LOTD: 2/6/08

Things I found on the Internet while looking for the Patriot’s offensive line.

  • CyberJournalist is talking micro-journalism, looking at how reporters at the New York Times are using Twitter as part of their tool kit. (CT)
  • Neville Hobson is talking about the role a corporate blog can play when you’re doing new media outreach and how the existence of one probably helped a client of his get some traction among online influencers. (CT)
  • The Industry Standard has relaunched as an online-only publication, something that actually has me more worried we may be in “Bubble 2.0” than any of the other worrying that’s gone on to date. (CT)
  • News organizations are catching on to the fact that that there web-thingy can help expand and improve their coverage of tomorrow’s Super Duper Extra Special No Really This Means Something Tuesday. (CT)
  • Check out David Kaplan’s writeup about how a Microsoft-Yahoo! deal will bring about online advertising’s straightening-out. (TB)
  • The Chicago Tribune’s public editor Timothy J. McNulty addresses why the Trib made the decision to close comments on political stories en masse and select stories on volatile issues like racism and religion. That decision was made for a number of reasons, but as McNulty says, the comments are there to build interaction and increase online readership. So the closing of comments is not something to be taken lightly, only when there is little other recourse to stopping hate speech and other un-productive goings-on. (CT)
  • More changes afoot in the media world, with PBS looking into new distribution platforms, Reuters experimenting with tagging, and more sites allowing for embeddable video content 2008 is already very interesting. (CT)
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