A quick man-on-the-street video for my Digital Newsgathering class using my iPhone and Adobe Premier. 

I especially like the lady’s response at the end. It kind of made my day and it’s windy and my perfectionist self does not even care!

No one’s smiling: street shots for my digital news gathering course taken today in San Francisco’s Financial District. I took these over the course of about 2 hours. I waited for a lot of these moments, was surprised by the man who walked up from a ladder in a hole in the street, was a bit saddened by some dreary faces and laughed at a lot of ironic little happenings.

siimple
siimple:

Well-visualized data is something we all enjoy to see, but it’s hard to create those -often stunning- datavisualisations. With help of Colombian artist Jose Duarte’s Handmade Visualisation Tool-kit you can go outside and transform everyday objects, buildings and surfaces into your own DIY information visualisation.
Check out his Flickr account for some examples. He’s got some other intereseting projects going, so you might want to follow him on Twitter.
And if you’d like to get your hands on one of his kits, you can mail him (but I think the DIY spirit could save you some serious money in stamps).

siimple:

Well-visualized data is something we all enjoy to see, but it’s hard to create those -often stunning- datavisualisations. With help of Colombian artist Jose Duarte’s Handmade Visualisation Tool-kit you can go outside and transform everyday objects, buildings and surfaces into your own DIY information visualisation.

Check out his Flickr account for some examples. He’s got some other intereseting projects going, so you might want to follow him on Twitter.

And if you’d like to get your hands on one of his kits, you can mail him (but I think the DIY spirit could save you some serious money in stamps).

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The NYT gets $1 in every digital advertising for every $13 they get in PRINT! Whoa.

journo-geekery:

The key points are these:

  • The print newspaper is (or was) an awesome delivery vehicle for advertising, with the average print subscriber still consuming ~$450 worth of advertising per year.
  • The digital newspaper is a comparatively lousy delivery vehicle for advertising, with the average print subscriber consuming only about $100 of advertising per year. (And that’s if we assume that paying subscribers consume all of the advertising on the digital site, which they obviously don’t. In fact, paying subscribers consume only a tiny fraction of the advertising on the site.)
  • Print subscribers are willing to pay an astounding ~$650 per year to get the paper in print and digital form (a premium of $500 for the print paper).
  • Digital subscribers are only willing to pay $150, at least so far.

Those are big differences.

When you put those numbers together, what you find is that the New York Times digital business cannot replace the revenue being lost in the print business, even with the paywall. So, as the print business continues to shrink, the newsroom has to shrink.

Via Angela Rutherford.