Hauling a tool chest of ideas back from Missouri



The speed version of the better part of last week during my stay in Saint Louis. My hotel was just across the street from the arch, but, unfortunately, I never made it to it.

Here are some resources and thought-starters from the Associated Press Managing Editors "Inspiration Starts Here" conference.

Amy Webb did a rapid fire presentation on trends to watch. Val Hoeppner leveraged off Webb's list of trends with a blog post with a list of cool resources and tools of particular interest to journalists and another set of resources was added to the APME09 twitter stream by the Journalists Toolbox.

And then there were three great innovations.

Jill Geisler of the Poynter Institute had some advice for managing change in a presentation called You're Not Crazy, Clueless or Cruel; You're Managing Change. She had some links:


Kurt Greenbaum and Jack LailThere was a great update on APME Online Credibility Workshops. Michele McLellan blogged on one intriguing aspect being looked at in the credibility projects: When to unpublish news. Kathy English, public editor at the Toronto Star, is heading that effort and has produced this white paper called "The Longtail of News."

And, oh yeah, there was the panel that Kurt Greenbaum of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and I were on involving social media tools.

(Video by AP's Tim Donnelly. Flickr photo by Kyle Spradley).