Thursday, January 5, 2006
I've been offline confronting a six-page to-do list, so I'm missing lots of things. Here are a few, as sent out on various RSS feeds:
US: press takes a hit over coverage of mine tragedy.
The American press has been subjected to much criticism for its reporting on the events in a West Virginia coal mine that culminated in the deaths of 12 miners. Many newspapers have been criticised for releasing editions on Wednesday 4, January containing the false information that 12 miners, involved in an accident resulting from an explosion, had been miraculously found alive. [Editors Weblog - all postings]
"Today, we fell short." vs. "I'm not seeing any obvious missteps."
I don't blame the news media for initially false information about the
West Virginia mining disaster. I blame confusion, exhaustion, human
emotion and poor decision-making by company officials. Then there are
the explanations from editors. Some focus on accuracy. Others on truth. [Jay Rosen - Pressthink]
Reporting the Mine Tragedy.... Tuesday night, I saw a brief piece on the 11 pm
news claiming the miners were still trapped. Wednesday's morning paper
carried a story saying the miners were supposedly alive. On my way to
work, I noticed the front page in a newspaper box was different and
indicated the news was bad, not good. More recent news on the Web
revealed there was some confusion about the news from the command
center. [J's (highly esteemed news librarian) Scratchpad]
TN blogs on the W.Va. mine disaster...
Also, Bill Hobbs
is asking political bloggers to spend a day and cover the General
Assembly for a day. His call is in part a response to bloggers not
getting press creditials to cover the state house in Kentucky. [Michael Silence -knoxnews]
Center for Citizen Media Blog.
The blog for the Dan Gillmor led Center for Citizen Media as started up. One of the first posts is a list of the Board of Advisors which features such newspaper nemesises as Craig Newmark, Jimmy Wales, critic James Fallows (Breaking the News), and Clay Shirky. Should be a lively group. [The Real Paul Jones]
(So should Paul and friends at Podcastercon in Chapel Hill, which I wish I could get to this weekend... but there's too much to do here before school starts next week.)
A look at the new world of on-demand media
The Boston Globe
'Wall Street Journal' Launches Law Blog
Editor & Publisher
Find Answers To Your Technical Questions: Lockergnome Helpshare
BlogMedia Announces the Launch of its Blog Network
The Blog Herald
Ebooks 4 Sale Meets Growing Demand By Launching Online Store
openPR - John Blossom
Finally, from the "old but interesting news" department:
BBC News opens archives to public.
For the first time in its history BBC News is opening its archives to
the UK public for a trial period. You can download nearly 80 news
reports covering iconic events of the past 50 years including the fall
of the Berlin Wall, crowds ejecting soldiers from Beijing's Tiananmen
Square and behind-the-scenes footage of the England team prior to their
victory over West Germany in 1966. [Smartmobs]
And some more old news that will be new to Knoxville newcomers like me:
OUR STORIES: From Cas Walker to Jake Butcher, and more .
Each week we'll be digging deep into our treasure trove of television
footage from years past to reintroduce you to the people, places and
events that have shaped the last fifty years. [WBIR.com]
|| © Copyright
7/19/08; 1:11:27 PM.