Matt Baume

Writer and photographer in San Francisco, specializing in media, LGBT issues, and the environment.


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Meet VidCaster: The Mr. Potato Head of video platforms

Is VidCaster a platform, a publishing medium, or a type of glue? It can be hard to wrap your head around just what it is, and more importantly, what it means for news.

The company, headquartered in San Francisco, makes … Read more

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Storify’s best uses turn news into conversations

Mid-term elections, cities crippled by snow, a homicide epidemic, and hundreds of bicycles materializing in the middle of late-night traffic — they’re not just news stories, they’re ongoing experiences.

That led Burt Herman, a former AP bureau chief and correspondent, … Read more

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Journalism emerging technology showcase focuses on right time, right place content

Could 2011 be journalism’s Year of Context? A showcase of emerging news technology in San Francisco highlighted four start-ups that specialize in placing content where it makes the most sense.

The show-and-tell was hosted by Hacks/Hackers, an informal group … Read more

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10 Ways to Attract Younger News Consumers

Won’t somebody please think of the children? Well, OK, maybe not the children — but young people, at least.

That’s just what Christopher Sopher has done with his research project, “Younger Thinking.” It’s a meta-analysis of available data about the … Read more

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YouTube Connects San Francisco TV Station with Citizen Journalists

There’s a brand new videographer at KGO-TV in San Francisco: you.

As part of its ongoing “uReport” effort to solicit user-submitted content, the ABC station is now working directly with YouTube and taking advantage of its YouTube DirectRead more

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7 Ways to Use Facebook to Merge News with the Social Web

Although many news organizations know they should incorporate Facebook into their social media strategies, so far they’ve had to rely on independent consultants to tell them what works. This week, however, Facebook outlined best practices on how news … Read more

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How the Semantic Web Can Connect News and Make Stories More Accessible

Tom Tague isn’t content to let an article just be an article. “How do I take a chunk of text,” he asked, “and turn it into a chunk of data?”

He was speaking Thursday night at a panel discussion hosted Read more

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Code Sprint Yields Important Lessons for iPad News Apps

At a conference last weekend for developers of iPad news apps, organizer Burt Herman posed an unexpected question: “How can we make news more like finger-painting?” he asked.

He was responding to a point made by Jennifer Bove of Kicker Read more

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