WaPo Cracks Down on Bad Comments →
This kind of thoughtful yet aggressive approach to story commenting is coming way late in the business, but, hell, I’m giving it props. I especially like the Post’s attempts to not just ban the idiots but reward the inspired. You go, girl.
Public Insight Network Launches Reporting Unit →
So much love for this growing conversational news initiative. Best quote from PIN Director Linda Fantin: ”PIN is full of “unstructured data,” as Fantin calls it, “that’s never seen the light of day, because most traditional story forms are about quoting three or four people and getting a lot of context, and the rest of it is kind of buried in the reporter’s notebook.” What if, instead of...
I feel like there’s a red pill and a blue pill,” he said. “And you can take the...– Tenured Professor Departs Stanford U., Hoping to Teach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education (via infoneer-pulse) Kind of loving this guy — frankly, anyone who bucks the system.
Shirky: Paywalls Will Change What Users Want from... →
Great prognosis on how paywalls might change news sites. Now that online news consumers are paying for content, they may well demand less-intrusive advertising and higher-quality news as conversation. Already happens in public broadcasting. Way over due in other mainstream newsrooms.