A CALL TO ACTION: Time to make the marketplace for privacy, trust, identity and information commerce

“A non-profit collaboration to share technology, users and content could help news organizations find new revenues and become better at serving the public, according to a report from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.”— excerpt from Aug. 4 announcement. This week I’m relieved and grateful to report the publication of … Continued

From paper to persona

“From Paper to Persona: Managing Privacy and Information Overload; Sustaining Journalism in an Attention Age,” explains how a new public-benefit collaboration could help slow the shrinking of American journalism. Because of Internet technology, mass-market advertising and the news have come unglued. For the public, information is accessible, but not always trustworthy. Because it is abundant, … Continued

Consensus on journalist-library collaboration begins to emerge at ‘Beyond Books’

A draft consensus statement for journalist/librarian collaboration is circulating after garnering support at “Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy and America’s Libraries,” a two-day Journalism That Matters symposium in Cambridge April 6-7 co-sponsored by the Donald W.  Reynolds Journalism Institute. On Thursday, participants in “Beyond Books” moved to the Cambridge Public Library for a public wrapup … Continued

What do we mean by engagement? An RJI fellow ponders

In 2008-2009, Donald W. Reynolds Fellow Mike Fancher concluded that journalists needed to develop a “new ethic of public engagement” as an enhancement or amendment to The Journalist’s Creed. This year, Reynolds Fellow Joy Mayer has been following that thread. She’s been asking: “What do we mean by engagement?” The idea of sorting out the meaning … Continued

Yahoo: An unlikely source for a journalism stylebook?

Giving away a stylebook at the Online News Association convention, above, is Chris Barr, an editor at Yahoo Inc. Barr was supervising editor for Yahoo’s online news stylebook, which was published earlier this year. Barr says he’s talked at 12 journalism schools so far about the book, and he was surprised to learning that at … Continued

PAYWALL/CHARGING: NYTimes CEO’s audio interview comments at the World Editor’s Forum, Hamburg

Here is New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson at the World Editor’s Forum, Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 7, 2010, as posted by EditorsWebLog reporter/editor Emma Heald at: http://www.editorsweblog.org/multimedia/2010/10/audio_janet_robinson_of_the_new_york_tim.php This is the full text of the audio clip, starting after Robinson’s comments about The Times of London’s paywall. It’s clear there are a few edits between … Continued

On net neutrality: What if Eisenhower had asked private industry to build our Interstates?

We’ve been digesting and thinking about yesterday’s Google/Verizon statement about how to build out fast Internet for America — and trying to think of analogies that put the issue in terms non-geeks can understand.  Over at the Mountain Area Information Network, Wally Bowen draws an excellent analogy to British property.  Also, Susan Crawford at NYU’s … Continued