American readers are clearly embracing our open approach to journalism, and our commitment to interactive storytelling. Their voices and engagement have been key ingredients in shaping and driving the content and in our overall success.
—Guardian U.S. editor-in-chief Janine Gibson. The Guardian said its U.S. traffic exceeded 11.8 million unique visitors in October, up six percent from last year. It pulled ahead of BBC News for the first time since the new United States homepage unveiling in September 2011.
The Columbia River in Timelapse. Gorgeous.
- Mr. Menken: “Mr. Draper, my daughters presence here should let you know that I’m not against change. And let us assume this is the most amazing thing in retail since buy-one-get-one-free. I still don’t understand why we have to throw out the baby out with the water. Can’t I keep what I have and just build on it?“
- Don Draper: “Well, honestly the unpleasant truth is you don’t have anything. Your customers cannot be depended on anymore. Their lives have changed. They’re prosperous. Over the years they’ve developed new tastes. They’re like your daughter: educated, sophisticated. They know full well what they deserve.”
“I’ve been looking to Wayne Gretzky as my compass for digital and social media in the sense that Wayne Gretzky’s secret about why he was a great hockey player is he would say, ‘I go to where the puck is going.’”
“So that’s sort of the idea, right? I think you need to be connected to the audience and if we’re going to be growing in the future, demographically, we need to go where the people are going and not be part of the pack… we have to go there or its kind of extinction down the road.”
—National Public Radio’s new CEO, Gary Knell on why he believes digital and social are the future of NPR.
dan lefkowitz, the low anthem, john heart jackie, blind pilot. post-farmer’s market front yard hang out. how portland.
[Sohaib] Athar is not a citizen journalist simply because he wondered about something on Twitter. Rather, he’s a citizen journalist because when he came across an unusual event, he acted in a journalistic manner.
—Poynter’s Steve Myers weighs the differences between witnesses, journalists and citizen journalists. A thoughtful read: Why the man who tweeted Osama bin Laden raid is a citizen journalist. (via washingtonpostinnovations)