These are select links recently bookmarked by members of my delicious.com network:
- Could Sam Zell be crazy like a fox? [Reflections of a Newsosaur] (from macdiva) – Alan D. Mutter breaks down the Tribune Co. leader’s latest rant. Sam Zell is provocative, but he also makes very good points.
- Still plenty of potential for local media [Journalism 2.0] (from macdiva) – “Focus on the opportunity to create value through collaboration and connection.”
- Tom Gish, a rural newspaper editor who made a difference [Howard Owens] (from amonck) – “They realized that the definition of ‘news’ used by their sophisticated professors at the university was just plain wrong. “
- What Meyer didn’t say: a speech ignoring the real shortcomings of press self-regulation [Journalism.co.uk] (from amonck) – “Until deficiencies in the existing system are addressed, press self-regulation in its current form will not survive the next decade.”
- Looking back 50 years: newsagent and newspaper [wordblog] (from vizeds) – Andrew Grant-Adamson finds that The East Anglian Daily Times now provides more local news than when it debuted.
- Why the New York Times should show its sources [contentious.com] (from lauraatjournalism.co.uk) – Amy Gahran explains why the Times should have linked to or supplied the background info in a recent article built on public documents.
- After BBC Local, Guardian Mulls Online Local News Expansion [paidContent:UK] (from slouch) – “Guardian Media Group is considering starting news websites to serve local communities.”
- Women’s Institute asked to help tackle sex trade local newspapers [BBC News] (from lauraatjournalism.co.uk) – Harriet Harman, the UK government’s minister for women, will ask WI to seek out ‘sleazy adverts’ and complain to editors of the local papers carrying them.