From the monthly archives:

April 2009

Alan Rusbridger is the editor-in-chief of The Guardian, easily one of the most prestigious newspapers in the English-speaking world, and is widely admired as a journalist's journalist. At the same time, he has also been one of the driving forces behind making his newspaper a leader online, which has involved embracing community -- including ground-breaking…

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Like a lot of newspapers and media outlets, the paper I work for in Toronto -- the Globe and Mail -- has been experimenting a lot with a great live-blogging and live-discussion tool called Cover It Live. The software comes from a company located in Toronto, but is being used by everyone from Newsweek and…

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Earlier this year, my friend and former Globe colleague Keith McArthur came up with the idea of celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Cluetrain Manifesto by having 95 people blog about the 95 theses that formed the core of the book. So he set up the Cluetrainplus10 wiki and asked people to sign up, and…

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In the aftermath of a horrible murder by someone who is now routinely referred to as "the Craigslist killer," the online classified site has been coming under increasing pressure from both the government -- which has been waging a prostitution-related crusade for some time now -- and others who see the service as somehow complicit…

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Curation has become a popular term in media circles, in the sense of a human editor who filters and selects content, and then packages it and delivers it to readers in some way. Many people (including me) believe that, in an era when information sources are exploding online, aggregation and curation of some kind is…

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