Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
Some midterm polls were on target, but finding which pollsters to believe can be tough
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Feb. 2, 2009, 6:59 a.m.

Morning Links: February 2, 2009

— Amanda Hirsch has a great interview with the documentary filmmaker Louis Abelman on, of all things, Twitter. Will this be the piece that finally makes journos a little less skeptical of Twitter and Twitter-like things?

Since the only kind of documentary work I’ve been involved in has been vérité style, in which the camera must stay with the subject for a long time, potentially years, in slow and deliberate accumulation of material that will be distilled down, I can see similarities between that process and Twitter.

— Terry Heaton writes smartly about social-networking policies for newspapers.

— Frédéric Filloux writes on news apps for mobile phones, particularly for the iPhone. Personally, I spend an enormous amount of time reading news on my iPhone — but almost never in the dedicated apps of the Times, CNN, Bloomberg, or other news organizations. Am I the only one, and are the rest of you using the native apps?

POSTED     Feb. 2, 2009, 6:59 a.m.
Show tags
 
Join the 60,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
Some midterm polls were on target, but finding which pollsters to believe can be tough
The outcomes confirmed anew that election polling is an uneven and high-risk pursuit.
Can Mastodon be a reasonable Twitter substitute for journalists?
Adam Davidson: “I think we got lazy as a field, and we let Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and, god help us, Elon Musk and their staff decide all these major journalistic questions.”
11 (and counting) things journalism loses if Elon Musk destroys Twitter
Goodbye to screenshotted best bits, DMs, “that tweet should be a story”…