These are select links tagged by members of my delicious.com network on November 19.
Creative Commons Scores One of Its Biggest Wins Ever: Democracy Now! – “The Creative Commons Foundation announced today that award winning TV and radio news show Democracy Now! will now be distributed under a CC license.” This is important “news” in the traditional sense. This is the first time I’ve heard of a show with that scale of national distribution (through traditional media channels) is explicitly giving permission for its content to be redistributed without any “further permission as long as that reuse includes attribution of credit to the original source, the reuse is in a noncommercial context and the original content is used in whole with no derivative works are made.”
Now on to the rest of today’s list:
Moving on, sans-print
- Christian Science Monitor Interview Part 2: Preparing the newsroom for a paperless future (from yeltsinfina) – “The CSM is introducing new content management systems to facilitate this move … the majority of the content will feed from the editorial pool but the focused web team will work on the homepage itself.”
- Ziff Davis To Close Print PCMag, Focus On Online; Still Looking For Options For Gaming Division (from yeltsinfina) – “Ziff Davis … [is] closing down the print version of PCMag to focus its energy on its growing PCMag online network of sites.” Delicious note from Will Sullivan: “Wow … PCMag is one of the first publications that really got me into computers back when my dad subscribed. RIP.”
- The positive side of the economic collapse for media: SteveOuting.com (from agahran) – Tom Regan, a “smart and talented journalist and media thinker” posted this Facebook comment in response a tweet from Steve Outing: “I have a feeling that with the (Christian Science) Monitor and now PC Mag going in the online direction, it’s just the start of a tsunami over the next two years. The current economic situation, more than any other factor, will accomplish what a decade worth of net evangelism has failed to do.”
- End Of An Era: Boston’s Out Of Town News To Shutter (from steverubel) – Rubel’s Delicious note: “Newsstands are starting to shutting down because of online readership. Maybe I should revise my 2014 bet.”
- The future of newspapers: moving beyond dead trees (from agow) – Audio and transcript of Rupert Murdoch, during the third installment of ABC Radio National’s 2008 Boyer Lecture series.
- Reinventing News (from noodlepie) – Richard Sambrook, Global News director, says: “Those students just setting out on their journalistic careers will need to be multi-skilled, commercially savvy, creative and confident. They need encouragement – their generation has to reinvent the business of journalism.”
- Forget boozy Fleet St image – newspapers turned lean long ago (from slouch) – “[T]he figures do not reveal that most journalists work harder than we veterans ever did in our Fleet Street days. … However, this needs to be placed in context. “
- The 7 Greatest Stories in the History of Esquire Magazine… in Full (from alexgamela) – “Five years ago, we named ‘Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,’ by Gay Talese, the greatest story Esquire ever published. Here, as we close out our 75th anniversary celebration, are the top seven, with several republished online in their entirety for the first time ever.”
- College Media Has Come A Long Way Online (from greglinch) – Bryan Murley writes about innovative Web projects college papers are doing. Murley says that despite obstacles to developing Web presences, “many college newspapers have moved forward with innovative online offerings.” – via College Rag
- The Art of the Fake Correction : CJR: (from agahran) – Even the fictional corrections that appeared in this week’s fake edition of The New York Times kept “on message. … In the past, those who have dreamed up corrections have taken a less serious approach.”
- Jurnos as Community Managers (from agahran) – ” [J]urnos are responsible for creating a Web shell that serves as the go-to place for that topic. … In addition, community managers distribute the niche news organization’s content to other sites and social networks, as well as to other platforms, especially mobile. “
- The rise of the journo-gurus (from alexgamela) – “But amid all this gloom a few hacks are doing better than ever. … These are the journo-gurus. They focus on business rather than the usual staple of high-profile journalism, politics.”
- ‘Trust and integrity in the modern media’ (from alexgamela) – “This is the full transcript of a speech given by Chris Cramer, global head of multimedia for Reuters’ news operations, at Nottingham Trent University” on the night of November 17.
- Unlicensed stories reel in Internet readers (from kiyoshimartinez) – AP: On average, the audience perusing unauthorized online copies of [newspapers’ and magazine publishers’] articles is nearly 1.5 times larger than the readership on their own Web sites.
- Mariotti Unplugged (from kiyoshimartinez) – Michigan Avenue Mag: The outspoken, defiant, polarizing (some say petulant) former Sun-Times sports columnist opens up about new friends, famous foes, and the future of journalism.
- ‘National Geographic’ Gets Into Games (from yeltsinfina) – National Geographic Games’ first game, ‘Herod’s Lost Tomb,’ “is a free download for PC, Mac and the iPhone. After that, NGG is coming out with games for Nintendo’s Wii, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and handheld devices.”
- The Corpulent News Network (from franzstrasser) – “With no muddling broadcast news network to support, CNN’s Jonathan Klein is free to spend the network’s $1.1 billion in revenue on … whatever he wants!”
- Newspaper Video – 7 strategies for success(maybe) (from greglinch) – “Video is working in so many other sectors – YouTube is now the second most popular search engine – but newspapers are struggling to find successful strategies for online video.”