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I’m my own best customer

Who do I think the typical user of my site would be and what are they looking for?

Well, considering that I’m in this program and that I’ve been a frequent user of these kinds of tutorials over the years, I guess I would be User 0 for this site.
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Multimedia knowledge base

Final Project abstract:

I want to build a site that would serve as a knowledge base for anyone interested in using interactive tools. The guide would be designed primarily for use by journalists — professional or citizen — but would be useful for anyone interested in using multimedia in communications vehicles. The site would be built by soliciting content from experts in various fields, asking them to share their best tips, tricks and instructional material, with links to their original material or Web sites. While lots of great information and instruction is available on the Internet now, it generally resides on niche sites. This site would be designed as a sort of “best of” collection.

Site lines

I was expecting this to be the toughest part of this week’s assignments, but I think I may have come up with at least a couple of ideas that I’d like to spend time pursuing. Here are some thoughts: Read the rest of this entry »

A note on Nieman


A blog I’ve been following for a while (mostly through its Facebook and Twitter posts) is the Nieman Journalism Lab‘s blog, which is a product of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. On its “about” page, it says:

The Nieman Journalism Lab is an attempt to help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age.

and, as I mentioned in the first post, I’m all about that. Along with industry-specific observations, there are posts and links to stories about interactive media in general. It’s become a daily read.

A post today called “Micropayments and the power of free” is especially interesting because it references Chris Anderson’s book “Free,” which I’ve been listening to, in connection with a pricing experiment for an iPhone app, which I’m hoping will be on the drawing board for my publication sooner than later.