These are my recommended links for June 15th through June 17th:
- Xark!: The betrayal of the Fourth Estate – It’s a rather bitter and angry screed about journalism, but it has some good links in there that are of note to those interested in the less-discussed parts of the industry…
- Delfi’s readers may lose the right to comment stories | balticbusinessnews.com – It isn’t in the US, but it is notable that a government may force a newspaper to shut down comments on stories altogether.
- Las Vegas Newspaper Subpoenaed to Reveal Commenters’ Identities – If you haven’t heard about this yet – it is only the beginning. We’ve heard lots of rumblings at the local level about going to court to find out who our commenters are, but it hasn’t reached this point yet. Problem is, many systems (like ours) don’t record the info the plaintiffs seek anyway.
- How Journalists Use Facebook | About – Some good ideas for how journalists can use Facebook. One note: You don’t have to close off and make FB exclusively for work or personal content – they have plenty of options to filter your data to have the best of both worlds.
- How to keep tabs on local traffic using maps and social media :: 10,000 Words :: multimedia, online journalism news and reviews – There are some great ideas here for using social media and mapping to track traffic. Your idea doesn’t have to be fancy or time-consuming. In fact, you could just create a collaborative Google Map.
- Study Finds Online Video Usage Dramatically Overstated | MediaPost Publications – This study seems to conflict with others like it, but it seems believable, at least, that it’s too early to call it quits for TV.