Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

Curated knowlege, trenchant insights & witty bon mots

On local sites, everyone's a journalist

This is actually a catch-up from earlier this week, which has turned out to be Citizen Journalism and Confidential Sources Week. The yarn is from the Washington Post and is about burgeoning efforts to make money by getting citizens to provide editorial content for nothing — or close to it. :) An excerpt: When fire […]

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Sun, December 12 2004 » Main Page » Comments Off

Nitpicker's quiz: Find the gaffes!

Who among us doesn't delight in finding screw-ups in other people's copy? No one, that's who — we all love it! Toronto Star Ombudsman Don Sellar made a little game of it in his column this Saturday. An excerpt: Nitpicker's Quiz: Find the gaffes DON SELLARHardly a week goes by without new entries for the Nitpicker's […]

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A clear need to shield reporters

This is an edited version of a Hamilton Spectator editor on the Ken Peters case. It was carried in Saturday's Toronto Star: Here's an excerpt: When a judge ordered Hamilton Spectator reporter Ken Peters to pay nearly $32,000 for his efforts to protect a confidential source in a story he wrote 10 years ago, it […]

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Time for the Times to talk about the Times

NYT Public Editor Daniel Okrent offers what should be a blindingly obvious suggestion: Here’s an idea: if the editors did the explaining themselves, maybe I wouldn’t have to do it for them.

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