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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DFM chat on the ethical challenges of digital journalism

Good morning! Journalists, members of Digital First Media 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're talking about the ethical challenges of digital journalism: What new issues arise from new digital practices? Are the pressures eroding standards?


The live feed is posted below. But you can also follow the chat here or here or also here. And you can also check out past chats over here.

If you want to chime in, just post a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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Levon Helm timeline

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Levon Helm Timeline

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Monday, April 23, 2012

First World Problems, local edition

I'll be using this image. I'll use others if I find them.
Simply write your First World Problem in the comments. I'll be adding those.
UPDATE: For those who want context about the image above:

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Friday, April 20, 2012

First World Problems

I'm going around social media circles and asking people to share their 'First World Problems.'
I figured I can do this here as well. Post yours in the comments and I'll meme-fy them, like this.:

This one is based on a real column by Thomas Friedman, as pointed out by Les Wenzel on Twitter:
Do note my horrible Twitter typo.
Great minds think alike?

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

DFM chat on valuable crowdsourcing

Good morning! Journalists, members of Digital First Media 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're talking about seeking input from the community, which has the fancy name of crowdsourcing, because ... actually, I don't know why. Or care. But I do care about proper and valuable ways of doing it and how it can improve our journalism.


The live feed is posted below. But you can also follow the chat here or here or also here. And you can also check out past chats over here.

If you want to chime in, just post a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Levon Helm dying, family reports

Bruce Springsteen in Albany

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Google Plus explained in images

DFM chat on user-generated content via Instagram, Pinterest, SeeClickFix, oh my!

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

User generated content can be highly popular, especially if it's cops getting Tased
Today we're talking about user generated content: How to get it, vet it, use it. The ethics of it all, and dealing with new tools. How do you deal with photos from Instagram if they've been altered? How do you vet the source of a Pinterest pin or a post in SeeClickFix? How do you credit a YouTube source? What in the world are you talking about?


The live feed is posted below. But you can also follow the chat here or here or also here. And you can also check out past chats over here.

If you want to chime in, just post a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Life section stories for April

Friday, April 6, 2012

'Kingston Now' features crazy man

Video too boring for you to bother watching? Add some Dubstep!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DFM chat Invaders!



As shamelessly stolen from this New York Times story.

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DFM chat on open newsrooms

Old-school J. Jonah Jameson need not apply.Image via Journomel.com
Good morning! Journalists, members of Digital First Media and pretty much everyone else who wants to - are going to be taking part on the weekly Twitter chat at noon.

 Today we're talking about the journalistic value of open newsrooms and news as a process.

 The live feed is posted below. But you can also follow the chat here or here or also here. And you can also check out past chats over here.

If you want to chime in, just post a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.

Type your question in the box below if you want some clarification.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Barack Obama at ASNE