ORB – Oregonian Research Blog

January 27, 2009

Susan Gage on Think Out Loud

Filed under: journalism,Oregonlive,podcast,Public Broadcasting — Lynne @ 4:28 pm

As news goes online what happens to journalism? How do consumer habits change? OPB’s Think Out Loud asks the questions.

Suzi Steffen from the Eugene Weekly and adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication and John Yemma editor of The Christian Science Monitor also weigh in.


August 22, 2008

Dipity Wilco Timeline

Dipity is an interactive timeline sharing website. Timelines can be created from scratch or by grabbing a feed (blogger, twitter, RSS).

Timeline entries can contain text, video, photos, or maps.

Viewing timelines can be tricky. The default view is a left to right scrolling view, but depending on the computer or browser you use you may or may not have a scroll bar. If you don’t have a scroll bar, you can drag the timeline, use your mouse scroll, or view full screen. Flipbook view is another option.

Dipity has also created some cool mashups. TimeTube uses your supplied word or phrase, then searches YouTube and generates a timeline based on the video creation dates. Tickr generates an interactive timeline using Flickr.

Anyone can create an account and build a timeline.  Dipity also allows mulitiple editors to work on a timeline. Here is a link to one I created for the band Wilco. The timeline is also available on OregonLive.

May 30, 2008

Oregonlive gets a significant bump in traffic.

Filed under: articles,Oregonlive,ratings — Lynne @ 7:52 pm

The Top 30 Newspaper Web sites in April
By Jennifer Saba
Published: May 29, 2008 12:29 PM ET

April was a kind month to the top 30 newspaper Web sites, when comparing traffic stats from a year ago. Only seven sites reported declines. And monthly traffic at The Dallas Morning News, Politico, and OregonLive.com (The Oregonian in Portland) rose significantly, according to new data from Nielsen Online.The Dallas Morning News’ monthly uniques surged 88% in April, compared to the same month a year ago. At OregonLive.com, which did not make the top 30 list in March, traffic advanced 63%. The Politico drew about 1.7 million uniques, up 67%. FULL ARTICLE.

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