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European Court of Human Rights recognises right to protect sources

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Jennifer Lush

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled in the favour of five media companies yesterday, recognising a journalistic right to protect anonymous sources, reports AFP.

The Financial Times, the Independent, the Guardian, the Times and Reuters news agency won an appeal against British courts who had ordered them to hand over documents relating to a Belgian brewing firm, Interbrew.

Google vs. publishers: How to best protect online copyright

from Editors Weblog – by Emma Heald

The senior vice president and chief legal council of Google, Inc. and the CEO of Independent News & Media, plc, last week agreed to disagree on the best way to protect content owners’ copyrights on the Internet. However, INM’s Gavin O’Reilly and Google’s David Drummond did tell the audience of the World Newspaper Congress in Hyderabad they would continue meeting in the future to try and solve the issue.

New survey shows same results, many unwilling to pay online

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Nestor Bailly

Over the autumn months, International GfK held a survey of 16,800 people aged over 15 in 17 European countries and the USA called “Internet Use” and commissioned, interestingly enough, by The Wall Street Journal Europe.

How Programmer/Journalists Are Changing the News

from Mashable! by Leah Betancourt

8 Must-Have Traits of Tomorrow?s Journalist

from Mashable! by Vadim Lavrusik

Pulitzer Prize changes criteria to include non-print sources

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Betsey Reinsborough

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The Pulitzer Prize is once again updating its criteria to fit with the changing face of news reportage.  The Pulitzer Board had changed the criteria last year to allow entries from non-print newsrooms as long as they were “primarily dedicated to original news reporting and coverage of ongoing events.”  This year, they went a step further and are accepting entries form any Internet-only publication as long as it is published at least weekly.

Why Young Journalists in Big Newsrooms Are Risk Averse

from MediaShift

I’m going to tell you a secret about my newsroom.

The 20-somethings there are indeed fast to pick up new technology such as social networking, RSS and the use of Flip cameras. They are also wonderful colleagues, as well as dedicated and intensely engaged journalists. Of course, that’s not the secret. What is surprising is that our youngest colleagues are by no means revolutionaries. They’re not the ones looking to adopt or push disruptive innovations or invent new formats. That’s largely done by people who are well into their 30s or older.

Murdoch’s praise of future journalism veils paywalls

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Nestor Bailly

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for murdoch1f5lx.jpgIn an article in The Wall Street Journal, Rupert Murdoch is optimistic about the future of journalism in this age of newspaper cutbacks and the overwhelming concerns with bottom-line budgets rather than quality journalism.

Making Google pay, the Axel Springer way

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Helena Humphrey

Rupert Murdoch is not the only mogul looking to make money from online content – it’s just that what with the intense media circus surrounding his rants, not to mention the severity of his accusations (think calling Google and Yahoo out and out thieves on international TV) he’s the only one we’ve really heard about of late.

5 Tools to Help Automate Local Advertising

from MediaShift

Promises of whiter teeth, IQ quizzes, and digital dancing people clutter online ads these days. At the same time, experts at future-of-journalism conferences are declaring that news will never again be solely supported by advertising. Neither one tells the full story of the present and future of online advertising for hyper-local and other news websites.

Future of journalism is digital and hyperlocal, says Editor-in-Chief

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Helena Humphrey

Bart_Brouwers.jpgHaving enjoyed a successful career in print journalism for over 25 years, holding the position of editor in chief at Sp!ts for the last four, Bart Brouwers has announced his departure from the role, leaving the job in the capable hands of his deputy,

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