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The Winnipeg Free Press’s cafe has increased reader engagement, helped social media efforts, and apparently made some fine sandwiches.
The open, walk-in-and-chat newsroom is still a rare commodity. In Connecticut, Journal Register’s The Register Citizen has been experimenting with open access to reporters via its news cafe. Other news organizations have hosted one-day news cafes or experimented with stationing single reporters in existing coffee shops.
In Winnipeg, the cafe hosts the paper’s online staff in a Free Press-branded full-service restaurant in the heart of the city’s busy Exchange District.
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This week’s Hyperlocal Voices interview looks at the long-running SE1 website, which boasts half a million visits every month. Despite being over 12 years old, the site remains at the cutting edge of online journalism, being among the first experimenters with the Google Maps API and Audioboo.
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"Here's one way of looking at what both Groupon and local news organizations do -- they put smart hard-working people into the field to keep tabs on what people in the community are doing. Some of what they are doing is robbing and killing each other, that's what news is interested in. Another part of what they're doing is buying from and selling to each other. Groupon is making huge bucks on that."
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"Sure, it would be great if you could hire one single person who could do everything. We call that “computer jesus” — and you need to accept the fact that there really are not many people in the world who can walk on water."
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'The discussion about journalism’s future so often focuses on Big Changes — Kill the print edition! Flips for everyone! Reinvent business models NOW! — that it’s easy to forget how simple innovation can be. 'Sometimes all you need is a few Tweets, a bunch of links, and some like-minded pioneers. 'That’s how a quiet revolution began in Washington state Wednesday. Four journalists spontaneously launched one of the first experiments in collaborative (or networked) link journalism to cover a major local story...'
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"The end of the newspaper era is the beginning of decentralized news reporting, where 'timeliness over quality' is the rule of the day. [...] millions of citizen journalists beating seasoned journalists to the punch by transmitting from the scene of the crime/crash/emergency/flood/fire/standoff, using only their cell phone. [...] With millions of iPhone owners out there who will all eventually know how to send live video, take great pictures and distribute instantly through the Internet with their cell phone, how many years will it be before the news is 90% crowd-sourced? -Kirk"