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We've got two weeks to cover with this review, but since one of those weeks was dominated for many us by football, family and post-turkey stupor, Tramadol steet value, it's a relatively quiet period to catch up on. Here's what you might have missed:
Citizen journalism and the Occupy movement: The furor surrounding the Occupy Wall Street protests hit another peak before Thanksgiving, thanks in large part to the police officer who pepper-sprayed seated UC-Davis students at close range. The episode was captured in numerous videos and photos by surrounding students that quickly achieved meme status, and the Lab's Megan Garber argued that the Pepper Spraying Cop meme was crucial in pushing the movement beyond its theme of economic justice and in demanding emotional, empathetic participation by viewers, Tramadol reviews.
Zack Whittaker of ZDNet held up the incident as an example of citizen journalism holding authority to account and exposing spin for what it is, and GigaOM's Janko Roettgers argued that while the Arab Spring relied on this type of coverage because many kinds of professional reporting were outlawed, it's being used in the U.S. to supplement the limited resources of the professional press, Order Tramadol. NYU j-prof Jay Rosen highlighted the work of one of those Occupy citizen reporters, Buy Tramadol no prescription, offering some fine advice to young would-be journalists in the process: The most important thing is to put yourself in a "journalistic situation," which is "when a live community is depending on you for regular reports about some unfolding thing that clearly matters to them."
Meanwhile, the concern over police's heavy-handed tactics toward reporters—including arrests and removal from the scenes of their Occupy crackdowns—has continued. Numerous New York news organizations called for an investigation into the New York Police Department's brutishness toward journalists, and New York Times columnist Michael Powell made a sharp rebuttal of NYPD's "but they didn't have press passes!" defense. GigaOM's Mathew Ingram gave some thoughts about how these situations have changed now that journalists are everywhere, purchase Tramadol for sale, and Free Press' Josh Stearns gave a great example of journalistic curation in his explanation of how he's reported on journalist arrests nationwide.
The Times has a few miscellaneous angles covered as well: Brian Stelter looked at Occupy coverage from within and outside the mainstream, and David Carr wondered what's next for Occupy, particularly in terms of its media narrative.
SOPA as innovation killer: On the heels of last month's congressional hearing Order Tramadol, on the U.S.' ominous Stop Online Piracy Act, alarm about the bill's potential to dramatically curtail online speech continues to echo around the web, including from the editorial boards of both the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. Tramadol coupon, Techdirt's Mike Masnick, who has been the go-to writer on SOPA, billed one of his posts arguing against the bill as the definitive argument, and he's probably right. Masnick's argument had a few parts: 1) Enforcement is the wrong way to prevent copyright infringement; 2) Even if it was the right way, SOPA is an ineffective enforcement strategy; and 3) Along the way, Tramadol schedule, SOPA would do significant collateral damage to the economy and innovation. To the first point, Masnick argued that the problem behind copyright infringement is one of a broken business model, the symptom of an industry that refuses to adjust to meet changing audience demands. "The best way, Low dose Tramadol, by far, to decrease infringement is to offer awesome new services that are convenient and useful," he wrote.
Alex Howard of O'Reilly Media provided another long post detailing the dangers of SOPA, particularly the chilling effect it will have on innovation. He also explained to the Knight Digital Media Center's Amy Gahran how the bill could hinder innovation in news organizations, especially small ones, Order Tramadol. In a carefully balanced piece, real brand Tramadol online, the Economist touched on some of the same business model issues behind SOPA that Masnick did, while Ars Technica's Timothy Lee argued that this internationally oriented bill would have damaging effects on the U.S.' reputation abroad in technological areas.
Frictionless sharing's pros and cons: Two months after Facebook introduced a new set of social apps that largely centered on automatic sharing, the company announced some of the early stats from news orgs' new apps. Where can i find Tramadol online, All the news Facebook reported is, of course, good news, but Poynter's Jeff Sonderman went a bit deeper into the apps to pull out several lessons for news orgs. Among them, he noted that publishers are finding success both within the walls of Facebook and on their own sites using the social graph, Tramadol mg. The organizations themselves approve Order Tramadol, , too: The Guardian said it's had great success reaching younger audiences through the app, and the Independent said it's given fresh attention to stories at least a decade old.
Facebook's big changes introduced this fall haven't come without their discontents, though. CNET's Molly Wood argued that Facebook's new "frictionless sharing" through automatically sharing apps like the ones developed by news orgs is actually increasing barriers to sharing, at the same time that it's turning sharing passive. "Frictionless sharing via Open Graph recasts Facebook's basic purpose, Tramadol street price, making it more about recommending and archiving than about sharing and communicating."
Tech entrepreneur Anil Dash chimed in, noting that Facebook is putting up additional barriers even to websites that are using its commenting systems. And ReadWriteWeb's Marshall Kirkpatrick argued that with its new sharing functions making indiscriminate sharing the default, Facebook is starting to resemble malware.
In other Facebook-related news, a study was published that found that the classic "six degrees of separation" has been reduced to 4.74 degrees between any random users across the world on Facebook, rx free Tramadol. As a New York Times article on the study noted, this raises questions of whether Facebook "friends" actually correspond to real-life relationships, though some scholars defended the idea by noting that these "weak ties" have been shown to be quite important for several functions, including spreading news, Order Tramadol. GigaOM's Mathew Ingram went into some more detail on the possible effects of these weak ties that are amplified by Facebook.
Reading roundup: Several smaller stories over the past two weeks. Here they are, in short form:
— WikiLeaks released a new set of documents this week — the first of a database of documents from the surveillance industry, Buy cheap Tramadol, but it's also delayed the launch of its new online document submission system. Julian Assange ripped news editors for being too subservient to the political powers that be, and the Electronic Freedom Foundation examined WikiLeaks' effects on several global revolutions, as well as the future of the U.S.' First Amendment. Order Tramadol, — At a time when almost everyone in finance is running away screaming from newspapers, billionaire Warren Buffett announced surprising plans to buy his hometown newspaper, the Omaha World-Herald. Forbes' Jeff Bercovici saw the move as a vote of confidence in the financial viability of newspapers, while former World-Herald journalist Steve Buttry said it's about personal attachment, Tramadol duration, not confidence in the newspaper business. Jim Romenesko noted that the World-Herald's employee-owned model was struggling, which few younger employees buying in.
— After at least 10 days of testimony into News Corp.'s phone hacking case, Tramadol gel, ointment, cream, pill, spray, continuous-release, extended-release, the Guardian has a good, quick summary of what we've found out so far. The company's stock remains surprisingly hot, even if its public image is plummeting: NYU's Jay Rosen wrote an Australia-centric argument that News Corp. has an incontrovertibly corrupt culture, Order Tramadol.
— A couple of (hopefully) final notes about Jim Romenesko's acrimonious departure from Poynter: Romenesko gave his account of the episode, and the Lab's Joshua Benton wrote a fantastic post comparing Romenesko's aggregation practices with the tech world's dichotomy between specs and user experience. Read it, if you haven't already.
— In a perceptive post, 10,000 Words' Lauren Rabaino traced the evolution of news stories' development online, and argued for a more wiki-style story format.
— I'll leave you with a sharp big-picture piece by the Associated Press' Jonathan Stray, who attempted to define what he called the "digital public sphere" and outlined what we should expect it to do. It's a wonderful starting point (or rebooting point) for thinking about what we're all trying to do here with the future of journalism and information online.
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A fight for online freedom: A U.S. House committee hearing brought an important three-week old bill on Internet censorship to the spotlight this week. The Stop Online Piracy Act (a companion of the Senate's Protect IP Act), would allow content creators to shut down websites on which people hosted unauthorized copyrighted content, or linked to sites that did. The Atlantic has a good, kjøpe Flagyl på nett, köpa Flagyl online, quick explainer, and the advocacy group Fight for the Future has a sharp video illustrating its implications. If you want to go in-depth, Techdirt has the most thorough continuing coverage of the bill.
I'm only slightly exaggerating when I say that it seems as though pretty much everyone on the Internet hates this bill, Flagyl For Sale. Bunches of Internet giants oppose it — Google was a major testifier at this week's hearing (though its rep referenced the WikiLeaks payment blocks favorably, Buy Flagyl online cod, which concerned some) — Tumblr ran an online campaign against the bill by mock-censoring its users' dashboard screens, and loads of online commentators howled against it.
Here's why they're so upset: This bill could inflict a ton of collateral damage, some of which could be a crucial blow for free speech on the web. The New America Foundation's Rebecca MacKinnon summed up the objections to the bill well, arguing that it would handcuff tech startups, lead to political censorship, purchase Flagyl, and have a chilling effect on speech on the web in general. As Dan Gillmor put it in the Guardian: "The longer-range damage is literally incalculable, because the legislation is aimed at preventing innovation – and speech – that the cartel can't control. Flagyl For Sale, If this law had been passed years ago, YouTube could not exist today in anything remotely like the form it has taken."
As GigaOM's Mathew Ingram noted, you can't have the explosion of creative production, individual empowerment, and democratic potential of the Internet without the downsides of rampant copyright infringement. If you take away the latter, he argued, Where to buy Flagyl, you take away the former, too. And venture capitalist Brad Burnham made the interesting point that the architecture of the web is based on the assumption that there are more good actors out there than bad, an idea that this bill runs squarely against.
This bill poses some potential problems for journalism, too. Jessica Roy of 10, get Flagyl,000 Words outlined some of those issues, pointing out that articles could be censored for linking to sites with piracy information, and that citizen journalism and innovation could be stifled.
Twitter as one-way street: The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released a report this week on the way news organizations use Twitter, and the results weren't pretty: News orgs, they found, were using Twitter predominantly as a way to simply broadcast their stories online, not taking much advantage of Twitter's interactive capabilities or its ability to link readers to a wide variety of sources, Flagyl For Sale. PEJ said the behavior was reminiscent of the link-phobic early days of the web, and the Lab's Megan Garber called it a "glorified RSS feed."
GigaOM's Mathew Ingram was particularly troubled by how little news orgs and their journalists asked readers for news tips and feedback, Flagyl pharmacy, and media consultant Terry Heaton said this Twitter-as-headline-feed pattern among news orgs is evidence that it really is all about the money. "If influencing public life is the goal, then readership is what matters, and there are many ways to efficiently deliver unbundled content via the Web," he wrote. "When forcing people to read our content within our infrastructure, then it’s clear that monetizing that content is more important than anything else." Amy Gahran of the Knight Digital Media Center, meanwhile, australia, uk, us, usa, tied the study to another Pew study that reinforced the value of personal recommendations over impersonal ones.
There was also quite a bit of talk on Twitter about the study's weaknesses, led largely by media scholars like USC's Robert Hernandez. Still, one j-prof, Where can i cheapest Flagyl online, Alfred Hermida of the University of British Columbia, pointed out that this report's findings do echo those of several previous studies, both academic and professional.
Occupy Wall Street and scooping the wire Flagyl For Sale, : New York police swooped in earlier this week to clear Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protesters, which in itself wasn't surprising: Similar sweeps have been done in numerous American cities. What drew particular attention among future-of-news folks was the way they did it — by blocking journalists from viewing the action and even arresting 26 of them across the country, of whom seven worked full-time for traditional news orgs and seven had NYPD press credentials. The New York Times and the Atlantic have the most thorough accounts of what went on, and you can check out video of one of the reporter arrests at the Times' The Local, buy cheap Flagyl no rx.
One interesting side story to emerge from those arrests began when AP staff members tweeted that their AP colleagues had been arrested before the news hit the wire. The AP sent out a stern memo admonishing its journalists to beat their own wire reports on Twitter, prompting the New York Times' Brian Stelter to ask, "Shouldn't the wire speed up?!" GigaOM's Mathew said news orgs should consider Twitter the newswire now, and Reuters' Anthony DeRosa argued that policies like the AP's (and Reuters') are the products of head-in-the-sand thinking. (The AP sent out another memo the next day explaining that its initial memo was more about the safety of its arrested reporters than anything.)
Elsewhere in Occupy-related media and tech ideas: The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal kicked off a series of posts on technology's role in the Occupy protests with a creative description of Occupy as a type of API, ReadWriteWeb's Jon Mitchell praised Storify for its role in Occupy coverage, and New York Times freelancer Natasha Lennard explained why she's ditching the objectivity-based paradigm of the mainstream media to get involved with Occupy, Flagyl For Sale. Flagyl forum, —
Romenesko and online attribution: A few of the loose ends from Jim Romenesko's unceremonious departure from the Poynter Institute were tied up since last week's review: Poynter renamed Romenesko's blog MediaWire, and in an interview, Romenesko shed some light on his insistence on resigning: "I worked there for 12 years, and I'm supposed to spend my final days being supervised, having a babysitter, whatever. It just seemed a little bit humiliating."
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Other media critics continued to defend Romenesko (Reuters' Jack Shafer) and rip Poynter (Terry Heaton, Felix Salmon). Flagyl For Sale, The Gender Report's Jasmine Linabary, meanwhile, wondered why we weren't seeing much attention paid to women commenting on the Romenesko story.
Amazon releases the Kindle Fire: Amazon released its much-anticipated Kindle Fire tablet this week, and the reviews were mixed, Flagyl price. (PaidContent has a quick roundup of some of the big reviewers.) It got panned by a few places (most notably Wired), but the general sentiment was that while the Fire can't match up the iPad and some of the other top-end tablets, it's still a decent deal at $200. As the New York Times' David Pogue put it: "The Fire deserves to be a disruptive, gigantic force — it’s a cross between a Kindle and an iPad, Flagyl without a prescription, a more compact Internet and video viewer at a great price. But at the moment, it needs a lot more polish."
A few other notes regarding the Fire: Time Inc. had five of its magazines on the Fire at its launch after some protracted negotiating, and Amazon has made the Fire's source code available to developers to encourage software experimentation, Flagyl For Sale. Wired's Steven Levy, meanwhile, had an in-depth discussion with Amazon's Jeff Bezos about the state of the company.
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— A federal judge ruled late last week that Twitter has to hand over information about possible WikiLeaks supporters, one of whom, Icelandic member of Parliament Birgitta Jonsdottir, expressed her outrage in the Guardian over the decision's threat to civil rights. ReadWriteWeb's John Paul Titlow and GigaOM's Mathew Ingram were also among those concerned about the future of privacy online.
— A few advertising-related tidbits: Reuters' Felix Salmon summarized a fascinating talk Flagyl For Sale, he gave on the woeful state of online advertising and what to do about it, Wired looked at Twitter's efforts to make serendipity pay as an advertising model, and the Lab examined newspapers' advertising efforts on Twitter. Meanwhile, the New York Times ran an innovative cross-platform interactive ad that also mimicked its news content, which led ACES' Charles Apple and the Columbia Journalism Review's Clint Hendler to question its ethics. The Times told Hendler the ad couldn't realistically be confused with actual Times content.
— The Columbia Journalism Review explored a crucial issue in the changing news ecosystem — what happens to all the communities that aren't hubs for innovation? — with a series of pieces on Modesto, California.
— Also in CJR, Megan Garber wrote a fascinating article looking back at how journalism has viewed its future over the years. The University of Colorado's Steve Outing decided to add to that tradition of journalistic fortune-telling with his set of predictions about what online news will look like 20 years from now.
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