Monthly Archives: June 2010

Visualizing Data

From his 10,000 Words blog, Mark Luckie’s “12 ways to find the best in data visualization.”

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How Open Is Your World?

Interesting question asked here about video games, but one which I think news & community web sites might also benefit from exploring.

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A New “Public Media Platform”

At Wired Magazine’s Disruptive by Design conference earlier this week, NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller unveiled a new Public Media Platform, designed for content sharing among NPR, PBS, American Public Media, Public Radio International and the Public Radio Exchange … Continue reading

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Virtual Gaza

Palestinians, scholars and “media activists” have joined forces to create a website where Gaza residents can share information–personal accounts, photos, video, etc.–in an attempt to control how their story is told to the rest of the world. It’s a collaboration … Continue reading

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Gannett to launch local websites in 10 cities

AP is reporting here that Gannett Co.’s broadcasting operation plans to launch local websites in 10 cities, an attempt to fill the gap in coverage created by the retreat of newspapers and a way to attract local advertising dollars.

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YouTube: So You Wanna Be a Tech Star?

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YouTube & Guggenheim Team Up for “YouTube Play” Video Art Project

Like it did in its collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra for YouTube Symphony Orchestra, YouTube has now collaborated with the Guggenheim Museum in a hunt for video art on the Web. While they’re not calling it a competition — … Continue reading

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Platform Debate: The iPad and Online Video

With online video watching poised to eclipse television viewing, Nick Wilson, CTO of Break Media, says “the iPad without Flash, rather than presenting a problem for online video, presents a great opportunity to modernize the video playback experience… .” Here’s … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Escape to Dreamland

Here’s a link to the slideshow that accompanies our documentary, “Escape to Dreamland.” It ran in The Miami Herald when Glenn Garvin reviewed us.

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The New News Story: It’s All About Context

Finding a “Web-narrative” style of telling stories “is necessary for the future of news,” says Scott Klein, news applications editor at ProPublica, in an Abby Brownback article on Google’s “Living Stories” in the June/July issue of American Journalism Review. Read … Continue reading

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