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, [...]
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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 MassWednesday, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
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.
Bill Dedman, owner of the Power Reporting: Resources for journalists is offering the website for anyone who take it over: “If a university journalism program or nonprofit association is interested in using this domain as an aid to journalists or journalism, drop me a line. Contact Bill Dedman. I don’t think whoever takes over the [...]
The June 4, 2009 issue of The New York Observe has an article called ABC News Shuttering In-House Library in Favor of ‘Digital Research Facility’; Looking To Donate Print Materials: “Today, yet another bricks-and-mortar media bibliothèque fell victim to the digital age.” “This afternoon, in an email to his staff, David Westin, the president of [...]