Because it’s the sound a lot of mobile devices make, and NewsPlink is meant to be informative and fun to read on a hand-held. As NewsPlink is able to adopt new technologies, the fun should evolve and increase — and improve.
Unlike most news sites, NewsPlink thinks news can come from anywhere, including you. (See the big red “Submit a Plink” button at the top right.) With our help, anybody with a good story can practice good journalism.
Some of us are refugee journalists from old-school news organizations. Some of us just have impressively tuned noses.
NewsPlink starts at about 3 minutes, 20 seconds. The entire clip is less than five minutes long.
The original source and KTVU’s written news story are here: “Democracy in Peril as Newspapers Crumble.”
Among our cast of thousands:
L.D. Kirshenbaum – Guiding Light and Bottlewasher
Gets giddy with a good story. A cleverly checkered past has informed political, investigative, and opinion pieces for the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Seattle Times, MSNBC.com and others.
Michael Perlstein – Gilt-Edged Contributing Editor, Writer and Photographer
Ask him about the time he ditched his car at the airport while being chased by an angry, inebriated South Louisiana sheriff. Michael’s coverage of crime, cops and corruption in New Orleans for the fabled Times-Picayune helped prepare him for the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, for which he won two honest-to-God Pulitzer Prizes.
Jain Lemos – Photo Editor
Jain has done time in front of and behind a camera, around the world and in Hollywood, shooting, speaking, and producing books, movies, and web sites. Her choice now? Us!
Andrew McDonald – Technology Swami
Sees beyond the circuit board. An evangelist for what “user experience” should really be about.
Mame McCutchin – Culture Counsel
So informed she is a licensed New York City tourist guide, yet she keeps watch on culture everywhere. Mame even took a mobile home across the country to inspect art in all its nooks and crannies. She’s written comfortably for both Star Magazine and NASA.
Debra Utacia Krol – Correspondent
Writes about anything: sports, politics, the environment. But nobody else comes close for “Rez” coverage. Based in Phoenix and a member of the Jolon Salinan Tribe, Debra keeps us apprised of happenings in the vast Native American community.
Gary Gartner – Consultant
Every enterprise needs a consultant. Gary is a veteran of the all-too-slick world of west coast politics and lobbying.
Sam Hohn – Intern, Promotions Manager
Sam is a business major at the University of Washington, and he wields his laptop like a sword. He is leading a daring charge to help bring news into the 21st, social-networking century. He is extraordinarily friendly, and enjoys traveling, cooking, and playing basketball.