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Carolinebeavon : The new news deadlines -... Online Journalism Blog - Flock. Exploring a new, more dynamic way of reading news with Living St. Posted by Neha Singh, Software Engineer, and Josh Cohen, Senior Business Product Manager[cross-posted from the Official Google Blog] There's been no shortage of talk recently about the "future of news.

Exploring a new, more dynamic way of reading news with Living St

" Should publishers charge for news online? How do they replace lost sources of revenue such as classified ads? Libel Reform – Bad Science - Flock. Yesterday morning I helped to launch the libel reform campaign in parliament with Index on Censorship, English PEN and Sense About Science.

Libel Reform – Bad Science - Flock

To be fair, the best line came the day before at the celeb launch from Alexei Sayle, who explained that he was once sued for libel by someone, and it cost over £100,000 to defend: “it would have been cheaper”, he explained, “if I’d just stabbed the f*cker.” The report is extremely good and I encourage you to read it here: OnlineJournalism. Content Farms: Why Media, Blogs & Google Should Be Worried. I've been writing a lot about so-called 'content farms' in recent months - companies like Demand Media and which create thousands of pieces of content per day and are making a big impact on the Web.

Content Farms: Why Media, Blogs & Google Should Be Worried

Both of those two companies are now firmly inside the top 20 Web properties in the U.S., on a par with the likes of Apple and AOL. Big media, blogs and Google are all beginning to take notice. Chris Ahearn, President of Media at Thomson Reuters, recently published an article on how journalism can survive in the Internet age. UK Aggregator NewsNow Dumps Newspapers After They Demand Payment. Back in October, we wrote about how various newspapers, under the auspices of the "Newspaper Licensing Agency" were threatning NewsNow, a UK news aggregator that is (in my experience) one of the more comprehensive aggregators out there, but which only shows headlines and links to full stories.

UK Aggregator NewsNow Dumps Newspapers After They Demand Payment

It's difficult to see how that would be a copyright violation in anyone's definition of the term or why that should require any kind of license. The NLA gave NewsNow until last week to "comply" and according to the folks over at the Nieman Lab, NewsNow has decided to bid adieu to those sources rather than pay up: Online - E-Media Tidbits. Some time ago I was interviewed via e-mail for an article and, as I often do, after providing answers to the nine questions, I asked the following: “Mind if I republish these answers in full on my blog after the piece goes live?”

It turned out that the journalist actually did mind. In fact, in the correspondence that followed, the journalist explicitly refused me permission to publish my own answers before changing her mind and saying I could — but without the accompanying questions she had supplied.


An online journalist's 10 resolutions for 2010. We’ve talked often on this site over the past 12 months about what online journalists (and journalism entrepreneurs!)

An online journalist's 10 resolutions for 2010

Should be doing to both prepare themselves for the changes coming to our field, as well as to take advantage of the changes already here. Now, at year’s end, let’s remind ourselves of 10 things that we can do in 2010 to help keep journalism vital in our readers’ lives… and keep our careers in journalism alive at the same time. 1. Make your website more mobile-friendly Everyone I’ve spoken with in the industry this year about this has reported the same thing: The percentage of readers accessing their websites on mobile devices is increasing. You don’t have to build a smart phone app, or even a separate mobile version of your website, to serve the mobile audience. Marian Salzman: 'Local will be the new global' - Online, Media -

But Salzman, writer, advertising executive, global public relations guru, has every faith in her judgement, having spent her career spotting trends invisible to most of us until she gave them a name.

Marian Salzman: 'Local will be the new global' - Online, Media -

Ten things every journalist should know in 2010.


Online - E-Media Tidbits. If you’re like me, you first hear about a lot of news and information through your Twitter stream.

Online - E-Media Tidbits

It’s is an excellent way to tap into what the buzz is about at the moment. But if you follow more than 500 people who post frequently, it can be difficult to filter the stream and see what your most trusted sources have shared — especially if you’ve been away for awhile. Several desktop apps and Web sites, like TweetDeck and HootSuite, will help you manage your Twitter account. The long and the short of media content. Is this article already too long?

The long and the short of media content

It's a question to which I'm sure many people already have a strongly affirmative answer, in which case – stop reading. But even if you aren't reading I have to carry on writing until the space is full.


Twitter. NewsCred Relaunches, Looks To Become “Ning For Newspapers” Back in 2008, we wrote about a startup called NewsCred, which looked to help identify the most trustworthy news sources using a combination of community voting and algorithms.

NewsCred Relaunches, Looks To Become “Ning For Newspapers”