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What measures success in journalism these days?

Success in journalism doesn’t have to be measured by the size and fame of the publication anymore. Continue reading

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Online news is always TBD

Allbritton’s Washington, D.C. metro site will be named TBD – and I think it’s perfect. News at the start of the reporting process is “to be determined” – and that’s exactly where readers should come in. Continue reading

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Furloughs – and the one year anniversary of Zombie Journalism

The furlough – a company cost-cutting measure previously associated with the manufacturing sector – now embraced by those of us working in paragraph factories around the nation. In the last year, my husband and I have had three separate weeklong … Continue reading

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The “lost” generation of journalists may be my own

There is a lost generation of journalists, but they aren’t college kids. We are the generation too young to remember the successful years of newspapers and too old to live on hope alone. Continue reading

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Recommended links: Freemium models, ideas and more

Oh, Rupert News Corp’s Murdoch says he’ll hide his content from Google very soon. I’ll believe it when I see it. And if he does do it, how long will it take for regret to set in? Pay Models Alan … Continue reading

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Don’t make promises about UGC you can’t keep

While the Communications Decency Act of 1996 grants media sites immunity from legal liability for user-generated content. The Barnes v. Yahoo defamation case revealed a possible loophole in that immunity that can occur if you promise to remove content – and don’t follow through. Continue reading

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Your plan to save journalism is not at all helpful

Don’t bother reading Len Downie’s “Reconstruction of American Journalism” report. It’s long, it’s boring and it doesn’t offer anything new. Instead, check out its critics. Continue reading

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Google Wave has potential for journalism – but that’s all it is right now

Google Wave is an amazing new tool with lot of features that could solve several problems journalists face right now. But it isn’t quite there just yet. Continue reading

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Recommended reading on start-ups, tech & social media

A few notable bits of news on social media, Google’s developments, news start-ups and more I wanted to pass on before this week really jumps off. Continue reading

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Journalists should fight for the rights of bloggers

Changes to the federal shield bill to exclude unpaid journalists and bloggers seems to go against the entire premise for the law in the first place – and we should all be upset about it. We need all the watchdogs we can get. Continue reading

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Who got a say in WaPo’s social media policy?

Even aside from the Washington Post’s social media policy itself, the method of its distribution and construction is cause for concern. Continue reading

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WaPo, of all places, needs a lesson in transparency

The Washington Post’s new social media policy for staff has more than enough eyebrow-raising ‘dont’s’ that are sure to scare any staffer away from the social web and seeks to turn off great connections with sources and readers. Continue reading

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