From the monthly archives:

October 2009

A community guidelines FAQ

by Mathew on October 30, 2009

As anyone who has commented on a Globe and Mail story probably knows, we have a policy on what kinds of comments are appropriate and which ones are removed, but I confess that we haven't always done a great job of communicating that policy clearly and consistently to our readers -- in part because our…
Megan Garber has a thoughtful and all-around excellent piece at the Columbia Journalism Review that looks at how mainstream media and several blogs handled a story about Justice Antonin Scalia and comments he made about a landmark anti-segregation ruling: In the teeming world of the Web — one defined not merely by seemingly endless variety…

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Micah Sifry talks about how Atrios and Digby see the blogosphere evolving, and the rise of corporate blog entities. Is political blogging no longer a place for the individual, crusading voice? Do you have to be part of a group blog, and ideally backed by a big media property, to flourish in the national political…

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Want to know why so many media outlets are excited about the idea of using Facebook Connect? Staci Kramer at PaidContent provides some clues in her interview with Huffington Post CEO Eric Hippeau: At my request, HuffPo supplied some details: Facebook referral traffic is up 48 percent since the launch—and the already-heavy volume of comments…

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An excellent post at Columbia Journalism Review by Jan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism. She's responding to the Downie/Schudson report on The Reconstruction of American Journalism, which you can download as a PDF here or read online here: In looking to reconstruct journalism, I’d start not by asking how do…

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