links for 2009-12-04
by Martin Belam, 4 December 2009
"Social media and online links have made the job of recruiting journalists a much more transparent process — factors which create both opportunities and pitfalls".
"The problem of unfettered and uncontrollable copyright abuse results directly from the short-sighted and penny-pinching decision most publishers made more than a decade ago to put their content on the Internet without charge and without taking advantage of any of the rights-management technologies that would have limited access to their articles to only authorized users". And there was I thinking that unfettered and uncontrollable copyright abuse affected all of us regardless of whether we were a newspaper or not - I've had to do DMCA take-down notices for currybetdotnet content.
Great article, great examples.
"A few weeks ago the German Market arrived in Birmingham - Christmas is officially here!". A German Christmas market in strictly Winterval celebrating Birmingham? Whatever next?