Comments on: Traditional media’s refusal to enter the link economy http://blogs.reuters.com/anthony-derosa/2011/04/13/traditional-medias-refusal-to-enter-the-link-economy/ Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:58:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ac1981 http://blogs.reuters.com/anthony-derosa/2011/04/13/traditional-medias-refusal-to-enter-the-link-economy/#comment-58 Fri, 15 Apr 2011 03:29:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anthony-derosa/?p=103#comment-58 From what I’ve seen, it looks like reuters is as guilty as any other news organization.

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By: Copelander http://blogs.reuters.com/anthony-derosa/2011/04/13/traditional-medias-refusal-to-enter-the-link-economy/#comment-57 Fri, 15 Apr 2011 00:33:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anthony-derosa/?p=103#comment-57 As a journalism student that has only had the experience of working in a very small handful of newsrooms, I can say that I am encouraged to link.

School assignments demand it, especially those that focus on Internet journalism. Two internships, one at a small paper and the other at a major city alt weekly, have returned drafts asking for information to be linked in the article. This typically includes links to public documents or anything that will provide context.

I don’t think of it as an ethical issue, as you put it. It’s more of a style and standards thing than anything else.

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By: Foremski http://blogs.reuters.com/anthony-derosa/2011/04/13/traditional-medias-refusal-to-enter-the-link-economy/#comment-55 Thu, 14 Apr 2011 17:20:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anthony-derosa/?p=103#comment-55 When I worked in traditional media no one wanted to quote other media sources because it looked bad that the reporter wasn’t able to write the story from their own sources. I can understand the reluctance to link.

Also, in traditional PR, you will find very few links in a news release. It seems both tradtional media and traditional PR share this in common.

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By: MaryHamilton http://blogs.reuters.com/anthony-derosa/2011/04/13/traditional-medias-refusal-to-enter-the-link-economy/#comment-53 Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:00:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/anthony-derosa/?p=103#comment-53 I’ve got to say, the technical issue does ring true for me. I’m aware of at least one major CMS used by multiple newsrooms in the UK that gives journalists no way of including inline article links – just the option to add them separately, as “related content”, in a sidebar of the article where their design makes them difficult to pick out.

Of course that plays into cultural issues as well, and perhaps speaks of a cultural issue at higher executive levels – if the people who make the choice to purchase this technology don’t “get” the link economy, then technical issues are the obvious result.

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