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4:05 PM ET, October 10, 2010


 Top News: 
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
BBC new linking guidelines issued - science journals mentioned  —  The BBC have just emailed new linking guidelines to their staff.  They stipulate that linking is “essential” to online journalism and in one slide (it's a PowerPoint document) titled ‘If you remember nothing else’ highlight how linking will change:
Zach Behrens / LAist:
KCET Says Goodbye to PBS, Will go Independent January 1st  —  Los Angeles public television flagship station KCET is severing ties with PBS, it announced today.  The station, which is located near Sunset Junction, will become the largest independent public television station in the country on January 1st …
Discussion: Show Tracker and LA Observed
Brian Deagon / Investor's Business Daily:
At HuffPo, Innovation ‘Our DNA’  —  Arianna Huffington's career includes syndicated columnist, author, California gubernatorial candidate, and TV and radio personality whose political views have run the spectrum from right to left.  —  But her main focus the past five years …
Discussion: Romenesko
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Too Many Magazine Apps Are Still Walled Gardens  —  When Wired launched its magazine app for the iPad in May, it got a wave of publicity — in part because it was the first, and also because it released a gee-whiz video pointing out how the ads actually moved, and so on.
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Revising the Newspaper of Record  —  Views from readers, responses from the staff, and thoughts from the public editor.  —  •  —  When I started reading The Times's obituary on Arthur Penn online, I was fascinated to see that Pauline Kael's first review for The New Yorker was of “Bonnie and Clyde.”
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Now it's Google TV - but where's the content?  —  The computer colossus is rolling out its television service in the US.  It may not be long before it has to make its own programmes  —  Keep watching hard as Google TV is launched this autumn in the US - with apps for the Cartoon Network …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Breaking: Captions for Web Video Becomes Law Today with President's Signature  —  With President Obama signature this afternoon, online video content creators will be among those required to provide closed captioning, as part of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessiblity Act.
Discussion: CNN
Prescott Shibles / eMedia Vitals:
The New York Times and Boston Globe's differing paid content strategies  —  The NYT Co-owned Boston Globe is about to adopt a different paywall strategy to its sister paper the Times: its current portal will remain free but a paid for website focusing solely on newspaper content will be launched.
Michael Geist Blog:
CBC Bans Use of Creative Commons Music on Podcasts  —  The producers of the popular CBC radio show Spark have revealed (see the comments) that the public broadcaster has banned programs from using Creative Commons licenced music on podcasts.  The decision is apparently the result of restrictions …
Discussion: TeleRead, Techdirt and J-Source
Rachel McAthy /
WEFHamburg: One in five journalists lack ‘essential’ multimedia skills, suggests Poynter research  —  One in five journalists still do not have “essential” multimedia skills and news organisations need to do more to motivate staff, the researchers behind a Poynter Institute News University study said today.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Video Ad And Analytics Startup TubeMogul Takes $10 Million In VC Funding  —  Video advertising and analytics startup TubeMogul closed a $10 million Series B financing.  The round was led by Foundation Capital, with existing investors Trinity Ventures and Knight's Bridge Capital Partners …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Economist Taking Intelligent Life To U.S. On iPad Only  —  In a sign that online distribution to tablets can take printed publications in to territories that were previously unreachable, The Economist is overcoming a distribution bottleneck by taking its Intelligent Life quarterly to the U.S. on iPad only.
Discussion: Poynter Online and WebNewser
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