The number of Google Wave users is growing and people are find interesting ways to use it. Here’s one that is aimed at crowdsourcing the “Coolest Places in Knoxville.” If you’re on “Wave,” contribute to it.
I’m doing a Webinar today on online legal issues, another in a series E.W. Scripps is doing with journalism professors at Hampton University using Skype and DimDim. These are some interesting conversations.
I’ve put together a set of links for them and I thought others might find the list useful. An earlier set of links dealt with ethics.
- Associated Press Seeks More Control of Content on Web – NYTimes.com
- Content Aggregation: A Win-Win for Publishers? – By James Sturdivant : Publishing Executive
- Techmeme founder: WSJ, NYT are aggregators | Digital Media – CNET News
- Google Public Policy Blog: Some questions related to Google News and the Associated Press
- Glass houses and content aggregation – Computerworld Blogs
- About Copyright – Keep Your Copyrights
- Fair Use Remix Institute
- Owners, Borrowers
- MediaPost Publications FTC Urged To Clamp Down On Data Collection Online 11/11/2009
- Q&A: FTC Blogger Guidelines | Mama’s A Rolling Stone
- At FTC Hearing, Privacy Policies Bomb – ClickZ
- Chilling Effects Clearinghouse: Linking
- FTC blogger guidelines might bite traditional media after all | Mind Your Own Damn Business Politics
- Required FTC blogger disclosure
- FTC Responds to Blogger Fears: ‘That $11,000 Fine Is Not True’ | Slipstream | Fast Company
- MLRC: Legal Actions Against Bloggers
- Hey, blogger! The consumer protection police would like a word with you. – By Jack Shafer – Slate Magazine
- 091005endorsementguidesfnnotice.pdf (application/pdf Object)
- Key Perspectives on the FTC Blogger Guidelines | WebProNews
- Free Speech | Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Privacy | Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Internet privacy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- | Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
- Privacy.org – The Source for News, Information, and Action
- Fair use – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- All’s Fair Under Fair Use? – Forbes.com
- FAQ about DMCA Safe Harbor — Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
- Stanford Copyright
- DMCA | Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Welcome to FA�E
- U.S. Copyright Office – Copyright Internet Resources
- Copyright Website
- Copyright on the Internet Quiz
- Creative Commons
- Internet Resources for Copyright
- 10 Big Myths about copyright explained
- Center for Democracy
- Digital Copyright | Center for Democracy
- Dialogue: the future of online obscenity and social networks
- US CODE: Title 47,230. Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material
- Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act | Citizen Media Law Project
- Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
- Section 230 Protections | Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Can the law keep up with technology? – CNN.com
I don’t play golf and I never met golf course designer Mike
Strantz, but I think he would have had fun yesterday on a sunny day with a bit
of crispness and trees still holding some gold fall color across the rolling
landscape of Piedmont North Carolina.
The weather was splendid, the golf was good and the ribs,
slow cooked for some three hours, were excellent.
The video shot nine years ago of the construction at Tot
Hill Farm Golf Club shows a guy with a twinkle in his eye, a smile on his face
and obviously loving what he is doing.
He began his career as a golf course designer with the famed
Tom Fazio, but did a mere nine courses after going out on his own.
Two of the nine are in North Carolina, Tot Hill in Asheboro
and Tobacco Road in the Sanford area. On Saturday, Tot Hill held the First
Annual Mike Strantz Memorial Golf Tournament, attracting over 100 golfers.
His dad was there. His two daughters were there. His wife,
Heidi, spoke briefly about how the proceeds would help the Hollings Cancer
Center of South Carolina, located on the campus of the Medical University of
South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.
Strantz would have been proud.
(Mike Strantz photo from www.mikestrantzdesign.com. Some more photos from Saturday.)
At the Celebration of Seagrove Potters on Friday night, I picked up this vase made by Travis Owens of Jugtown Pottery. Jugtown was recently featured on a PBS Craft in America show and Travis Owens is in that segment.
The Celebration continues through Sunday if you happen to be in Piedmont area of North Carolina. It’s in the former Luck’s Bean plant in Seagrove on N.C. 705 (also known as the NC Pottery Highway).
A large training program focused on storytelling has launched amid the media industry recession for the company’s 10 TV stations.
“It’s very deep and broad training in storytelling,” Boehne told the Cincinnati Business Journal. “It’s an out-and-out investment in the quality of the content, training hundreds of people, with no other aim than to increase quality.”
Boehne said it is part of a strategy to ensure the company continues to provide compelling value to consumers. Another aspect measures and compares the company’s newsrooms.
“We measure percent of content that’s local. We measure story count. We measure head count in newsrooms. And we spend a lot of time saying, against some research, ‘Is it any good? Is our quality increasing or decreasing?’,” Boehne said.
In addition the corporate yardsticks, the Knoxville News Sentinel has one of the most extensive metrics initiatives among Scripps newspapers. Data is posted daily on a large board in the center of the newsroom called the Visual Communication Center (yeah, a consultant came up with that gem).
Among the measures: On-time performance in getting the paper out, number of corrections, number of Web first/Web only updates, number of videos posted, number of text alerts sent and most recent single copy sales. In addition, a comprehensive training matrix tracks newsroom training.
The business journal got react from well-known newspaper industry blogger Alan Mutter:
“I agree with him that quality matters,” said Mutter, a former Chicago Sun-Times editor whose well-known blog, “Reflections of a Newsosaur,” chronicles the daily newspaper industry’s troubles.
“It’s heartening to hear that kind of commitment at a time that’s quite challenging for publishers,” Mutter said. “It’s very squishy to prove or disprove the proposition.”
A Newspaper Guild representative at the company’s Memphis newspaper cast a more wary eye at the quality assertions.
Photo by J. Miles Cary of the News Sentinel is of the newsroom “Visual Communication Center.”