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Archive for May, 2006

Google News Inventor Has 3 Tips for Newspapers

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Krishna Bharat, Google’s inventor of Google News service, says in Guardian Unlimited:
“New technology has always changed the face of journalism. The market is efficient and whatever brings the most value to readers will be the new technology of choice. We all want readers to have the best experience.”
He says the Internet provides opporunities for [...]

Is Newspaper Public Trust a Bloated Issue?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

“The ‘Public trust’ aspect of newspapers is a bloated, facile and ultimately incoherent basis for running a newspaper,” or so argues Mark Alan Hughes, at
The notion that a newspaper is a public trust derives from desperation. When a big city has only one newspaper, it becomes necessary to protect it with the veil [...]

Netizen on Winning Offensive for Net Neutrality

Monday, May 29th, 2006

This from an update, opinion piece in Sunday’s New York Times about Net Neutrality:
“Forces favoring a no-fee Web have been gaining strength. One group,, says it has collected more than 700,000 signatures on a petition. Last week, a bipartisan bill favoring net neutrality, sponsored by James Sensenbrenner, Republican of Wisconsin, and John Conyers Jr., [...]

Web Politics Need Face to Face Public Square

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

This essay, opinion piece in The New York Times by Matt Bai, which is also a good backgrounder on the upcoming YearlyKos Convention in Las Vegas, contends that:
…politics, like dating, is as much about the experience as it is about the winning or losing. Whether we’re talking about the reformers of the progressive era [...]

Apple Case Helps Decide Who’s a Journalist

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

First this from a story:
Apple Computer suffered a setback in its effort to plug an internal leak, after a state appeals court ruled that the computer maker can’t immediately get its hands on records of who may have contacted an Apple enthusiast site with details on an unreleased product.
It adds:
The court’s ruling is [...]