University of Arizona: Kennerly Archive Acquired by UA Center for Creative Photography. “Spanning more than 50 years of history dating from 1965, the David Hume Kennerly archive features nearly 1 million images, prints, objects, memorabilia, correspondence and documents. It includes iconic portraits of U.S. presidents, world leaders, celebrities and individuals, as well as personal correspondence and mementos such as the helmet and cameras that Kennerly used while photographing the Vietnam War.”
College Media Network: 4 Places to Read Great Music Journalism. “In my role as instructor for College Media Network’s Music Journalism courses — which have now expanded to Basic and Advanced Courses — I’m always pushing my students to read as much music writing as possible, whether it be old or new. Here are four places you can dig into some of that great music writing right now…”
Nieman Lab: From live blogs to time capsules: How CNN is trying to put its breaking news into context. “Politico, The New York Times, and plenty of others publish liveblogs for elections and other major events, so this isn’t breaking news in itself, but CNN’s live story is a new tool spun up by the product team in the past year with pretty decent results so far.”
Los Angeles Times: Column: Facebook’s bogus video claims just cost it $40 million, but they caused much more damage. “Facebook doesn’t deserve all the blame for the carnage. The truth is that there was never a great deal of evidence to suggest that online users liked video much, especially when their goal was to obtain information. The impression that video was the coming thing was fueled by occasional clips that went viral. But these often were undernourishing curiosities, such as BuzzFeed’s famous 2016 exploding watermelon stunt (currently notched at 11 million views on Facebook).”
The Daily Beast: Real Housewives of Soccer Go to War Over Instagram Mole Hunt. “It was a lengthy investigation, one that was carefully planned and meticulously executed over the course of several months. And when the big reveal came, it was delivered in stunning style, with a sensational and dramatic denouement.” Filter it though I may, I usually spend time slogging through gossipy news stories and do not include them here. But I thought this was interesting, so let me be gossipy for one moment.
New York Times: When Social Media Becomes a Wartime Necessity. “How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Vivian Yee and Hwaida Saad, who report on the Middle East and are based in Beirut, Lebanon, discussed the tech they’re using.”
Online Journalism Blog: A guide to Slack for journalism students (and lecturers). “For a number of years I’ve been using Slack with students on both the MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism, and the MA in Data Journalism at Birmingham City University. As a new academic year begins, here are some tips I’ve picked up over the years – whether you are a lecturer considering integrating Slack into your teaching, or a student considering using it in a journalism project.”