Afternoon Tea Reading 12th Jan 2010
The renaming just for Martin (blog, twitter) who asked if I ever drank tea…
- [News International starting to block paid-for aggregators from crawling its sites](http://paidcontent.co.uk/article/419-news-int.-will-also-block-sun-online-notw.co.uk-from-newsnow/). The paywall cometh… - [Which Flip should I buy?](http://podnosh.com/blog/2010/01/12/which-flip-should-i-buy/) Nice analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the various pocket video cameras. - [Should publications host blogs for their community?](http://www.scripting.com/stories/2010/01/11/whyNewspapersShouldHostBlo.html) Almost certainly. We need to get over teh fear of uncontrolled content and stop ghettoising “reader blogs”, though. - [Demand Media is coming to the UK](http://psmithjournalist.com/2010/01/why-algorithms-are-the-future-of-publishing-but-the-uk-is-behind-schedule/). Be afraid. They do SEO-driven content better than you, whoever you are. Better think of a new strategy… - [A hyperlocal news ebook](http://adamwestbrook.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/hyperlocal-news-ebook/). - Paul Conley has some [gloomy predictions for B2B media](http://paulconley.blogspot.com/2010/01/predictions-old-and-new.html). (Note: he’s talking about RBI in the US) - [5 Sources of Thinking on New Journalism](http://www.conversationagent.com/2010/01/5-sources-of-thinking-on-new-journalism.html)
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Some Good Reading About The Future of News Paid Members Public
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add to right now: * The Nichepaper Manifesto [http://blogs.harvardbusiness.org/haque/2009/07/the_nichepaper_manifesto.html] – an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks going forwards. * Media