Monthly Archives: August 2007

Google to publish Associated Press, other news content

In a significant first, Google will begin hosting Associated Press stories on its own site, according to an AP report. Another good report, this one by InformationWeek, is here. Here’s an example of a Google-hosted story. The AP story sums … Continue reading

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L.A. Times editorial board decries Google News comments

The L.A. Times editorial board on Saturday scoffed at the principles of free speech and open information with an editorial claiming that “Many publishers consider the Internet, and Google in particular, a greater threat to their livelihoods than Osama bin … Continue reading

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12 tips for growing online communities

The Knight Citizen News Network has produced a list of 12 tips for growing positive online communities. This is as dead-on a list as I’ve ever encountered, so be sure to give it a read. Among the tips: The “if … Continue reading

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Looking at the big media picture with Google, AOL, Yahoo

Amy Webb over at MyDigiMedia cuts through the media circus around newspaper acquisitions and has a moment of clarity when she surveys the bigger picture and looks at “who owns what.” Amy has drawn up a handy chart showing the … Continue reading

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80 awesome Photoshop text tutorials

I just love it when someone does the work for me of compiling awesome tutorials. Check out this list of 80 Photoshop text tutorials that covers everything from text written in the sand to the Superman effect. And yes, these … Continue reading

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Knight-Batten Award finalists announced

J-Lab has announced the 2007 winners of the Knight-Batten Awards. The finalists include’s OnBeing, Reuters’ Second Life reporting and the Orlando Sentinel‘s Varsity MyTeam site (woo-ha!). See the list of finalists here (with links), as well as the 2007 … Continue reading

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Visualize your news graphics’ possibilities

Smashing Magazine has produced an excellent list of some of the best data visualization examples on the Web today (hat tip to Melissa Worden). Examine each of these visualizations closely because you’re looking at the first step in the future … Continue reading

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NY Post report: TimesSelect is a goner

The New York Times is poised to eliminate its TimesSelect product, making its popular columns, discussion boards and other features free to search engine spiders and all the denizens of the Internet, according to a report in the New York … Continue reading

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Roundup of Minneapolis bridge collapse interactive coverage

Below is a roundup of links to interesting infographics, maps, databases and other types of interactive coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse. Also, IRE has an excellent set of bridge-related resources. (NOTE: I’ve updated the list a few times with … Continue reading

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