“Newspapers have a daily pulse. Reporters do their best to be as accurate and thorough as they can, in the context of a deadline. Which means there is often a compromise between accuracy and timeliness. When the issues and facts are beyond a reporter's full understanding, mistakes happen — so often, in fact, that some subjects of news stories won't talk to the press at all. Mark Cuban's policy, for example, is just "read my blog." Doc Searls, “Who are we writing for? And why?”
“...The use of the fresh voices of citizens on both its web site and print editions is designed to differentiate Boston NOW from the other free publications and attract younger readers. Beyond offering the citizen-generated content, Editor-in-Chief John Wilpers and Web Content Manager Regina O’Brien also plan to live webcast their editorial meetings, soliciting reader feedback and giving citizens a voice in the paper’s coverage.” Center for Citizen Media, “New Boston Free Daily puts Bloggers on the Page.”
“I know: you don’t visit Global Voices every day. It’s okay. I miss a day sometimes as well. But you really should come on by and pay a visit. We launched a complete redesign late on Monday and there are big changes to the site thanks to the talents of Boris Anthony, who’s done a remarkable job of updating our look and giving readers much better access to all our content.” Ethan Zuckerman, “Our site is prettier than your site.”
“We've all got a real problem. On some sites comments are so nasty that they are driving people off the Web. Even if the comments on your own site are always respectful and sweet-natured, the verbal violence on other sites is your problem. Our problem. It's not as bad as some in the media portray it, but when Kathy Sierra gets over a thousand messages, mainly from women, saying they've been stalked or bullied, it's an issue we can't ignore.” David Weinberger, “Code? Nah. Codes? Maybe.”
“Don Imus keeps people's attention when he talks, so he has a radio show. Recently, though, the Imus show sank to new lows in the art of discourse.
As a result, advertisers are canceling Imus ads. This puts a new twist on what I wrote yesterday about "intentional indifference." That article expounded on the theory that a venue owner's ad acceptance policy should be blind to the content of the ads. Should this also work in reverse? [Preview: No!].” David Isenberg, “Imus, Censorship, Marketplace and Infrastructure.”