NOLA.com: Flood graphic

NOLA did a very compelling online graphic of the Katrina flooding sequence a couple of Sundays ago.


Book blogs

Santa Cruz: The Book Eater (Feed)
Cape Cod: Bookmarked (Feed)

Anyone else have book-related pages out there?

Santa Cruz UGC

From: Len LaBarth [mailto:llabarth@santacruzsentinel.com]
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 1:32 PM
To: spolay@ottaway.com


Students at school here go to D.C. every two years as part of a government in action program. They meet with lawmakers, journalists, etc. This year they’re doing a blog, complete with fotos and audio files, archives. The blog entries are a little long, but that’s to be expected. Cool community stuff.




Len La Barth

New Media Editor

Santa Cruz Sentinel

(831) 429-2411

(831) 429-9620 (FAX)




Nieman Reports: Newspaper Survival

I know what I'll be reading on the plane when I travel later this week: Nieman Reports: Newspapers' Survival.

Quick peak reveals this first headline atop Tim Porter's article:
If Newspapers Are to Rise Again
'Reinvent or die. It's that simple.'

Full report: PDF-friendly | HTML


Steve Outing » A magazine brings its editors out into the open

It's a familiar rant for Steve Outing: Allow newsrooms to become more transparent through blogging. His latest post on the subject highlights what's happening at Bike magazine.


FW: DailyCandy Dedicated E-mail - Call the Shots

I like this UGC idea. Turn the users into assignment editors.

From: today@dailycandy.com [mailto:today@dailycandy.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 1:38 AM
To: spolay@ottaway.com
Subject: DailyCandy Dedicated E-mail - Call the Shots


May 11, 2006 Send to a friend

Call the Shots

You’re picky, opinionated, and have impeccable taste. You’d make a great DailyCandy editor — and now’s your chance to give it a try.

Take part in the Insider Candy Contest and see your ideas in all their glory on May 31, in a DailyCandy e-mail! But that’s not all that’s at stake; you can win Kodak’s brand new EasyShare V610 dual lens digital camera.

Here’s how it works: You submit an idea for what you think would make a perfect DailyCandy story (a secret hotspot, your favorite new designer, or just something hilarious) by May 18. A panel of DailyCandy editors will select the ten most genius pitches. (Remember, writing style counts.) These ten finalists will win an amazing new Kodak V610. The winning pitch will be revealed on DailyCandy* within a few weeks.

The sleek new EasyShare V610 is the world’s smallest 10X optical zoom digital camera — small enough to fit in your pocket. It takes stellar pictures and has embedded Bluetooth® wireless technology, so you can e-mail pics to your pals on the spot.

On your mark, get set, take your best shot.

*In a Dedicated E-mail

Click to see full contest rules.


WSJ.com - The Perfect News Site, 2016

Pointed out by Romanesko today: WSJ.com - The Perfect News Site, 2016. No surprises, really, but a good read nonetheless.