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Florida Court Awards $11.3 m for Internet Defamation

Posted by Tish Grier

The jury in a Florida Internet defamation case has awarded $11.3million to a Florida consultant over comments posted on a message board for parents of troubled teens who attended a Costa-Rican boarding school. Susan Scheff, an "educational consultant" who runs Weston-based Parents Universal Resource Experts Inc. won the Sept 19 jury verdict against Carey Bock, who had sought Scheff's help in removing Bock's twin sons from a boarding school in Costa Rica run by Utah-based World Wide Association of Specialty... ›››

Ask.com Offers Google Alternative

Posted by Tish Grier

JD Lasica recommends searchers ditch the Google habit in favor of new and improved Ask.com: "First, check out Ask's new, spare home page, with an Ajax-powered mini-directory at the right (go ahead, drag and drop to change the order of the listings). Next, click on Blogs & Feeds, enter a term, and behold the tabs at the top of the results page: Posts, Feeds and News. Nice!" JD also finds the Maps feature "most impressive" and says it "blows" away... ›››

Google-YouTube Purchase Raises Concerns

Posted by Tish Grier

Both MSM and the Blogosphere have been buzzing since last evening's announcement of the $1.65 billion purchase by search giant Google of popular video upload site YouTube. In the MarketWatch report on the sale Google will allow YouTube to "operate as a separate entity" with its own employees remaining in the YouTube offices in Silicon Valley. What sold the YouTube guys on the deal was, according to YouTube founder Chad Hurly was ""revolutionary ad program that inspired us." Plus, he... ›››

Insider Trading and Audience Graying at MySpace

Posted by Tish Grier

MySpace founder and former Intermix Media chairman Brad Greenspan is demanding that the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Justice Department, and the Senate investigate his allegations that Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp "bilked" investors out of billions of dollars in its $580 billion dollar acquisition of the social networking behemoth. As reported in the Los Angeles Times Greenspan "leveled allegations of insider trading and options manipulation on the website FreeMySpace.com, where he quotes e-mail exchanges that purport to show how Intermix engineered... ›››

Jailed Videoblogger Case Tests First Amendment

Posted by Tish Grier

Tom Abate points to coverage in the Online Journalism Review of the case against freelance journalist an blogger Josh Wolf. Wolf, 24, was jailed on September 22, 2006, on civil contempt charges for his refusal to turn over to a federal grand jury his unpublished video (as well as cameras and editing equipment) of a July '05 anti-globalization demonstration in San Francisco. As Tom notes, OJR's coverage spans the chronology of the case, as well as case law and "the... ›››

Perils and Positives in Newsroom Integration

Posted by Tish Grier

Taking a cue from Rory Satran's post A Case for Media Integration, Steve Yelvington adds his own observations on what he believes are the "perils of newsroom integration." Satran's analysis highlights such issues as newsroom restructuring and the loss of staff, positioning "print-hardened" top editors" at the helm of an integrated newsroom; and respecting the difference between the ways in which print and online journalists write and work. Steve asserts the importance of keeping the online newsroom separate from the... ›››

Newspaper Next's "Time Warp," WSJ's Innovations

Posted by Tish Grier

Vin Crosbie recently attended the second phase of Newspaper Next, an initiative by the American Press Institute and innovation consulting firm Innosight, designed to bring together decision-makers in the American newspaper industry to discuss new ways to transform that industry. What Vin took away from that session, however, left him with the impression that this think-tank is in a "time warp". Breaking down Innosight's two-part strategy for how the newspaper industry should tackle the troubles ahead: "Innosight’s first suggestion was... ›››

New York Times Co. Brings Futurist Aboard

Posted by Tish Grier

In a first for the newspaper industry, The New York Times Company recently announced that interactive media pioneer Michael Rogers has taken a one-year appointment as the Company's futurist-in-residence. Mr. Rogers will work as a consultant with the research and development unit in developing new strategies and innovations for Times's online and other products.. Mr. Rogers, former new media exec with Washington Post Co. and Newsweek.com general manager, founded his own consulting firm in 2004, and writes the Practical... ›››

Google Creates News Archive, Branches into Audio

Posted by Tish Grier

Search giant Google, Inc. announced that it has added 200 years' worth of newspaper archives to its Google News search feature. The Google News Archives Search feature takes keywords as well as dates and creates "a timeline of stories on a particular subject over the years." Thus, if one searches for "1969" and "moon launch" Archives will generate a page that lists a full range of stories from major news publications pertaining to the July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 moon... ›››

Understanding Successful Online Communities

Posted by Tish Grier

Steve Yelvington, shares some advice on building successful online communities in response to Rob Miller's OJR essay Five rules for building a successful online community. Steve is cautious on Rob's interest in Slashdot as a paradigm: "I think we need to be careful about what we import from Slashdot. It's a remarkably successful website in many dimensions, but let's not get carried away. Slashdot is not a healthy online community. It's not a community at all. A community is where... ›››

Injunction Keeps Pulitzer Prize Columnist Off-line

Posted by Tish Grier

A preliminary injunction issued Friday against Dave Mitchell, former publisher of the Point Reyes (CA) Light, bars the Pulitzer Prize winner from posting a weekly column to the web-based Bodega Bay Navigator. Marin County Superior Court Judge John A. Sutro's indictment also bars Mitchell from assisting the Navigator in its coverage of West Marin County. The Light's new owner, Robert Plotkin, who purchased the paper from Mitchell five months ago for $500,000, claims that publication of Michell's "Sparsely, Sage &... ›››

YouTube Will Soon Feature Ads Within Ads

Posted by Tish Grier

The super-popular video sharing site YouTube has struck deals with several advertisers allowing them to create "channels" as well as offer addtional advertising from third parties on their channels. The L.A. Times reports that one of the first advertisers, Warner Bros Records, has planned a channel devoted to Paris Hilton's new album. One of its first advertisers, Fox Broadcasting has bought spots on the Paris Hilton Channel to promote the second season of Prison Break. The idea that placing ads... ›››

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Jan 18 - 5:26 AM

Ping Wales: Unused game equipment can help mental health

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Ping Wales:- Unused game equipment can help mental healthPing Wales, UK - 19 hours agoBy Robert Andrews | 17 Jan 2007. Gamers who received brand-new Wii or Xbox360 consoles for Christmas have been urged to donate their... ›››

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E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog: Startup silenced - Talkr up for sale

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog:-Talkr, a text-to-speech web service that lets readers listen to written blog posts, has put itself up for sale after failing to turn a profit in two years.Founder Chris Brooks revealed that 2,173... ›››

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E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog: Searchers tempted to check out Checkout

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog:-Google is ramping up its Checkout online payments service with a promotion campaign ahead of a rumoured imminent major development.The PayPal-esque conduit for customer-merchant transactions launched last June after its rival inked an... ›››

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Yahoo! News Search Results for "robert andrews": Crafty Geeks Launch Sewing 2.0 (Wired News)

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Yahoo! News Search Results for "robert andrews":-Needlework and other grandmotherly crafts evolve into decidedly hip and stylish pursuits thanks to the internet. By Robert Andrews.... ›››

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Anytown, Online

- CyberJournalist.net

Across the United States, citizen bloggers and deep-pocketed entrepreneurs are creating town-specific, and even neighborhood-specific, Web sites where the public can read and contribute items too small or too fleeting...... ›››

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Blogging4Business: Government blog bashed for crossing PR lines

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Blogging4Business:-The UK Government has come under fire for using a weblog to promote its proposed state pension reforms.-- Delivered by Feed43 service... ›››

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Newspaper blogger wrote Saddam of hanging before death

- CyberJournalist.net

The Daily Telegraph pulled a blog by its US editor after he confessed to writing a news story about Saddam Hussein's hanging before the event had taken place resulted in...... ›››

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Successful hyperlocal business models 10 year away?

- CyberJournalist.net

"Realistically, it's going to take close to 10 years for the business models to be there and for there to be enough advertisers willing to give money to hyperlocal start-ups,"...... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

Jan 17 - 1:26 PM

How to Make Effective Online Video Ads

- New Media Marketer

Ad Age today reports on How to Make Effective Online Video Ads.  According to a report released by Dynamic Logic all online video ads are not created equal. There are a few things marketers need to be aware of... ›››

Category: advertising

Verizon to offer hyper-local TV

- CyberJournalist.net

"FiOS1 will televise original features shot and produced by citizen journalists using high-definition camcorders and provide a platform for local user-generated content," the company said. A former ABC News producer...... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

Human-aggregated content: 'a novel idea'

- CyberJournalist.net

In response to the posting about DailySource.org, Daniel Berger writes: Human-aggregated content is a novel idea in our current world of meta tags and key words, and one worth considering....... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

User-generated video doesn't pay

- CyberJournalist.net

Market research analyst Screen Digest predicts that although 44 billion video streams -- 55 percent of all video content consumed in the U.S. -- will be created by 2010, the...... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

Jan 16 - 3:26 PM

The rebar of video

- yelvington.com - Steve Yelvington's weblog

Howard Weaver points to a Washpost piece on newspapers and video, and suggests a "good enough" approach: "... we don't need to be creating 60 Minutes quality television to get in the game. In fact, you might well argue... ›››

Category: newspapers video

5 lessons learned from Footnote

- Hypergene MediaBlog - RSS 2.0

Unless otherwise specified, this work is licensed by Shayne Bowman and Chris Willis under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 License.After doing my fair share of preaching on this blog for the last five years, I (Chris) now have firsthand... ›››

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Jan 15 - 9:26 PM

Top news sites for November 2006

- CyberJournalist.net

Here are the top news sites in the U.S. for November 2006 according to Nielsen//NetRatings....... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog: Nintendo boosts Game Christmas sales

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog:- Nintendo's Wii and DS Lite games consoles helped boost British retailer Game 's Christmas sales by 15.6% and the group now expects to reap higher annual overall sales as a result. Demand... ›››

Category: my work gadgets big media entertainment e-consultancy

E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog: Wal-Mart ads ‘keep Pirate Bay afloat’

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog:- Asda parent Wal-Mart is reportedly placing banner ads on under-fire BitTorrent trading site The Pirate Bay. Sweden-based The Pirate Bay grew into the world's largest torrent tracker last year, doing a roaring... ›››

Category: my work tv iptv online advertising big media rich media entertainment search engine marketing e-cons

Blogging4Business: Cisco takes to blogs to press iPhone trademark case

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Blogging4Business:-Two groups of people are not happy with Apple's iPhone - developers, who fear (with little basis yet) that the device will not be open to their third-party applications, and Cisco, which is taking the Cupertino computer... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Blogging4Business: Europe trails Asia, but Britain bests Europe

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Blogging4Business:-The biggest PR firm in the world has launched an also-pretty-big report into "the new model of peer-to-peer communications".-- Delivered by Feed43 service... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Beyond media-agnostic

- yelvington.com - Steve Yelvington's weblog

William Powers, writing for the National Journal "A dozen years ago, at the start of the digital-news era, a lot of media outlets assumed that the way to thrive in this new landscape of news was to be agnostic... ›››

Category: new media

Americans prefer old-fashioned news to citizen media

- CyberJournalist.net

By a 2-1 ratio, Americans say they would rather watch an old-fashioned TV evening news report's coverage of an event than the sort of "citizen video'' that has become increasingly...... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

BBC earmarks £350m for web

- CyberJournalist.net

The BBC has set up a £350m war chest for expansion into social networking on the internet and international acquisitions, MediaGuardian.co.uk reports....... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

Jan 14 - 9:26 PM

Engadget: 10 million Page Views on iPhone Day

- CyberJournalist.net

If you ever doubted that a blog could compete with major news sites for audience, check this out: tech blog Engadget had nearly 10 million page views on Tuesday when...... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

Bloggers get press seats at Scooter Libby trial

- CyberJournalist.net

For the first time in a federal court, two of the seats set aside for media will be reserved for bloggers next week when I. Lewis "Scooter" Libbey, Vice President...... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

Bloggers get press seats at Scooter Libby trial

- CyberJournalist.net

For the first time in a federal court, two of the seats set aside for media will be reserved for bloggers next week when I. Lewis "Scooter" Libbey, Vice President...... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

Bill Moyers on net neutrality

- yelvington.com - Steve Yelvington's weblog

Watch this. (I was in Memphis late last week for a Journalism that Matters seminar and briefly crossed paths with the National Conference for Media Reform, which I didn't attend. Thanks to JD for the pointer.)... ›››

Category: net neutrality

Catching up

- yelvington.com - Steve Yelvington's weblog

I was on the road all last week, and I didn't live-blog a remarkable seminar in Los Angeles for two reasons. One: the usual annoyingly bad hotel wifi connection in the conference rooms. Two: I didn't want to invade... ›››

Category: newspapers journalism change

Jan 12 - 8:26 AM

Hiring at Scripps Newspapers Interactive Group

- Small Initiatives - Sensible Internet Design

New year, new challenges, new jobs opening to meet those challenges. Scripps Newspapers Interactive Group (my "day job") is looking for talented people to fill these roles in easy-to-live-in Knoxville, Tenn.:Project Manager I on my own Operations team.Associate Product... ›››

Category: advertising search development media content strategy innovation marketing usability technology news

Jan 11 - 11:26 PM

Newspaper-TV Marriage Shows Signs of Strain

- CyberJournalist.net

Television once was a coveted partner of newspapers, The Washington Post reports, but now, newspapers know that it is far cheaper to ask entry-level videographers to shoot digital video of...... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

Billion page views for Sun website in 2006

- CyberJournalist.net

After launching a number of Web 2.0 features, Sun online registered 1.2 billion page impressions in 2006 with individual readers from around the globe visiting the site 160 million times....... ›››

Category: weblogs online journalism media new media citizen journalism blog

Feed has moved

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This feed has moved to http://feeds.feedburner.com/typepad/social_media... ›››

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They figured there was this great hunger for connection

- Crossroads Dispatches

"Bread is like life - you can never control it completely. Come to think of it, bread IS life." - Rose Levy Beranbaum, "The Bread Bible""They figured there was this great hunger for connection. That farmers wanted to meet... ›››

Category: deep hanging out marketing the greater hunger awareness

E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog: Yahoo! to deliver search and ads to 3 customers

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog:-Yahoo! has signed a deal with mobile phone network 3 to carry its Go 2.0 mobile service on 3G handsets.The portal announced the new version of its internet search and content application at... ›››

Category: e-consultancy

E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog: Microsoft tests Google Analytics rival

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog:-Microsoft is due to release web metrics software that is expected to become a challenger to Google Analytics.The company last night confirmed it was running a closed 'alpha' test phase for a "very... ›››

Category: site monitoring & testing e-consultancy

Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts: Blog with the courage of your convictions

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts:-There's an interesting post from Publishing 2.0's Scott Karp over at Blog Herald, and it's all about being your own man.-- Delivered by Feed43 service... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts: Lessons from the corporate blogging frontline

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts:-Jupiter director and emerging technologies analyst Michael Gartenberg, like his colleagues, has been blogging like crazy from this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and also found time to generate plenty of volume... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts: Chemical giant seeks ladies for close relationship

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts:-Proctor & Gamble was bitten last week by the new power of the all-powerful shopper to share product reviews. But this week the consumer goods giant is reportedly due to offer its own social... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts: Prius drivers, loyal, help spread the message

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts:-Here's a great example of how the big boys are tapping people power to make their products look good.-- Delivered by Feed43 service... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts: Protectr helps moneyback trump brand loyalty

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts:-Have you ever bought something from a store only to walk around town a week later and find it cheaper at a rival retailer?-- Delivered by Feed43 service... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts: Teens practise social networking responsibly

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts:-More than half of Americans aged 12 to 17 use social networking websites - and most of them are on MySpace, according to a new survey.-- Delivered by Feed43 service... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts: Do social networks need forums, too?

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts:-Sounds like tautology, but the question does arise after technology uber-blog TechCrunch launched a message board last week:-"Reader feedback and comments are an integral part of this blog (in fact, any blog in our... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts: Shoppers brown-nose chemicals giant

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts:-Mouthwash is not supposed to turn your teeth brown. So I pity the PR manager at Proctor and Gamble when s/he finds out what's being said by customers to whom the Crest Pro-Health line... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts: Marketing to push teens away from social nets?

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Robert Andrews' Blogging4Business posts:-It's been this way since time immemorial. Kids grab the hottest new meme quicker than you can think, media spotlight on the buzz tempts adults toward that new space. Then, no sooner have you... ›››

Category: blogging4business

Ping Wales: UK students offered cash for open source software

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from Ping Wales:- UK students offered cash for open source software Ping Wales, UK - 2 hours ago By Robert Andrews | 11 Jan 2007. British university students are being offered cash incentives to write open source software... ›››

Category: ping wales

E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog: Newspapers team up to tempt advertisers

- Robert Andrews

Excerpt from E-consultancy - Robert Andrews' Blog:-America's top three newspaper publishing companies are looking to team up to offer advertisers a one-stop clearinghouse for buying online adverts.Gannett, McClatchy and Tribune want to form a single gateway, codenamed "Open Network",... ›››

Category: e-consultancy