Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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The skills one needs to master modern online story-telling

Federic Filloux, Paris-based editor with the Norwegian group Schibsted, passed along these points to some j-students in Paris. From Monday Note: (posted May 10; seen first on Twitter) Five things should be considered when training journalists, whether in schools or in companies. Production skills. Scripting, staging a story are now key elements in modern journalistic […]

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Some NYT stuff on Twitter

The NYT offers up a May 6 article on the basics of Twittering, and one on how the wunderkind social messaging platform appears to be losing steam. Here’s the May 10 NYT brief on Twitter’s relatively low retention rate: … A report from Nielsen Online suggests that most users are tempted by Twitter’s novelty, then lose interest. […]

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Twitter favourites for Sunday, May 10

Some stuff that I deemed worthy of 'starring' today on Twitter. NiemanLab“Micropayments” and premium subscriptions coming to The Wall Street Journal Online http://tr.im/kZIW (via @carr2n)about 3 hours ago from HootSuite      mathewirecommended: Gaurav Mishra has a framework for understanding social media that he calls the 4C framework — http://bit.ly/YrKWBabout 6 hours ago from TweetDeck      […]

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Wall Street Journal website to venture into micropayments

From the Financial Times: (seen via Twitter) News Corp is planning to introduce micro-payments for individual articles and premium subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal’s website this year, in a milestone in the news industry’s race to find better online business models. “A sophisticated micro-payments service” will launch this autumn, Robert Thomson, editor-in-chief of Dow […]

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