December’s Carnival of journalism

27 Nov

The Guardian Developer blog is going to be hosting December’s “Carnival of journalism.” Once a month a group of people interested in the future of journalism get together and write blog posts about the same topic, chosen by a different host each time. Previous topics have included using new tools and gadgets, the role of online video in the newsroom, Google+ and a carnival of #fail.

How does it work?

You can join the Carnival of Journalism by filling out this form. Or have a look at the Google Group. Simply write and publish a blog post on the stated deadline on the topic proposed, and let us know about it by leaving a comment below. We’ll then feature you in round-up blog post the week after the deadline, also on this blog.

THE TOPIC

With it being December, we thought we would adopt a Christmas theme for this month’s topic – and pick something, in keeping with being hosted by a Developer blog, that we could ask of both technologists and journalists.

If you are a journalist, what would be the best present from programmers and developers that Santa Claus could leave under your Christmas tree?

And, correspondingly, if you are a programmer or developer, what would be the best present from journalism that Father Christmas could deliver down your chimney?

Carnival day next month is going to be Friday 9 December – so get thinking about the topic, publish your blog post on the day, and pop a link into the comments below.

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18 Responses to “December’s Carnival of journalism”

  1. Raymond November 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Hi Digidave
    Carnival sounds really brilliant for Christmas.
    Lots of people wearing a Santa Claus Outfit having
    lots of fun! Best present for Christmas, just a peaceful
    day would be great with loved ones!

  2. Nicola Hughes December 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    My wish in comic strip form: http://wp.me/pYcqV-k5

  3. Clarisa Morales Roberts December 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    Love the snow plugin!

  4. Patrick Thornton December 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    This is my first Carnival of Journalism post under my new site, the Interchange Project.

    Journalism needs more journalists that appreciate programming and technology: http://interchangeproject.org/2011/12/09/jcarn-journalism-needs-more-journalists-that-appreciate-programming-and-technology/

  5. Steve Outing (@steveouting) December 10, 2011 at 1:08 am #

    Here’s my contribution (after missing the last couple Carnivals):
    http://steveouting.com/2011/12/09/carnivals-and-holiday-trees/

  6. Heather Billings December 10, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    Had to jump in on this at the last minute: http://heatherjaybillings.com/blog/2011/12/jcarn-i-see-what-you-did-there/

  7. Donica December 10, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    Still December 9 in the Pacific Time Zone…
    http://studentdev.jour.unr.edu/jeducation/2011/12/journalismpress/

    The most awesome gift I can image from a software developer is a WordPress-like publishing and collaborating platform designed for doing journalism.

  8. Alfred Hermida December 10, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    My Christmas wish is for programmers and developers to create tools and services that are invisible and enable journalists to focus on doing what they are best at, telling stories.

    http://www.reportr.net/2011/12/09/the-role-of-technology-in-journalism/

  9. Jacob Caggiano @futuresoup December 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    Here’s my post, trying to propose a good workflow for pulling and organizing semantic metadata (people, places, organizations, actions, etc.) from personal and collaborative research.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share!

    http://futuresoup.com/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-semantic-metadata/

  10. Jessica December 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Here’s my (admittedly late) post: All I want for Christmas is a better CMS, and a programming to journalism translator. Because I love programmers and they do awesome stuff, but I have no idea how to talk to them.

    http://curiousontheroad.com/2011/12/from-journalist-to-programmer-give-us-better-a-cms/

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