News websites - a bit like the web, but with fewer links
Martin Belam on journalists’ reaction to Johann Hari being “forced” to link:
Only people in an industry that has habitually avoided linking out to the rest of the web could possibly see adding links and footnotes as a cruel and unusual punishment.
It baffles me that, two decades on, so many people in the media business still don’t understand the fundamental nature of the web. The clue is in the name: the strands that make up the web are links…
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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