Month: February 2013

  • Is ‘conversation management’ a core newsroom function?

    There a good bit of continuing discussion about comments and how to manage them (see the link list below). One camp, of which newspapers and TV stations seem to be moving toward, are trying to find pain free ways to manage comments (technology solutions) or to elminate them. The problem: They’re just so darn messy. […]

  • NASCAR’s wrong turn on Fair Use

    NASCAR made perhaps one of the more novel copyright claims ever: Compassion. Following the horrific crash during the Nationwide race Daytona on Saturday, spectator Tyler Andersen shot a video from the stands and uploaded it to YouTube. NASCAR quickly had YouTube take down the video, later issuing a statement to The Verge: “The fan video […]

  • ‘Without fear or favor’ could be an exception in journalism’s history

    Some 117 years ago, Adolph Ochs, who began his career in Knoxville before buying a newspaper in Chattanooga, published a set of principles for his newest newspaper in which he said it would “to give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect, or interests involved.” Ochs, but 38 at the time, […]