Study up for ONA: A guide to making the most from this session

Automating genius through tools: A practical look at streamlining production methods
We'll take a close look at how to maintain quality while freeing human minds and hands for more creativity and innovation. In other words, can we build a smarter shovel?
Participants: Ken Sands, Spokane Spokesman Review (moderator); Adrian Holovaty, washingtonpost.com; Amy Webb, Dragonfire; Ron Parsons, Yahoo! News

KEY SOURCES and ARTICLES

SAMPLER: AROUND THE ONLINE WORLD

FROM THE ACADEMY
The full versions of these papers, delivered at the August meeting of journalism educators, may be available on the AEJMC site this autumn. You could also contact the authors for more information.

Shovelcasting, talk radio and the weather: A content analysis of news podcasts • Vincent F. Filak, Ball State University • A two-tier content analysis of a collection of news podcasts revealed that these casts can be primarily divided into several radio news subgenres: talk, all news/headlines, sports and weather. Furthermore, the majority of these casts contain repurposed material that has been placed in this new medium without considering the medium’s benefits or limitations. While both newspapers and television stations rely heavily on repurposing, television news is significantly more likely to shovelcast than is print.