links for 2009-04-27

 by Martin Belam, 27 April 2009


Talking to someone in BBC News, apparently many journalists really don't like the Ceefax related headline limit and would like to write more.

However it's just too much effort to adapt the content management system to add in an "long title" field :)

Did you write that all content in The Guardian database is tagged by journalists, sub-editors and a keyword team. In addition, articles are tagged with relevant keyword and “Tone” allows you to classify content in types. Based on this work to organize online information, could I say that Guardian journalists use the same search engine that readers use in a simple search? Or, considering just online content not print version in web, do you have a different database for journalist?

Good spot but Nielsen sort of credits Ceefax at the end of the article in the "roots of success" bit. "Ceefax (one of the few surviving videotext services) also helps instill conciseness in BBC's journalists. "

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