Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This week's topic links

Latest on Libya Coverage

Jeremy Peters, The New York Times: "Journalists Kept in Hotel as Battle Rages Outside"

Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post: "Women Lead the Way in Covering Rebel Advance into Tripoli"

Toby Young, The Telegraph: "Sky News's Libya coverage knocks the BBC's into cocked hat"

James Rainey, Los Angeles Times: "Cable TV provides a front-row seat to Libyan rebellion"

Earthquake "Destruction"

MSNBC: "Quake shakes East Coast, causes evacuations"

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Washington's Earthquake Farce"

Jacob Edleman, AP: "Jaded West Coast Chuckles over East Coast quake"

Facebook Comments vs. Anonymity

Jeff Sonderman, Poynter: "News site using Facebook Comments see higher quality discussion, more referrals"

Callam Borchers, NetNewsCheck: "In Cleveland, Comments Rock the Boat"

Matt Carmichael, Ad Age: "State of the Day: 63% of Readers Don't Care About Your Comments"

Local TV Looking Up

Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Local TV Newscasts Expanding"

Claire Atkinson, New York Post: "Life after Oprah: WABC hopes news at 4 p.m. will attract ad dollars"

TVNewsCheck: "KOMU to Debut New Interactive Newscast"

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