Month: June 2009

  • Anonymity is not a guarantee for online commenters

    Federal prosecutors who had made a broad request for user information of commenters on the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Web site backed down a bit, but an American Civil Liberties Union attorney representing four anonymous commenters on the newspaper Web site says it’s still an important, precedent-setting case. (Maggie) McLetchie said that this case is an…

  • Running the numbers

    We journalist types typically eschew focus groups and market research about news coverage, saying we know what a news story is and we don’t need no stinkin’ survey to figure it out. But we are learning to measure … and are finding it useful even if we put away our pica poles long ago. In…

  • Multimedia boot camp for journos planned in Nashville

    The Freedom Forum’s Diversity Institute is putting on an intensive week-long multimedia boot camp in mid-August. The program is designed for journalism educators, students or professionals with limited multimedia skills.