Podcast about front pages.
This is where the newsroom is headed, imho: Hypercamp.
Doc Searls: Let’s pull news out of its hole.
The owner of a French newspaper wants to turn it into a media hub, with TV station, start-up incubator, cultural center and cafe. The reporters are unhappy! But it's a great idea. Bring the people into the newsroom. Break down the walls. It's painful to learn you're no longer elite. But that's reality with news reporting in 2014. The NY Times report is skeptical. But look who's writing it.
How are we going to get stories where regular people can have good ideas, and communicate them to other people. Forget about the big corporations. They have plenty of ways to get the same story out through cloistered newsrooms. I'll hear about what they do, not worried about that.
Also, this is how we get from the current library-like newsroom to what I think of as the ideal, hypercamp. Or as close to ideal as I can imagine until the real thing boots up.
All around us these days a new kind of blogging is booting up, created by Twitter's 140-character limit. If you have something to say and it doesn't fit, put it in a GIF and link to that from the tweet. Twitter will show everyone the image, without them having to go anywhere.
PS: A future James Burke is going to have a great time with this.