Monthly Archives: September 2007

An opinion on media objectivity

Steve Outing’s recent column titled “Climate Change: Get Over Objectivity, Newspapers” has resulted in a firestorm of nasty e-mails and postings, according to Outing in his blog. An idealist would say objectivity arose from a desire to have an enlightened, … Continue reading

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BlogOrlando is under way

The hallmark blogging event of Central Florida is under way here at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. near Orlando. BlogOrlando was put together by the rockin’ Josh Hallett. Huge kudos to Josh for putting together this event with awesome … Continue reading

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Combing through the New York Times archive

Fresh off The New York Times ending its TimesSelect product, Jason Kottke has compiled an awesome list of gems from the newly opened New York Times archive. Among them: – The first mention of the World Wide Web in the … Continue reading

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ONA Online Journalism Awards finalists announced

The Online News Association announced its list of award finalists today. Us Sentinalians made it to the breaking news category for coverage of the Feb. 2 tornadoes. Shoutouts to fellow Tribsters the Chicago Tribune and Newsday in the awards list … Continue reading

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Don’t be a twit: Claim your newspaper name on Twitter

For those of you living under a Web 2.0-less rock, Twitter is the latest application to take the Internet by storm. Twitter allows users to send microupdates of 140 text characters or less to friends via instant message, RSS, mobile … Continue reading

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Google News dumps duplicate AP copy

In case any of you missed the big announcement, Google News has decided to get rid of all those pesky duplicate wire stories hosted on newspaper sites from their search results. This means an AP story hosted on, say, the … Continue reading

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Journalistopia online crime maps directory

Crime maps of all flavors are the rage nowadays ever since developer/journalist Adrian Holovaty created the now-famous ChicagoCrime.org in May, 2005. These days, everyone from independent designers to large newspaper companies are creating crime maps, causing severe headaches for police … Continue reading

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