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You can’t publish everything

Apple computer is suing a computer-industry rumor site for publishing trade secrets about some of Apple’s products still under development. While the Internet is a bastion of free speech, every so often it runs up against legal walls, such as trade secrets. Apple also said that its efforts to squelch the publication of as-yet-unannounced products ...

The Rather report must be bad

The president of CBS news met with the White House communications director today. It looks like the pending report will paint CBS in a pretty bad light for the network to be mending fences already.

Blogs and the mainstream

The BBC’s take on the political import of blogs. Though they reference the US election, they again miss the Rather angle. Can old media fairly report on new media? I don’t think they understand it yet. They do understand that their position is threatened, however. “The notion of a gatekeeper who filters and decides what’s ...

Partly on the money, mostly not

ABC News named Bloggers as their “People of the Year.” They pointed to bloggers’ importance in stories ranging from the tsunami to Howard Dean, but made no mention of CBS’s forged documents. Maybe it’s because this is being reported by network TV, but why not mention Rathergate? If you mention Dean (who lost), isn’t a ...

Nothing is private

Six soldiers are suing the Associated Press for taking personal photos published on a public website and republishing them as part of a report on prisoner abuse. An AP reporter discovered the photos, posted on the picture-sharing site Smugmug.com, during research on another set of photos that purportedly showed Navy SEALs abusing detainees. Jane Doe ...

Campaign to end embargos

Adam Penenberg at Wired.com argues that journalists should reject embargos because the media is playing along with a big PR game. He also notes that it’s up to editors, rather than powerless reporters, to resist embargo pressures. Matt Drudge has made a career of blowing past embargos. I would guess that many of his scoops ...

Top Ten Blogging moments of 2004

TCS: Tech Central Station – The Year Of Blogging Dangerously A “Rather” good list.

Satellite Radio Growing Quickly

New York Daily News – Business – Sirius , XM radio scale Yule heights Both satellite contenders lured lots of new business this year with Sirius going from just 260,000 to 1 million customers and XM going from 1.3 million to 3.1 million. It would be interesting to compare this growth to other new media ...

Civilian reporting

Relatives and survivors – World – www.theage.com.au The Age in Melbourne collected stories from its readers who were caught in the tsunami. Note the invitation for interviews too. The Age would like to speak to anyone affected by the earthquake or the tsunamis in the region. You can contact us by email: [email protected] Requires free ...