Wednesday, February 5, 2014

'Constant interactivity in Boulder'

What is modern journalism? Who am I? Why am I here?
Is evolution a dimension of creationism? Etc. Etc.

Confession: I was super nervous when NetNewsCheck contacted me to speak about the important topic of "unbolting" and redefining the modern newsroom.

Luckily, the reporter did not quote all of the times I threw up into the phone. Metaphorically. Probably.

Read it here: "At Digital First, what 'unbolting' really means" 

From the article: 

Constant Interactivity In Boulder

Another DFM reporter who isn’t waiting to be unbolted is Aimee Heckel, a features writer for the 22,000-circulation The Daily Camera, its paper in Boulder, Colo., and another member of the Idea Lab. Heckel, who also blogs as The Modern Lois Lane, rebooted her own career with a question.

“If I could completely rewrite my job using technology to make it more relevant, realistic and effective, to be able to fill in the gaps that were left during the newspaper layoffs and staff shortages, what would it look like?” she asks.

The answer came by pulling together a working group of other tech-minded journalists at sister DFM papers including The Longmont Times-Call and Loveland Reporter-Herald in Northern Colorado to start playing. The group regularly meets, virtually and in person, to discover new apps and different ways of writing and reporting.

Read more here.

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