These are select links tagged by members of my delicious.com network on November 18 through November 19th:
Of particular interest to journalists who regularly link to other sites is an item submitted by Paul Bradshaw (aka paulb). “How removing links can land you in court” is three-point summary of an article by The Register (UK) that explains why the New Statesman took down a June blog post in which politics editor Martin Bright expressed his concern that the Guardian/Observer was “forced to pull down six articles about Nadhmi Auchi.” That same Statesman post linked to the Wikleaks web site. According to The Register …
The magazine removed links to Wikileaks after it was approached by lawyers acting for Iraqi-born billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.
This led Wikileaks editor Julian Assange to accuse New Statesman of effectively defaming him and his publication by suggesting its content was inaccurate.
Nolo defines defamation as a “false statement that injures someone’s reputation and exposes him to public contempt, hatred, ridicule, or condemnation.” Which leads me to ask this question:
And now on to today’s unorganized list of links:
- 6 Newspaper sections rendered obsolete by the web (from richardk) – “Newspapers are dying, we know. But which sections are already dead?”
- The case for independent news sites as profit-makers: ‘I think there’s a great business model here’ (from yeltsinfina) – “One answer may well be advertising on a local news site, but there are likely to be many other answers, and Web entrepreneurs need to be prepared to provide them, even if it’s at odds with their initial mission.”
- Toward a National Journalism Foundation (from yeltsinfina) – “The National Journalism Foundation would essentially serve as a re-invented Corporation for Public Broadcasting … PBS and NPR would, of course, continue to receive funding, but other organizations and projects like EveryBlock and FiveThirtyEight.com … would also be considered for funding.”
- Knight Stanford Fellowships in the 21st Century (from yeltsinfina) – “There are big changes afoot in the Knight Fellowships program at Stanford University: Beginning with the 2009-10 fellowship year, the program will put a new emphasis on journalistic innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.”
- Is YouTube the Next Google? (from yeltsinfina) – “And now web video is creating yet another generation. Kids no longer learn about the world by reading text. Like the television generation, they are absorbing the world through their visual sense. But there is a big difference. “
- Journalism: Learning from Obama (from amonck) – “Obama’s crew, I think, will finally understand how to use that technology to effectively bypass journalists and journalism. “
- Fitz & Jen: API Conference Call Put on Ice (from agahran) – “Because no reportable consensus was reached at last week’s “API Summit on Saving An Industry In Crisis”, today’s press conference call originally scheduled for 11 a.m. EST has been canceled.”
- Web Sites That Dig for News Rise as Watchdogs (from yeltsinfina) – “[S]ome experts question whether a large part of the news business can survive on what is essentially charity, and whether it is wise to lean too heavily on the whims of a few moneyed benefactors.”
- Why feds won’t bail out newspapers (from yeltsinfina) – “Federal handouts are not enough to rescue a business losing customers because it has failed to objectively assess its shortcomings, understand the strengths of its competitors, capitalize on new technology and adapt to new market realities.”
- Will Newspapers be the New Newsweeklies? (from yeltsinfina) – “So why not retrench to Sunday-only–or at least reduce the print edition to two or three profitable days–and use those editions to for features, analysis and news recap, with everything else, including breaking news, left to the Web site?
- Detroit’s 6 Mistakes and How Not to Make Them (from yeltsinfina) – “In the 21st century, gamesmanship – and its attendant dilution of incentives – is a sure path to near terminal strategy decay. Forget Detroit – just ask big music, big pharma, or big food.”
- More Journalists Switching Platforms to Work Online (from yeltsinfina) – “As journalism organizations change … how we think about what we do is changing as well. The photographers in the group, not unexpectedly, see visuals as increasingly important for everyone in the industry. But they also see the importance of a broad range of skills.”
- Lawrence.com redesigns!!!! (from yeltsinfina) – One of the most beautiful and innovative news sites, Lawrence.com redesigns! Wow. This is beauty and simplicity. I LOooooooooooooooove their calendar. So clean. Teal is the new hotness or something.
- Don’t Count Out Big Media- Yet (from yeltsinfina) – “Simply, not only did Chris Sardakis and team get it. They, along with Michael Maness’s team, were already doing some really forward-moving projects. For instance, have you seen Make the Charts? It’s local ranking charts for local bands.”
- Kristol and Hamill Lock Horns Over Iraq Images (from yeltsinfina) – “The good old days weren’t that good … We would be shocked if we in this room time-traveled back to 1970 and saw the news. We would be shocked by how limited it was and how utterly dependent on just a few news organizations.”
- The newspaper summit: Lots of lines, all going the wrong way (from yeltsinfina) – “Turnaround specialist James Shein did present a frightful chart that portrayed newspapers on a rapidly plummeting roller coaster. …” (Via Pam Maples)