Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Another Hiatus

I'm not going to posting for a while -- to stay up to date on developments in online media, I suggest checking out some of the related sites listed in the right hand column. Have a great summer!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

firstamendmentcenter.org: NCAA clarifies position on blogging

From the First Amendment Center:

"The NCAA eased its restrictions on blogging and said live updates from its events are permitted as long as they are limited to scores and time remaining."

Comment: They still don't get it. Sigh.

Sacramento Bee: Eureka! Letters praising Bush are like gold nuggets

From the Sacramento Bee:

"'We'd love to put pro-Bush letters in,' said [Bill Moore, the paper's letters editor]. 'If a letter like that comes in, it goes to the top of the list. I make a big deal about it."

Comment: Aren't they supposed to be 'objective'? If so, why should they care what the balance is between pro- and anti-Bush letters?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Philadelphia Inquirer: Journalism's future is in global dialogue

From Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down:

"...without any doubt, the future of daily journalism is digital, not because it is the latest thing, but because it is, quite simply, a far better medium than paper and ink."

Thursday, June 14, 2007

International Center for Media and the Public Agenda: Openness & Accountability: A Study of Transparency in Global Media Outlets

From the International Center for Media and the Public Agenda (ICMPA):

"According to this new ICMPA study most news outlets are unwilling to let the public see how their editorial process works. Fewer than half of the websites publicly corrected mistakes in their stories and only a handful shared with readers the journalistic and ethical standards that theoretically guide their newsrooms."

New York Times: Blogger’s Ejection May Mean Suit for N.C.A.A.

From the New York Times:

"The eviction of a newspaper reporter from a baseball press box for blogging about a game while it was in progress has stirred a debate about First Amendment rights, intellectual property rights and contract law. The National Collegiate Athletic Association, which on Sunday ejected Brian Bennett of The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., during the Louisville-Oklahoma State game at Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville, contends it is merely enforcing long-established principles as they apply to a new technology."

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Editor & Publisher: 'NYT' Hires Popular TV Blogger As Media Reporter

From Editor & Publisher:

"The New York Times has covered him in its news pages but now it has hired recent college graduate Brian Stelter of TvNewser fame as its newest reporter, according to a memo from business editor Larry Ingrassia posted on Romenesko at www.poynter.org."

Monday, June 11, 2007

San Francisco Chronicle: Journalism isn't dying, it's reviving

From Dan Gillmor on SFgate.com:

"Journalism's old guard is in a panic. With the latest bad news -- massive editorial staff reductions coming at the San Francisco Chronicle and believable rumors of similar cuts at an already shrunken San Jose Mercury News, among other things -- it's no wonder that people who care about the traditional journalism business are frightened.

"But if the issue is the future of journalism -- as opposed to corporate business models -- there's at least as much reason for optimism as paranoia. The same technologies that are disrupting the news industry are offering unprecedented opportunities for creating a more diverse, and ultimately more vibrant, journalistic ecosystem."

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Publishing 2.0: New York Times Live Blogging And The Transformation Of Journalism

From Publishing 2.0:

"I just went to the New York Times homepage and saw that political reporter Katharine Seelye is “live-blogging” the democrat’s New Hampshire Debate. Newspapers and other mainstream media have had blogs for quite a while, but this strikes me as the moment when blogs officially went mainstream and when journalism crossed a tipping point of evolving into the digital age."