Interesting piece by Martin Belam about anonymous comments and community. A community manager knows who the majority of commenters are, or at least their email addresses anyway. Sometimes a web name frees people to say what they want with a cloak of anonymity, particularly if they're a public figure. Looking back though newspapers from the 1930s etc. anonymous web-style pseudonyms were commonplace.
Bergens Tidende, in Bergen, Norway, has used road administration data to map traffic accidents. Stories developed with interviews with victims' families. Killing Roads became a massive editorial project.
Matthew Eltringham looks at the discussion between Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) and NPR's Andy Carvin )(@acarvin) about social media use in journalism and curation, for the BBC College of Journalism Blog.
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