It’s an idea that many people do, and this far from original. It will explain a bit of my thinking and influences, though, and hopefully give you something else to read.
Every Sunday, I will post 6 links and 1 photo of things i’ve found interesting this week. If you follow me on Twitter then you’ll probably see the favourites when I click the star on Google Reader, retweets as I retweet them, or favourites if you post it.
So, for the week ending 8/7/12
Adam Westbrook explains his 6 steps to making a video interesting, which should be required reading for all video journalists or producers creating video for their websites.
The Guardian takes a look at the 10 top tips they believe will help you get the most from shooting summer events. They include advice on thinking which kit to take, and checking the weather. Simple, but needed.
Paul Bradshaw taught me many things about data journalism when on the City University MA Interactive Journalism course, and here he is teaching everyone else. It’s released next week, so sign up, and read it if you think you can find a use for it in your newsroom (clue: you can)
An important series of papers about open justice were launched this week from City University. They say:
The new collection of working papers is part of a wider project encouraging ‘Open Justice in the Digital Era‘. The issues are extensive and diverse: the recommendations of the government’s ‘secret justice’ green paper, now the Justice & Security bill, which would see more cases behind closed doors; the decline in local and national court reporting as a result of cuts in journalism; the courts’ barriers to entry due to ill-informed staff; and the difficulties in obtaining free legal information.
In the first section on the tradition and context of open justice, Geoffrey Robertson QC, the keynote speaker at the event, sets out the history of the principle and argues that the government’s Justice and Security recommendations are simply not compatible.
The Master of the Rolls, Lord Neuberger, examines the way in which open justice is important and underpins our society amongst others.
Martin Belam, Lead UX & Information Architect at The Guardian, details what Neal Mann (@fieldproducer, who recently left Sky News) and Simon Rogers (Editor of the Guardian Datastore) think are the ways technology has changed how they work as journalists.
Data Driven Journalism introduces us to new mapping tool, CartoDB. They say users “have more freedom to customise their data, for example they can choose how much data is displayed and how it is shown.”
It aims to give journalists the right tools to work with journalism every day – but with Google Fusion Tables already very easy to use, will it make a difference?
And the final part, one photograph from the archives. I use my archives on Flickr.com mainly, so browse there for interesting stuff I’ve taken in the past.
From 2008, but could as well as have been from this week.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks look back.