Newsrooms and Technology

CyberJournalist, reporting from a panel at ONA, lists tips to prepare your newsroom for the online world. The most interesting one, in my book, is the very last:

The Web is a place for structured data. Newsrooms are a place for unstructured information. That means reporters and editors will have to begin to gather information in structured ways if it is to make it onto the Web.

Meanwhile Citizen's Media says, "My sense is that journalism is becoming a high-tech profession — not just in using the net as a distribution mechanism but developing new software."

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