Archive for the 'News Librarianship' Category

The (new) Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Journalism Entering the Digital Era

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

After hearing through the family grapevine that the new version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is worth seeing, I caught it last night at LSC at MIT for free. What my family didn’t tell me that I’ll tell you is that the “real life” parts of the movie are completely different from the […]

Liz Donovan: Infomaniac Behind the News

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

I can’t help sharing this tale with you. Besides, Liz would love that I blogged it! While doing a search in Google tonight for something somewhat random, a link to Infomaniac: Behind the News popped up in the first page of search results. I gasped. Liz Donovan’s blog is still out there. Her words are […]

SLA, 7/17: Kee Malesky and Bobby Schrott: Aligning Resources for Maximum Insight

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

LexisNexis’ Bobby Schrott introduced the session by explaining the fascinating conversations he and NPR’s Kee Malesky have had led him to think he wanted to bring the conversation to a broader audience of content lovers. He provided some background on NPR, it’s use of content, and the role the librarians play regarding information consumption, preservation, […]

“Do You Know Anyone in TV or Radio?”

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

A lady from one of those TV and radio ratings companies called to see if I would participate in their survey. As part of the screening, she asked “Do you know anyone in TV or radio?” “Yes.” After a startled pause, “What do you mean?” “I know more than a thousand people. Of course, I […]

Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy in America’s Libraries April 6-7, 2011 MIT Cambridge Mass

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Journalism That Matters, the American Library Association, the MIT Center For Future Civic Media, the Media Giraffe Project, New England News Forum and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Project are holding a two day event called Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy in America’s Libraries on April 6-7, 2011 at the MIT Center For Future […]

NPR Librarian Publishes Book, Featured on Radio Shows (e.g. Talk of the Nation Today, 10/28)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Snagging a few minutes to catch up on email brought me to a Newslib post announcing NPR librarian Kee Malesky will be on today’s (10/28) national radio call-in show Talk of the Nation to discuss her new book All Facts Considered. Rumor has it she’ll be on during the second hour*, which begins around 3 […]

Some Librarians Were Meant to be Seen

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Who is that handsome man? How can I get a job like that? Chris Hardesty has done some pretty nifty things in his career, including this interview. A news librarian for many years, he presently wrangles electronic information for The Wall Street Journal. Go, Chris! (Those of you who know me well know I might […]

Analysis of Changes in News Libraries

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Toby Pearlstein and James Matarazzo, colleges in the Boston SLA community, write about the transition in media libraries in a recent Information Today. Thanks, Garrett, for the FYI.

Endangered Species: News librarians are a dying breed Columbia Journalism Review

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Craig Silverman of the Columbia Journalism Review wrote a very good article on news librarians called Endangered Species: News librarians are a dying breed: “When it comes to the layoffs and buyouts that have hit newspapers over the last couple of years, copy editors seem to be the most at risk of losing their jobs. […]

Ann Arbor District Library and Ann Arbor News Work Toward Digitization

Friday, December 11th, 2009

The Ann Arbor District Library received some of the Ann Arbor News’ archives when the newspaper ceased publication this summer. The organizations involved are working toward an agreement for a digitization project—a move some people hope will be a model for libraries and papers in similar situations.