It’s back, the first Hack’s post to hit your RSS feed this year is some reading, we are reminded time and time again we need to be well read – well here is your chance.
It’s that time again when we let you know what journalists, journals and online articles have been the focus of our hack-ttention in the past seven days.
Please let us know of any other interesting blogs/sites/articles by commenting below, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweeting us (@wannabehacks). Here goes…
Next up, some more resolutions, not ours this time but Steve Safran’s over at Lost Remote – I really like these, there is a lot there that news rooms should be taking on board. My Favourite: Number 4. Innovate, Fail, Innovate Again.
“The major success stories of the web during the past five years have not come from established media; they have come from people willing to challenge the established practices. And – even more importantly – they have come from people who are willing to fail. There’s absolutely no reason why Groupon couldn’t have come from a local media group. Yes, some stations tinkered with couponing, and some are now partnering with Groupon. But until the project is native to us, we won’t make the kind of money the originators do. The money is in the platform.”
Now, something for the court reporter and the casual tweeter alike; David Banks takes us though the subtleties of contempt of court and provides some much need perspective on the Joanna Yeates case.
Now, although I cannot imagine many of you have missed this, El Pais have written about why they chose to publish cables from Wikileaks – no matter what side of the fence you fall on re: Assange, Wikileaks, the cables and the actions of the US government it is worth taking the time to read.
Finally, a great piece from David Higgerson on journalists, data and context: DATA: Without adding context, a journalist with data can be dangerous – a nice little thought for 2011
“So the challenge for 2011 isn’t just making use of all the data that’s available, it’s making use of it responsibly, linking data together to come up with a true picture.”
I hope this is enough to wet your appetite for the new year – we also post all the links we come across on our Tumblr blog so you can keep up to date there.
As ever – anything you think we have missed – whack the links in the comments.