Nick Jones, former BBC political correspondent, joined panellists Iain Dale and Paul Staines aka Guido Fawkes at the Foregin Press Association yesterday, where the impact of new media on newsgathering and reporting was discussed. Further to Dale’s comments on blogging and political journalism, Jones added that audio and video material appearing on newspaper websites is ’stretching journalism in the way it should be stretched’. “Newspapers are making money out of video and audio. They are buying up exclusive material obtained in dubious circumstances – but it is getting good ratings,” said Jones. via Nick Jones: Newspapers approach to video gives them exclusive edge | Editors’ Blog.

Quoting Rich Gordon from his post: If the survival of journalism depends on technology innovation, one or more of three things will have to happen: 1. Journalists will learn technology development; 2. Technology developers will learn journalism; 3. Journalists and technology professionals will learn to collaborate. via MediaShift Idea Lab . Pulitzer Validates Journalism-Technology Collaborations | PBS.

Absolutely hilarious that the 4chan community games the Time poll to get moot as the most influential person on the planet, but insanely bad play by Time’s ME in managing the issue:’s managing editor Josh Tyrangiel tries to defuse criticism by admitting that the poll is meaningless. He says, “I would remind anyone who doubts the results that this is an Internet poll. Doubting the results is kind of the point.” Woah, there cowboy. Let’s think about that message in the context of “interactive journalism” and “online community.” You’re asking your readers/users for input on something, and then telling them that you think their input is “meaningless.” Ouch. Saying something like that and not realizing what it means says[…]

Counterpoint: Putting ‘Media’ Back Into Social Media – Advertising Age – DigitalNext. Last week Josh Bernoff suggested we need to nix the phrase “social media”; this week Ian Schafer suggests that’s the wrong approach. Instead, he argues, expand the definition of “media” to include social.

MIT Comparative Media Studies: CMS News Archive. Chris Claremont is best known for his 17 year unbroken run on the X-Men comic series — a feat in world building that has supported many uses, from comics to movies to video games and more. Now Chris is returning to that world, with a new comics series titled X-Men Forever. This time, the rules are different. Mr. Claremont addressed thoughts and considerations that go into building a world that can support years of use, and variations. How has the concept of world-building changed over time? What is the purpose of continuity? Multiplicity? How to take into account growth and risk, and play outside the rules. Questions and answers followed.