Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This week's topic links

Breaking Rules on Favre Story

David Carr, The New York Times: "When Salacious Is Irresistable"

Howard Kurtz, The Washington Post (his last column): "Howard Kurtz finds there are news nuggets in the tough, often tacky blog world"

(Maybe) Hard News Pays

Megan Garber, Nieman Journalism Lab: "Move over, LiLo! Public-interest news can be more valuable to publishers than traffic bait"

Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz blog: "Traffic 'Bait' and Ad Clicks: Perfect Market's Study Isn't Telling the Whole Story"

Funding State Government News Coverage

Dana Davis Rehm, National Public Radio: "Making Coverage Of Local Government Compelling"

MissouriWatchdog (St, Louis-based, think-tank-funded investigative reporting site)

Missouri News Horizon (JFC-based, think-tank-funded Missouri news site)

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting (non-profit that hopes to raise enough money to do regional investigative journalism)

Alecia Swasy, Reynolds Journalism Institute: "Open Missouri: Creating a public website to make state data accessible to citizens"

NPR Says "No" to "Sanity"

Alicia Shepard, NPR Ombudsman: "NPR Employees And Political Rallies: Facts Behind The Controversy"

Jeff Jarvis, The Huffington Post: "NPR Blames Us for its Problems: Insane"

Matthew L. Schafer, Ground Report blog: "Controversy? Not Really, NPR Preserves Journalistic Norms"

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