About 35 people showed up for the course, only three of whom admitted blogging.
Did you know there’s a SLA Toronto Conference Blog? Very useful, with information and links, including info about driving into Canada (as I’ll be doing), currency exchange, and a link to a blog posting by our own Jessica Baumgart about internet access in conference hotels.
There’s even notice that the ferry from Rochester to/from Toronto doesn’t start running til June 17. Too bad. I had been hoping to take it, until I checked the story in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle that’s linked from the blog.
Anyone who’s going to the SLA conference next month in Toronto is invited to contribute reports from the News Division — or other — sessions to this blog. We would like it to be a place where people who can’t go to the conference can get news from it. Last year we posted photos, and comments and reports from several folks.
This year, neither Jessica nor I will be there the whole week so we can’t cover the main part of the conference.
So if you’d like to contribute, email Jessica or me (links in right-hand column) and we can set you up with a sign on. It’s fun and easy!
J and I will also be covering blogging in the Sunday CE course and we’ll be setting up some blogs from there. Keep an eye out!
Update on NewsliBlog’s Feedster RSS Feed
Unfortunately, while we were working on the problem today, I realized the search mechanism on the sidebar of the blog isn’t working. Upon investigating, Scott discovered it’s something on Feedster’s end, so he notified the appropriate person. Hopefully, the problem will be resolved soon.
Feedster, a search engine specializing in RSS and Atom feeds with lots of nifty tools, has awesome customer service. I appreciate their assistance and willingness to help a lot.
Regret The Error tracks errors in North American media and involving the media. A number of recent posts give examples of how political candidates misuse news quotes in their campaign materials.
The links on its right navbar go to online corrections for many news outlets, ombudspeople, and sources about journalism.