†–๏ธโ†˜๏ธโ†™๏ธโ†”๏ธโ†•๏ธ๐Ÿ”„โ—€๏ธโ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ผ๐Ÿ”ฝโ†ฉ๏ธโ†ช๏ธโ„น๏ธโชโฉโซโฌโคต๏ธโคด๏ธ๐Ÿ†—๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†™
๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ†“๐Ÿ†–๐Ÿ“ถ๐ŸŽฆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆฏ๏ธ๐Ÿˆณ๐Ÿˆต๐Ÿˆด๐Ÿˆฒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿˆน๐Ÿˆบ๐Ÿˆถ๐Ÿˆš๏ธ๐Ÿšป๐Ÿšน๐Ÿšบ๐Ÿšผ๐Ÿšพ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธโ™ฟ๏ธ๐Ÿšญ๐Ÿˆท๐Ÿˆธ๐Ÿˆ‚โ“‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‰‘ใŠ™๏ธ
ใŠ—๏ธ๐Ÿ†‘๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿ†”๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ”ž๐Ÿ“ตโ›”๏ธโœณ๏ธโ‡๏ธโŽโœ…โœด๏ธ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ†š๐Ÿ“ณ๐Ÿ“ด๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ฑ๐Ÿ†Ž๐Ÿ…พ๐Ÿ’ โžฟโ™ป๏ธโ™ˆ๏ธโ™‰๏ธโ™Š๏ธโ™‹๏ธโ™Œ๏ธโ™๏ธโ™Ž๏ธโ™๏ธโ™๏ธโ™‘
๏ธโ™’๏ธโ™“๏ธโ›Ž๐Ÿ”ฏ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’น๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฑยฉยฎโ„ขโŒโ€ผ๏ธโ‰๏ธโ—๏ธโ“โ•โ”โญ•๏ธ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”š๐Ÿ”™๐Ÿ”›๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ”ƒ๐Ÿ•›๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•‘๐Ÿ•’๐Ÿ•“๐Ÿ•”๐Ÿ••๐Ÿ•–๐Ÿ•—๐Ÿ•˜๐Ÿ•™๐Ÿ•š
๐Ÿ•ฆโœ–๏ธโž•โž–โž—โ™ ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฃ๏ธโ™ฆ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฏโœ”๏ธโ˜‘๏ธ๐Ÿ”˜๐Ÿ”—โžฐใ€ฐใ€ฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฑโ—ผ๏ธโ—ป๏ธโ—พ๏ธโ—ฝ๏ธโ–ช๏ธโ–ซ๏ธ๐Ÿ”บ๐Ÿ”ฒ๐Ÿ”ณโšซ๏ธโšช๏ธ๐Ÿ”ด๐Ÿ”ต๐Ÿ”ปโฌœ๏ธโฌ›๏ธ๐Ÿ”ถ๐Ÿ”ท๐Ÿ”ธ๐Ÿ”น



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What worked in 2014 (and what didn't) and what we should strive for in 2015 in journalism

The first Twitter chat I held (then called #jrcchat) took place on Dec. 21, 2010.

To celebrate this unlikely milestone, today's #DFMchat will revisit the very first topic covered then, to then be able to highlight how far we've come.


SO! We're talking what worked for this year; what didn't! (share the pain, so we don't have to go though the same); and hopes and wishlist for 2015. Bring your links!

The feed is posted below. You can also check out past chatsย over here.

If you want to chime in, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtagย "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.


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Fave all the things


Today is a day for favorites.

Favorite news of the day:
"The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations..." after realizing the Cold War has been over for a long time? Doesn't matter. I'll take it.

C-SPAN is now my favorite channel. You go, Mom.

Favorite tweet:





Favorite journalism prediction for 2015 that already will never happen: Buzzfeed will hire a public editor.


That was fast.

Favorite reader of this blog.


Favorite twitter cat: As if you didn't already know.

Favorite Google Glass photo: 



I used it in the quiz you didn't take.

Yesterday's Internet, Today! is a quasi-feature in which I throw in a bunch of links I tweeted, fave or saw the day before or in the morning. 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Randomness in internets


"New York Magโ€™s Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up"  and New York mag is sorry on its front page so props for that, at least. If you hadn't heard about any of this, you're doing it right.

The lesson? Americans are apparently OK with torture. 
Of others.

You know what can be torturous sometimes?: Online comments.

But let's just put this out there: If a news site tells you they care about your comments and then they close comments, they don't care about your comments.

I care about your comments. Except for this comment. This comment is garb (Comments on this blog are un-moderated, btw, and you haven't abused it yet so high-five all around).

Talking about garbage, there's a lot of garb data, Jacob Harris reminds us not in 40 charts.

Randomness in publishing: 
Factoid: Chris Hughes is the owner of The New Republic and has a home in Shokan. So this is local news, fwiw:
What would happened if there were to be a magazine about one magazine's implosion?

Inception.

That would be a terrible publication.

A great publication would be The Racket. So of course it doesn't exist.

Randomness in gif:
The other day I sent an old gif to a stranger.
You can have it too:



Randomness in winter

There's a new 'Game of Thrones' teaser trailer but I can't seem to get it. Maybe you can.

Winter is coming, indeed. To the Hudson Valley. In quiz format.

Randomness in Twitter cat:



Randomness in Google Glass photo:



Yesterday's Internet, Today! is a quasi-feature in which I throw in a bunch of links I tweeted, fave or saw the day before or in the morning. I have an ifttt recipe that puts all the links on a spreadsheet to make this easier and that's the reason I'm writing these: To see if I can eventually make sense of what I push out on a daily basis.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Are you ready for winter in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills?


Winter is the region is pretty, but also hard. Can you handle it?
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Bad Santa, Good Santas


Not much happened online lately, but only if you're me and don't internet on the weekends much.
Here are some random links anyway.

My Twitter dad Steve Buttry is a classy guy and very brave.
The Knight Foundation is my spirit animal.
This Santa is so horrible I can't even. 
But these Santas are awesome so there's hope.
Remember kids, Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the speech, etc., therefore you can't park here.


Today's Journalism predictions: Written by robot. 


Today's Twitter Cat (I can't believe I forgot to add a cat on Friday):



Yesterday's Internet, Today! is a quasi-feature in which I throw in a bunch of links I tweeted, faved, or saw the day before or in the morning. Or the weekend. My gf says this makes no sense.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Yesterday's Internet, today!


Happy Friday!
Not you, Greenpeace, you suck. 
 
Welcome to 'Yesterday's Internet,' a new and probably soon to be discontinued feature in which I pass on to you the links I ran into yesterday on the twitters and try to string them together like the Downtown Kingston lights seen above. 
Can this be done coherently? Of course not! But this is the Internets, so:

This week's in OOPS!


TODAY'S JOURNO'S JAERB: The Center for Investigative Reporting is seeking a community manager with, "A strong opinion on the pronunciation of โ€œGIF." 

It's pronounced "GIF," obvs.

The Daily Freeman's 2014 Holiday Lights tour is out and there's a cat and other Easter Eggs and if you're too lazy to look it here it is

That wasn't that hard to follow, now, was it? 
Whatevs! MOLOTOV, everyone!

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Experimentation in journalism

There will be failures. But what did you learn?
Journalists, members ofย Digital First Mediaย and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today we are talking experimentation in journalism. "I don't have time!" You say. Nobody does! So let's figure out how to do it in a manageable way while getting the most out of it. Also, expect some failures! "So why?" Good question! BRING IT! Also, bring your other insights, links and yourย #REALTALK.

The feed is posted below. You can also check out past chatsย over here.

If you want to chime in, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtagย "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Reframing Google Glass and journalism


A Kingston police officer uses Google Glass.
"Google Glassโ€Šโ€”โ€Šthe high-tech wearable augmented reality deviceโ€” has the potential to reshape journalism for both consumers and producers."
I wrote that in Sept. 2013.

Does that hold up today?

Well, yes, if the operative word is potential. And no, if you're looking for current device applications.

Let me explain.

Google Glass is very much a beta tool today, even after many updates and upgrades โ€” and the current version will likely stay that way. It's clunky looking and still has a poor battery life (though that's being worked on, according to the Wall Street Journal).

And yes, it has a PR problem.

But hilarious "Daily Show" takedows aside, as a journalist, my real concern is with the device's usefulness for doing and consuming stories and experiences, along with whatever ethical implications that might arise from them.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Linking as ethical journalism

Journalists, members ofย Digital First Mediaย and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today's chat tackles links andย linking as ethical journalism. (h/t Steve Buttry). How do you encourage the practice to your journalists. How does it help? What are the best practices? BUT! How much is too much? (or, is there even such as thing as too much linking?)
ย Bring your insights, links (obvs) and yourย #REALTALK.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to improve live coverage


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Journalists, members ofย Digital First Mediaย and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today's chat tackles improving upon live coverage. ย 'Provide context!' You say. But how?! What are the best practices? What makes people stay with you? And what makes them go away? What tools can reporters and editors use? Bring your insights, links and yourย #REALTALK.

The feed is posted below. You can also check out past chatsย over here.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

You be you, Hudson. You be you.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Chris Gibson and Sean Eldridge Halloween masks

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How to cover elections in real time


Journalists, members ofย Digital First Mediaย and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today's chat tackles Election Day! What are the best practices on using social media to gather and report information in real time for election? What tools can reporters and editors use? Is there anything journalists eat on Election Day that's not pizza? (Spoiler: NO). Bring your insights, links and yourย #REALTALK.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Should newsrooms produce viral content?

Journalists, members ofย Digital First Mediaย and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today's chat tackles viral content. Should newsroom produce viral and/or clickbait content? Is there a responsible way of doing this? Does it hurt news organizations' credibility?
Bring your insights, links and yourย #REALTALK.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Can journalists be effective if they ignore Twitter?

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Journalists, members ofย Digital First Mediaย and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time.

Today's chat centers on a recent debate: Can journalists be effective if they ignore Twitter? Is there a journalism priesthood we should be wary of?ย ย It's not a zero-sum debate, and there's more nuance to the answer.Bring your insights, links and yourย #REALTALK.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Yes, I've been doing quizzes for you. Here's all of them

Need a break from the serious news? Check these out.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

How to make the most of social media analytics

Journalists, members ofย Digital First Mediaย and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon, Eastern Time. ย 

Today we're talking about how to make the most of social media metrics, using Twitter Analitics and Facebook Insights, with a focus on how to improve your social media presence, engagement, and showing how some approaches can improve what you do. Also, how does any of this help journalism? ย Bring your insights, links and yourย #REALTALK.

The feed is posted below. You can also check out past chatsย over here.

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