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We’ve relaunched journalisted.com

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A few days ago we released a new version of journalisted.com.

Why? Because…

We discovered that, for a lot of journalists, their journalisted profile is becoming a bit like an online CV, so we wanted to give each journalist an opportunity to add stuff to his/her own page. Stuff like:

Articles from publications we don’t cover

Journalisted automatically adds all articles published in the national press or on the BBC to a journalist’s profile. But many journalists have written articles for other publications. We can’t find everything a journalist has written, so we figured it was much better to let people put up articles themselves

Biographical details

If you’re on journalisted you can now also indicate where you’ve worked, what qualifications you have, what books you’ve written, and what awards you’ve won (e.g. see Graham Norwood’s profile)

Links

… and links to your blog, your website, your Wikipedia page, etc.…

Contact details

You can also put up your email address, your twitter name, your phone number, and – if you want – your correspondence address (and edit them if they change)

Journalists you admire

You can even link to other journalists you admire… because recommendations make the web go round and give everyone something to talk about

More information gives the rest of us more to go on

Of course, giving journalists the opportunity to add information has significant benefit for the rest of us too. It gives us more context, more background, and a better indication of where the journalist is coming from. It should take us closer to our aim, to help people answer the question; ‘how do I know this journalist knows what they’re talking about?’.

If a journalist is commenting on global warming it can be helpful, for example, to know if they have a background in science, if they’ve won any awards in science journalism, and if they’ve written any books about global warming.

It also means if you want to contact a journalist – to follow up on a story or offer them employment – say – then you’ve got all their details.

Even though we’re yet to do any marketing of the new site, over 75 journalists have already claimed their profile, and the number is growing every day (for example, see Michael Hewitt’s profile, or Lisa Kjellson, or Bertan Budak or Michel Rose).

If you are featured on journalisted.com and would like to claim your profile, you can find your page by searching here. If you’re a journalist but not yet featured on journalisted, fear not – within the next few weeks we’ll be enabling any journalist to create their own profile, and add links to their work.

If you like journalisted and want to express your appreciation by making a donation to its upkeep (journalisted.com is free and funded by donations and foundations to the Media Standards Trust) we’d be most grateful.

Written by Martin Moore

April 9th, 2010 at 10:26 am

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New New Journalisted now live

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Hooray! We’ve just launched a *new, improved, fresh faced Journalisted (www.journalisted.com)*. Apart from looking cleaner and more well scrubbed, we’ve added a bunch of stuff to the new site to make it – we hope – that much more useful:

- *Compare journalists who write similar articles*. Our clever semantic search tool compares the articles of all national news journalists and identifies journalists who write stories about similar subjects. Andrew Grice (The Independent), Andrew Sparrow (The Guardian), and Andrew Porter (The Daily Telegraph) – for example – as well as sharing the same first name, also all write about Westminster politics. Richard Littlejohn, Peter McKay, Peter Oborne, Macer Hall and others all tend to write trenchant pieces on the government and Gordon Brown. Charlie Brooker, who writes a TV and a feature column, pens pieces similar to Anna Pickard and Sam Wollaston (the TV ones) but also Paul Carr and Hugo Rifkind (the technology and features types stuff). It gets even more fun if you do one degree of separation but that’s for those with far too much time on their hands

- *Read similar articles by other journalists*. Click on an article and you can not only see people who are blogging about it or commenting on it, but read similar articles by other journalists. This is meant to help in three ways: (1) You can compare facts – e.g. on swine flu cases, on political revelations, crime etc (2) You can compare opinions – about books, people or politics, (3) You can see who is churning out press releases (because their articles will bear a remarkable similarity to wire copy in other papers)

- *Link to more biographical info*. We’ve made it alot easier for journalists – and the public – to send us more links to Wikipedia pages, Facebook profiles, Twitter accounts, you name it. And we’re going to encourage people to send links to prizes won, books written etc.

- *Articles from other publications*. The old site only covered the national press and the BBC. Though we don’t automatically add any additional articles on the new site journalists can now send us articles published in other publications – to better represent their output

There’s some more new stuff – and alot more in the pipeline – but I’ll let you find that for yourself.

If you’ve got any thoughts on how we can make the site better – or if you find any glitches we haven’t spotted – please let me know (by commenting here or emailing me at martin DOT moore AT mediastandardstrust DOT org).

Written by Martin Moore

June 12th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

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