Tags: news

Y Combinator and the negative externalities of Hacker News | Danilo Campos

When I wrote about Reddit and Hacker News, criticising their lack of moderation, civility, and basic decency, many people (invariably men) responded in defence of Reddit. Nobody defended Hacker News. Nobody.

Oh, and all of you people (men) defending Reddit? Here’s your party line …I find it abhorrent.

Anti-Net-Neutrality “Fast Lanes” Are Bullshit – Marco.org

An astute takedown of the political language in a New York Times article.

George Lakoff would be proud.

If it doesn’t work on mobile, it doesn’t work | hacker journalist

A great presentation from Brian Boyer on NPR’s mobile strategy. Spoiler: it’s responsive design.

U.S. Seemingly Unaware of Irony in Accusing Snowden of Spying : The New Yorker

Not The Onion.

The Motherfuton News

Pretty motherfuton funny.

Responsive News — Response-ish Web Design

Details on how the BBC Responsive News team plan to eventually make their m-dot site scale all the way up to be the default site. This “planting a seed” approach works really well, not least for political reasons.

It’s something that The Guardian and The Chicago Tribune are working on too.

Sadly, this is not The Onion

It’s not funny, because it’s true.

No, I’m not going to download your bullshit app by Tom Morris

I share Tom’s frustration with news apps that should be websites:

I wouldn’t download a BBC app or an NPR app for my computer. Why would I want one on my phone?

To Be Today

A beautiful project from Brendan and the Royal Shakespeare Company: the headlines of today preceded by quotes from The Bard.

Responsive web design interview series: Trent Walton & Jeremy Keith

Trent and I answered a few questions for the Responsive Design Weekly newsletter.

The Guardian

Remember when I linked to the Github repository of The Guardian’s front-end team? Well, now—if you’ll pardon the mixing of metaphors—you can start to kick the tyres of the fruits of their labour. This beta site shows where their experiments with responsive design might lead.

Announcing Newspaper Club Minis | Newspaper Club

Ooh, these look nice! Smaller, more manageable newspapers from Newspaper Club.

The Daily Torygraph

There’s two years(!) of doctored headlines here. Yes, it’s puerile but it’s also very funny (to my puerile sensibilities).

The Lively Morgue

Photographs from the archive of the New York Times.

daniel sinker • Hacker-Journalism 2011: A year of “show your work”

A look back at some of the best code for journalism over the past year.

beta.boston.com - Building the new BostonGlobe.com

An overview of the strategy behind the fantastic Boston Globe website.

The Boston Globe — Unstoppable Robot Ninja

Ethan chronicles the story of the Boston Globe site and his part in it.

The Boston Globe

It’s here. A large-scale commercial site with a gorgeous responsive design. Try it on any device.

This is the first of many.

Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive

A truly impressive achievement by Archive.org: all the television footage from September 11th, 2001 gathered in one place on the web.

Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic « Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky takes a long hard look at the present (and future) of newspapers and—more important—of journalism. A good read.

Camptown News Greasemonkey Script — doo-dah, doo-dah « Tom Scott

Tom’s Greasemonkey script turns any seven-syllable headline into a verse of Camptown Races.

Digital legacy: The fate of your online soul - tech - 02 May 2011 - New Scientist

The editor of New Scientist writes about deletionists and preservationists while adding his own personal poignant perspective.

Digitale data in gevaar! - Datanews.be

If you speak Flemish, you might enjoy this article based on a chat I had with a Belgium journalist.

If you don’t speak Flemish, well, just move along.

Exquisite Tweets from @candicecbailey, @TreborFlow, @HannahLisaGreen, @kellymortlock, @gpcrc, @Pheebie, @helenium, @jameswarfield, @katieraby, @gromitski, @melstrutt, @racheljanejones, @LucindaGos, @davidstripinis, @LionessOfficial, @garretkeogh, @allieke

When fashion photography goes bad.

OpenPlatform Content API Explorer

A handy interface onto The Guardian's new API.

News week, day 1 (Phil Gyford’s website)

The sad state of online newspapers (the design this time, not the business).

Techno-utopian fail - The National Newspaper

Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have created.

Brighton's existentialist chalkboard (From The Argus)

In local news: Area man receives messages from chalkboard.

Probably Bad News: News fails, because journalism isn't dying fast enough.

Enjoyable schadenfreude with journalistic boo-boos.

A.P. Cracks Down on Unpaid Use of Articles on Web - NYTimes.com

Foreheadslappingly stupid behaviour from the Associated Press.

The Observer profile: Twitter - The tweet that shook the world | Technology | The Observer

Yet another journalist writing about Twitter. But Bobbie knows whereof he speaks. This is a good one.

‘Hyperlocal’ Web Sites Deliver News Without Newspapers - NYTimes.com

The New York Times covers Everyblock, Outside.in, and their ilk.

LegiStyles™

Typographically thoughtful themes for NetNewsWIre. Even if you don't use the RSS reader, check out the gorgeous design of this site.

Derek Powazek - Now is a Great Time to Be a Media Maker

Derek weighs in with his view on the current state of publishing. I agree with his conclusion: "There has never been a better time to be making media. There are more tools to help than ever. There are more media consumers and media producers than ever. The world is more literate and media savvy than it’s ever been."

YouTube - Newsnight Goldacre Sigman BBC2 20090224

Behold the double awesomeness of Jeremy Paxman and Ben Goldacre! Susan Greenfield, alas, is simply embarrassing.

Noisy Decent Graphics: All the ephemera that's fit to print *

I had a good browse through "Things Our Friends Have Written On The Internet 2008" at PaperCamp. It's lovely.

BBC NEWS | England | Sussex | Giant Lego man appears on beach

"Mystery surrounds the appearance of a giant Lego man on a beach in Brighton ... In August 2007 a giant Lego toy, bearing a close resemblance to the Brighton figure, mysteriously appeared on Zandvoort beach in Holland."

Video: Made in North Carolina: The Iconfactory

"GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) -- In a small nondescript office on West Friendly Ave., a group of designers produces tiny artistic masterpieces that millions of people interact with every day." Nice TV news video clip showing our heroes and their beauti…

DoodleBuzz:Typographic News Explorer

A crazy way of viewing news stories courtesy of Brendan Dawes.

The Open Rights Group : Blog Archive » HMRC fiasco: Government “not interested” in expert warnings

The ORG turn a Newsnight interview into hypertext, thereby strengthening the message exponentially.

RSS Reader for Mac - NetNewsWire

NetNewsWire now supports microformats.

Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site - New York Times

Excellent news from the New York Times: no more charging for content. Finally, I can link to NYT articles from blog posts (and del.icio.us).

The London Evening Standard Headline Generator

Using photographs of actual headlines from the Evening Standard.

Police In Knife Standoff Up For Awards (from The Argus)

Yet more on the events I blogged about down the street, again from the local newspaper.

Hero PC Tackles Knife Man (from The Argus)

Here's the local paper's take on the happenings on my street that I blogged about.

BBC NEWS | England | Sussex | Man attempted to stab policeman

The somewhat lightweight BBC report of the incident I blogged about earlier. "Reports of a man with a knife threatening and chasing people": that's me (the reports, I mean).

SpiekermannPartners › Le Monde Diplomatique

The newly-launched redesign of Le Monde Diplomatique is absolutely gorgeous. Whitespace on a newspaper: finally!

LOL: NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

Mashing up pictures of cats with news headlines. The result makes almost no sense but having my lolcat receptors triggered by real headlines feels weird.

Newsvine - Newsvine Relaunches... Announcing Evergreen

Mike and the team have redesigned/realigned Newsvine with some nice customisation of the front page.

Twitter: Is Brevity The Next Big Thing? - Newsweek Steven Levy - MSNBC.com

A nicely succinct and surprisingly accurate article on Newsweek all about Twitter.

Newsvine - Hacking John McCain

John McCain stole Mike Davidson's bandwidth. This sounds like a job for .htaccessman.

The Morning News - South by South-BEST! by Todd Levin

Todd Levin of tremble.com pens a truly hilarious write-up of South by Southwest Interactive 2007.

After 221 years, the world’s leading newspaper shows off a fresh face - Comment - Times Online

The Times redesigns.

BuzzFeed

A new site for tracking what's hot and what's not.

Evening Standard Headline Crisis 2005 - a photoset on Flickr

All the hyperbole of Evening Standard headlines gathered together in one place. I have to say, Brighton's local rag, the Evening Argus, would have them beat for incomprehensibility and ridiculousness.

The New Wisdom of the Web - Next Frontiers - MSNBC.com

Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake are on the cover of Newsweek. How cool is that?

Newsvine - Comments on community

In a very meta move, I've seeded Newsvine with my post about comments (and Newsvine) with an eye to soliciting comments.

Rotation Of Earth Plunges Entire North American Continent Into Darkness | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Millions of eyewitnesses watched in stunned horror Tuesday as light emptied from the sky, plunging the U.S. and neighboring countries into darkness. As the hours progressed, conditions only worsened.

Buzzword Hell

Am I buzzword or not?

Oakland Tribune - Op-Ed

Send your battered old copy of 1984 to the Oakland Tribune. When they get 537 copies, they will be sent to every member of the House of Representatives and Senate.

BBC NEWS | Nick Robinson's Newslog

The Beeb is blogging on TypePad.

BBC NEWS | England | Merseyside | Tributes left for a dead chicken

Merseyside Police told the community on Monday to "stop grieving, it's only a chicken".

daily mail-o-matic

The Daily Mail headline generator.

BBC NEWS | In Depth | london explosions

BBC coverage of the bomb blasts in London

Flickr: The London Bomb Blasts Pool

A photo pool of pictures relating to the bomb blasts in London today.

Bomb blasts plunge London into chaos from Guardian Unlimited: Newsblog

The Guardian blog is keeping a running update on events in London.

7 July 2005 London bombings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Wikipedia entry on today's bombings is proving to be a valuable resource.

No more beating about the Bush from Guardian Unlimited: Newsblog

Amazing news! George Bush says, "Let's get rid of all subsidies together. Let's join hands as wealthy industrialised nations and say to the world, we're going to get rid of all our subsidies together."