Speaking this Weekend: Link Journalism

October 17, 2008

If you haven’t been following me on twitter, you probably don’t know about my speaker session this Saturday at BarCamp Nashville. I’ll be talking specifically about “link journalism,” which I intentionally used since it was the latest buzz word created by the New York Times. (If that’s the term people will identify with then I’m OK with using it.) I wrote about the practice of linking to sources on NewAssignment.net (to the credit of social web genius Muhammad Saleem) and ever since then I’ve been convinced it was essential to modern journalism.

I don’t want to be the only one talking either. If you’ve got questions or examples of how you’re using it then by all means cut me off. I just want to get more people thinking about linking to other sites while writing or reporting.

Where: Sommet Center – Downtown Nashville
Date: October 18, 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 3:25 p.m. (Length is only 20-25 min.)

Part of my pitch from the BarCamp Nashville Site:

How often do you link to a source when it’s mentioned in a blog post? How about when you use jargon in a paragraph — do you drop a URL pointing to Urban Dictionary.com? These are the kinds of things that are now possible in today’s world of article writing, news gathering and the emerging trend known as “link journalism.”  The best part about link journalism is that anyone can do it, no degree required. All you need is some technology, the Internet and the desire to provide the best information available.

Please come and share your knowledge…Please!.