Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Online Journalism Wiki


In between the blogging and the television, I'm delighted to be taking part in a new kind of collaborative journalism this week. Mark Glaser of Online Journalism Review kindly invited me to be one of five writers involved in crafting a wiki-like article on what I've come to think of as The Rosenblum Proposal.

Here's how it works: Over the next two days, I, along with four others (including Rosenblum himself) take turns adding our thoughts to the ongoing rant. It being a wiki, we five blowhards endlessly publish and edit our opinions while OJR readers submit questions and steer the discussion. At the end of the two days, Glaser will render a final edit that will live on-line forever afterward. Or at least until the Pod People come.

So if such a discussion should interest you, hop on over to the Online Journalism Review for a bracing give-and-take on 'Video journalists': Inevitable revolution or way to cut TV jobs?' If you'd rather take a screwdriver to the eyesocket than suffer through yet another blistering diatribe on the decline of Weatern Television, well then, rest easy and know that your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is keeping busy...

3 comments:

Billy Jones said...

So who worries most, photogs who fear their writing and interviewing skills might not be up to par or talking heads who can't operate a video camera?

PS: You made the news at Blogsboro.com.

HockeyPat said...

If you get in a tough spot, just call them an idiot. That alone could put you next in line for Tucker Carlson's job.

Lex said...

I did something similar with OJR several months ago on, for lack of a better term, citizen journalism. It was an interesting experience.