Journalism-related links, of course, but starting off with something we Canadians all need to pay attention to.
- Update 1: Future of Journalism: Blogging, twittering and live video. I’m listening to this 84-minute Guardian audio forum at the moment and enjoying it. Lots in here about a wide range of uses and tools.
- The Canadian DMCA: A Betrayal. Lots of coverage about what’s good (very little) and what’s bad (very much) about newly-introduced Canadian copyright changes. Also: Catching Up on the Canadian DMCA Coverage, Copyright Bill’s Fine Print Makes For a Disturbing Read, Is the Conservative government being dishonest with their mislabelling in C-61? and common illegal activities. (Just so we are all clear: I love the idea of copyright, I hate the idea of governments using copyright to protect business models.)
- ROP ads poised for a comeback? A dollop of potentially good news for newspapers. Other business news: Wachovia downgrades newspaper publishers, expecting weaker advertising in 2008 and 2009, Layoff Log for Friday the 13th, U.S. ad spending remains sluggish, Media General Gives Earnings Forecast, Continues Cuts (Update2).
- I’m back from the hack, I think. Howard Owens returns to the blogosphere after a hack attack on his blog. Those of us on WordPress need to be alert.
- NJ paper goes on a witch-hunt — for newsroom liberals. I’m not sure what to think about this, but there seems to be a lot of commonsense in Will Bunch’s four points (about halfway through the piece).
- Is Community News Just a “Nice-to-Have?” Interesting post by Amy Gahran at Poynter, and much of interest in the comments. (I do wish Poynter would put the articles and the comments together, instead of having them on separate pages.)