An editor tells reporters to invest less time and copy in their stories. Another is fired for failing to force her reporters to work with sponsors. The changes at Reuters and the New York Times are not encouraging moments for quality journalism.

Image by renaissancechambara In Washington, polls and surveys drive policy decisions, particularly around campaign season. For a presidential election, Gallup polls are considered accurate within four points, and this has yet to be proven wrong. However, several online polls and surveys last week did produce highly questionable results, and in once case, was outed as a hoax tarnishing the Microsoft […]

Due to the late release of Welcome to the Fifth Estate, the opportunity to coincide the book with last Spring’s speaking engagements was lost. In lieu of a book tour, it seemed appropriate to go on a blog tour. The following nine blog posts are Fifth Estate themed social media pieces about different subject threads in the book. Thank you […]

Welcome to the Fifth Estate is officially available for purchase today. What better way to kick things off than a video from Mashable Editor in Chief and author of the book’s introduction Adam Ostrow? In this short two minute video Adam expands on a couple of trends discussed in the introduction: What the rise of Netflix and other online video […]

When I woke up this morning the following pitch was waiting for me in my email… Hi Geoff – I hope all is well. I’m a fan of your writing and share the same area of focus. I started Pinkdingo.com, which we launched in Beta form in March and are now overhauling with a very specific focus that will differentiate […]

My column last week on Mashable tied together overarching themes from mega charity events like Twestival, 12for12k, Tweetsgiving and CrisisCamps. To get the information, I interviewed the four organizers cited in the article. Each interview was fantastic and informative in its own right. So with my editor’s blessing I am publishing the unedited interview source material over the next couple […]

My column last week on Mashable tied together overarching themes from mega charity events like Twestival, 12for12k, Tweetsgiving and CrisisCamps. To get the information, I interviewed the four organizers cited in the article. Each interview was fantastic and informative in its own right. So with my editor’s blessing I am publishing the unedited interview source material over the next couple […]

As part of my participation in the AppMakr launch, I was given the opportunity to create my own iPhone application! The resulting application is the Greenversation app, which gathers the latest posts from my favorite environmental information resources. You can download the Greenversation app from the iTunes store now. I originally compiled the list for a Live Earth/Blog Action day […]

Warning: There‚Äôs significant profanity in this podcast. On episode 13, we discussed Twitter and its new Lists feature. Because there’s a lot of conjecture about the new Twitter Lists feature, Richard and I put on our professional hats and broke it down. Then we asked, why are we so obsessed with Twitter. We also had Google chatter. Here’s a breakdown: […]

One of my most recent cause-oriented speeches was at last month’s Mashable Social Good Conference. The Summer of Good campaign, which raised a total of more than $55,000 equally benefiting LiveSTRONG, The Humane Society, WWF, and Oxfam America, came to a close at the Social Good Conference on August 28th, 2009. In addition to the above video, below find my […]