02/20 to 02/22

Below are some of interesting links circulating in the blogosphere that are creating discussion and thought. I encourage you all to read some of these and follow the threaded discussions on them.

Blargon by William Safire, NYTimes
The Next Big Thing For Newspapers: Podcasting, Vodcasting by Steve Outing
Blogophile by CBS News
The Dirty Little Secret About RSS News by Steve Rubel
New York Times Launches Blog by Frank Bruni in Bloggers Blog
Calling All Bloggers by Dan Gillmor
Digging Deeper: How Does iTunes Pick Featured Podcasts by Mark Glaser


We will be using Flickr as a resource to understand how tagging/categorization and online photo storage is impacting blogging and citizen journalism. In this exercise, you will create a Flickr account and load some of your digital photos to your new account. You can opt to create a Flickr badge for your site, which displays your most current/recent photos on your blog.

Tutorial for Creating a Flickr Account
About Flickr
Flickrbits docs
Creating a Flickr badge

This week, we will be tackling the topic of photo journalism and photo blogging. Below are some of the important links that illustrate the intersection of citizen journalism tools and citizen journalism photo blogging and mainstream media’s adoption of photo blogging. Many of these references make use of Mark Glaser’s articles on photo blogging, with one titled, Flickr, Buzznet expand citizens’ role in visual journalism and Online agencies promise to help citizen photographers get paid

Photo Blogging Resources

Photo Storage Online
23 Photo Sharing

More Examples of Citizen Journalism
Five Days with Katrina
Flickr Interesting

News Agencies and Photo Blogging Tools
Rob Walker, NYTimes UPDATE: Please note, this site is a personal project NOT AFFILIATED with the NYTimes Magazine
The Augusta Chronicle
Houston Chronicle, Hurricane Rita
Miami Herald, Hurricane Wilma
Sun Herald, Hurricane Katrina
Online News Association, Flickr Pool
Charlotte Observer
Ventura County Star
Bakersfield, North Carolina
International Herald Tribune, Olympic Photos

Citizen Journalism Photo Agencies
Cell Journalist
Spy Media