Punching Down - Episode 15

What is the fundamental unit of journalism? Is it a particle or a wave? And what does Operation Thunderdome mean for the future of news?

This week, we’re back inside a glass box inside the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library to discuss these questions, and we’re joined by special guest and loyal listener George Kelly, an online coordinator working for the Contra Costa Times.

Besides talking about some of the digital tools he likes (Twitter, Cover It Live), does not like (Storify) and seems neutral about (Facebook), George reflects on his career as an online journalist. He also explains why he’s skipping that thing in Austin, Texas.

Eve, meanwhile, would like you to give us a candid photo of someone drinking their morning coffee while reading a newspaper other than the fucking New York Times.

Please send your pic to punchingdown@gmail.com and maybe we’ll publish it on the Tumblr!

You can find George Kelly online in various places including allaboutgeorge.com, notherethere.com and @allaboutgeorge on Twitter.

Thanks, George!!

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