Wikileaks to release more military documents!

Wikileaks to soon release massive new cache of military documents

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

Newsweek reports that Wikileaks will soon publish what is believed to be an extremely large cache of war documents, constituting the biggest military leak of all time. The exact number of documents and the nature of their contents have not been revealed, but the material may include what imprisoned Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning is believed to have passed along to WikiLeaks earlier this year. From the Newsweek article:

Wikio Group: The European Google News provider?

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Stefanie Chernow


On Monday Overblog, a blogging website, and Wikio, an aggregator of news and social media, announced they were to merge. With the new business model, the two companies hope to become “the leader in European social media” reports Le Figaro. Wikio Group, the new name for the company, is forecasted to bring in 27 million unique visitors per month and make 10 million euros for 2010.

Integration at the Washington Post: helping readers find your content

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald
The Washington Post’s managing editor Raju Narisetti believes in a dedicated search engine optimisation policy as the paper embraces integration and tackles the challenges posed by a print product in decline. Narisetti was speaking at the 9th International Newsroom Summit in London, organised by WAN-IFRA.

Can Twitter replace traditional journalism?

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Dawn Osakue

twitter.jpgIt came as no surprise that the hostage situation which took place at the Discovery Building last week was first reported on Twitter. As Paul Farhi puts it: “As it has with other breaking news events — the landing of a jet on the Hudson River in 2009, the 2008 massacre in Mumbai — the story unfolded first in hiccupping fits and starts on Twitter, the much-hyped micro-blogging service”

In the digital debates, Wikipedia founder encourages apps

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Stefanie Chernow

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In the ongoing paywall debate, the media industry still hasn’t quite figured out how to monetize a digital business model. Some believe that the paywall is a necessity for survival, while others believe it is morally wrong. Some believe that applications are the key to a thriving newspaper industry, while others doubt e-readers and mobile apps can save the industry without having a creative business model at its backbone. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is the most recent Internet entrepreneur to voice his opinion on the subject. Editor and Publisher reports Wales believes news organizations should embrace mobile news and that in time the paid model will develop.

Google Instant, SEO and news publishers

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Dawn Osakue


Google has announced a “new search enhancement that shows results as you type.” Promising to save users some seconds during each search, instant search is a partial delivery on Eric Schmidt‘s prediction that Google is going to tell people what they want. However, speculations abound as to whether instant search means the end of SEO (search engine optimization)

French government report calls for cuts in state aid to the press

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Emma Heald
A French government-commissioned report concluded that the country’s press has been kept in a state of “permanent artificial respiration” by the huge amounts of financial state aid they receive, Agence France-Presse reported.

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