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When a blog beats a NYT story

by Mathew on November 11, 2009 · 38 comments

It may have gotten lost amid the back-and-forth in the comments on her piece at the Columbia Journalism Review -- many of which take her to task for criticizing "crowdfunding" startup Spot.us and its role in the Garbage Patch story the New York Times published recently -- but I thought Megan Garber made an excellent…

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As many people probably know by now, Google came out with another of its Google Labs features on Monday: a Google News timeline view, which gives users the ability to see and scroll through headlines, photos and news excerpts by day/week/month/year. The sources of this data can also be customized to include not just traditional…

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Doug Feaver, the former executive editor of the Washington Post, has a great column up about comments and the value of allowing them to not only be anonymous but unmoderated (other than by fellow commenters). This is a case I have tried -- and continue to try -- to make at the Globe and Mail,…

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The photo that captured the incredible survival of the passengers of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, a shot of passengers standing on the wing in the middle of the Hudson River and sitting in an inflatable life raft, was taken by a guy named Janis Krums, who was on the ferry that was going to pick…

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Apple's announcements at Macworld may have lacked some of the flair and sizzle that CEO Steve Jobs usually brought to his keynote, but there was one announcement that, arguably, will wind up changing the playing field considerably. That announcement is the news of DRM-free sales from all of the major music labels through iTunes, and…

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