Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman is an award-winning journalist and author. A weekly columnist for Columbia Journalism Review, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Globe And Mail, Montreal Gazette, Toronto Star, Harvard’s Nieman Reports and Editor & Publisher online, among other publications. He is the founder and editor of Regret The Error, a website that reports on media accuracy, errors and corrections, and the author of "Regret the Error: How Media Mistakes Pollute the Press and Imperil Free Speech," which won the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism from the National Press Club. Based in Montreal, his personal site is CraigSilverman.ca.

by Craig Silverman

Location: Washington, DC The annual conference of the Online News Association gathers in Washington, D.C. this year. Sessions focus on topics such as apps, data visualization, comments, design, and search, among others. > Event website more »

by Craig Silverman

“Welcome to the conference where journalism supposedly doesn’t know it’s supposed to be dead.” Those were the welcoming words from Online News Association executive director Jane McDonnell as she opened the 2010 Online News Association Conference. Many of the top people in online journalism in the Unites States, Canada and other countries are in Washington, [...] more »

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Click here to read the entire series Tony Clement, the federal minister of industry in the current Conservative Canadian government, was home having dinner with his family one Saturday night in July when a woman began banging on their door. She frantically asked for help, saying her friend was drowning in the nearby river. Clement, [...] more »

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Lifespan of a tweet Study finds most retweets happen within first hour A decade of blog-based media Om Malik reflects in wake of TechCrunch sale Newspapers invest in Ongo News aggregator/sharing site raises $12 million from NYT, WaPo, Gannett Questioning personalization Study finds not everyone wants personalized news experience Abrams on path to profits Publisher [...] more »

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AOL buys TechCrunch Price could be $25 million to $40 million with earnout Gladwell knocks Twitter Doesn’t believe social media can do social good Online publishers optimistic Report from AOP find revenue rising, apps on fire Denton down on Twitter % Gawker honcho says Twitter “too elite”; profile of Gawker’s ad sales whiz% Community news [...] more »

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New Forbes.com Redesign of site comes with launch of Forbes 400 list Remarkable iPhone review A blind person evaluates the device, future of accessibility News parasites That’s what former WaPo editor Len Downie Jr. calls HuffPo, others SixApart, VideoEgg merge Create new company, SAY Media Future of the book As envisioned by IDEO more »

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AOL’s Patch goes to J-school Partners with 13 journalism programs Hoder could face death penalty Global Voices reports on fate of Hossein Derakhshan 10 ways journalism is being reinvented New report from International Press Institute Digg trying to recover Falling traffic + unhappy users = trouble Real-time journalism Lessons learned from the #Discovery hostage incident more »

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Location: San Francisco, Calif. This event promises “in-depth case studies from the nuts and bolts, to microblogging and maintaining online communities.” Speakers include executives from NASCAR, Cisco Systems, and the American Marketing Association. > Conference website more »

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New Twitter Dual column display, media embedding and other features Knight-Batten Awards handed out Winners include ProPublica, Longshot, Ushahidi Apple taking a big cut? Mercury News: Apple wants 30 percent of subscriptions 60 Minutes extended online New site, 60MinutesOvertime.com, to feature additional content Design and the News Lessons from former NYTimes.com design director Khoi Vinh more »

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Location: San Jose, Calif. This long running event is where entrepreneurs go to pitch their wares, and where established players launch new products. Demo bills itself “the premier launch event with a 20-year track record of successfully identifying and delivering the world’s most innovative new products and services to the market.” > Conference website more »