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)
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add
to right now:
* The Nichepaper Manifesto
– an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks
There were a couple of interesting, but ill-attended talks yesterday before
lunch, which I wanted to draw together.
June Cohen [http://www.ted.com/index.php/profiles/view/id/13] of the TED
Conference [http://www.ted.com/talks?gclid=CKeB5LjIopACFRRSZwodakfhqw] made some
interesting points about media, and in particular,