Monthly Archives: March 2013

My ‘interesting reads’ roundup (weekly)

Could the great commenting free for all actually make it harder for journalists to do their jobs? | David Higgerson David Higgerson considers some of the (myriad) ways online comments cause difficulties, including giving those characters who prefer not to … Continue reading

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An unnecessary parting shot

I had a bit of a think before adding to the Allyson Bird ‘Why I Left News’ discussion. If you haven’t read it, the link will take you to a post that obviously comes from the heart about a decision … Continue reading

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My ‘interesting reads’ roundup (weekly)

An Open Letter to Google: Google Alerts Broken The Financial Brand loves its Google Alerts, and it is Not Happy that they are broken with no fix in sight. In this information packed post, it sets out why we should … Continue reading

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How we’re landscaping flat earth news with social media

I’ve been reading the latest Pew report on American Journalism ‘The State of the News Media 2013’ (overview here).It’s a piece of work that, for those of us in print or broadcast. won’t inspire a great deal of joy. But, … Continue reading

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My ‘interesting reads’ roundup (weekly)

When People Write for Free, Who Pays? This Gawker article deals with the Nate Thayer/Atlantic fallout but also poses a number of questions that pertain more towards the ‘free interns’ debate. When does work experience become free labour, and how … Continue reading

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My ‘interesting reads’ roundup (weekly)

10 Newspapers that Do It Right 2013 “If the industry has come to learn anything from the Great Recession, it’s that we produce a product, a product that needs to be marketed just as well as — if not better … Continue reading

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Tweeting and filming council meetings? Oh, go on then….

The Daily Post’s Right to Tweet campaign continues to roll forward (we even made Roy Greenslade‘s blog) but since we’ve launched it there have been a number of other instances of newspaper journalists and councillors falling foul of the ‘can … Continue reading

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My ‘interesting reads’ roundup (weekly)

Facebook Workers Try to Spend Less Than 1 Second Determining Whether Content Is ‘Appropriate’ From The Atlantic’s piece on an article by Emily Bazelon’ – a good glimpse inside the beast that is Facebook “Sullivan cycled through the complaints with … Continue reading

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