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Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:03:00 +0000

[...] Support journalism at its source [...]



By: M Buckley

Sat, 22 Sep 2007 11:38:34 +0000

"...they should include links to their source material." This is debatable. In theory it should stop lazy people who simply take material wherever they find it and upload it as their own. However, keeping sources private is one of the main qualifications for being a professional journalist.



By: Damien Mulley » Blog Archive » In case of emergency, break glass and take out press card

Wed, 19 Sep 2007 16:26:32 +0000

[...] and supporting Journalism at the source and building new newsrooms etc. He’s spot on that journalists should reference and link to their sources. Blogs work very well doing that. With this idea of citizen journalism which seems to scare the [...]



By: Christian

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 18:38:36 +0000

"Bloggers have an ethic of linking to the journalism they write about. News organizations don’t." Journalists younger than 35 certainly do.



By: Make Them Accountable / Media

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 11:58:44 +0000

[...] Support journalism at its source (by Jeff Jarvis) Supporting journalism at its source should be a moral imperative for anyone who depends upon that journalism: reporters, editors, news organizations, bloggers. It’s just enlightened self-interest: Link unto others as you’d wish they’d link unto you. And it is the basis, I believe, of the architecture of the news industry in the future: News organizations should do what they do best and link to the rest. [...]



By: CaptiousNut

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 00:28:31 +0000

It's comical to read you fossils quibble over stuff as antiquated as the 8-track player.



By: Damon Kiesow

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 23:20:33 +0000

Jeff - thanks for the mention. As a follow-up, we sent emails to AP and Google noting the situation and wondering aloud if a solution is forthcoming. My suggestion - AP should just add an "original source" URL field to their feeds - which Google is now picking up. Google would then simply need to match the 'source' URL with news articles they spider and let the algorithm give some extra points to the originating publication. This was an issue before the AP/Google partnership - just check out Boston.com for New Hampshire wire stories. Take a guess who has the better Google pagerank and you see the where some of our potential traffic ends up even at the regional level.



By: Dave Mastio

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 22:43:02 +0000

Killer example. Having been a reporter for a while, I always found it galling when my story ended up in another paper credited to the AP. Tell me why we need AP again?



By: Jeff Jarvis

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 22:13:42 +0000

Adrian: My dictionary says: architect |ˈärkiˌtekt| noun a person who designs buildings and in many cases also supervises their construction. • a person who is responsible for inventing or realizing a particular idea or project : a chief architect of the plan to slash income taxes. verb [ trans. ] (usu. be architected) Computing design and make : few software packages were architected with Ethernet access in mind. ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from French architecte, from Italian architetto, via Latin from Greek arkhitektōn, from arkhi- ‘chief’ + tektōn ‘builder.’



By: Adrian Monck

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 21:23:35 +0000

"Architected"...! Say it ain't so...