Heading into the weekend, with a full reading list that includes:
- New rule: Cover what you do best. Link to the rest. Jeff Jarvis has a suggestion for newspapers and the headline pretty much says it all. Not sure, in an age of media messiness, we need more “rules,” but the idea seems sound.
- Reuters to launch African website. Much, deserved, buzz over Reuters’ new site, aimed at news consumers, that brings together its reporting, a network of bloggers (through a partnership with Global Voices) and more. A welcome addition to the media mix.
- Foreign correspondents and coverage, what’s their future? Coincidentally, Editors Weblog takes a look at alternatives to the shrinking pool of foreign correspondents.
- New York Times launches user-generated features. The Times is using a targeted approach — weddings and collectible cars, so far, according to this article — which may be a very smart way to collect quality user content from the passionate, for the passionate.
- Update 1: Greeley paper acknowledges ethical lapses. The newspaper will end its apparent long-term practise of stealing stuff from competitors and republishing with an AP credit.
- Update 2: Quote of the Day. I’m a week or so late in picking up on this, but Susan Mernit has one of the better posts on the recent AP-Now Public get-together.