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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.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Destinations: Headless Horseman

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

DFM chat on using Storify and Rebelmouse in journalism

http://www.rebelmouse.com/dfmchat

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  many different ways journalists can use Storify and Rebelmouse for journalism stories, projects and more. We'll share examples, links and tips.
The feed is posted below. You can also check out past chats over here And Tweetchat is back, if that's what you prefer.
If you want to chime in, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Through the Google Glass (and journalism) - Part II

A recent accident on Washington and Hurley avenues in Kingston, N.Y. captured through Glass.

Google Glass is making us rethink the way we consume and produce news.

The promise.

Google Glass — the high-tech wearable augmented reality device— has the potential to reshape journalism for both consumers and producers.

I should know. I’m a journalist.

So when Google opened its Glass “Explorer” program, in which a group of people would be selected to get a pair, I applied on Twitter using the hashtag “#ifIHadGlass,” sending a pitch about why I should be chosen to be one of the 8,000 experimental participants. Here's a recap of that:
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

DFM chat on the future of online news video

What is this and why is it here?
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 future of online news videos. How can they be integrated in coverage? What's the ideal length? Is there a future for long-form videos? What tools should journalists be using? How do you measure impact?

The live feed is posted below. You can also check out past chats over here And Tweetchat is back, if that's what you prefer.
If you want to chime in, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.
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Monday, September 16, 2013

#throughglass


Posted From Glass

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Through the Google Glass (and journalism): Part I

Getting to where news should be

The scene

I imagine a scenario in the near future (of news).

I imagine seeing a house I want to buy; using a device to get an augmented reality display of the home's real estate value; and googling for news nearby, finding a story of a murder, with an augmented reality body chalk outline on the street (I know, it's 'Law and Order' cheesy, but bear with me).

I have a mental picture of this scenario, not much different from that horrible Photoshop job above. I've been thinking about this for more than two years, but as a real thing and not a scene from Minority Report or Iron Man.
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Google+ embedded poss means you can embed Google Glass video posts

Public Google+ posts are embeddable, Google announced on Monday.
This is good. And like embeddable public Facebook posts, this also means that you can now embed Google Glass images posted on that service.
With Google+, now you can embed Google Glass videos as well.

This is very good.

This can have some positive ramifications for news coverage presentation on sites, which is very exciting. It is my aim to explore those possibilities.
There is a caveat, however, and that is that the embedded post is the preview of the video, in the form of an animated gif. Clicking on it takes the very large (!) video.

So it's not quite the whole enchilada, but it's still pretty good.

SO, in the meantime, embeds!

Twitter:

Facebook:

Google+:


h/t to Steffen Konrath for embed tip.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

DFM chat on using metrics in journalism

Metrics doesn't have to be a scary thing

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 how to use metrics to improve the impact of your journalism and engagement? What metrics should you use? Should journalists care about page views in their stories?

The live feed is posted below. You can also check out past chats over here And Tweetchat is back, if that's what you prefer.
If you want to chime in, post a comment in the container or a tweet with the hashtag "#dfmchat" so it can automatically appear below.
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