Tag: comments

by Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK — As a high profile case against a prominent media campaigner returns to court in Bangkok, it has emerged that the long arm of Thailand’s lèse-majesté law has reached into California. On Thursday Chiranuch Premchaiporn of the Thai current affairs website Prachatai returned to court in the Thai capital to face vague-sounding allegations that […] more »

by Linas Jegelevicius

Online hate speech is becoming more and more widespread in Lithuania and until recently, comments like, “The world needs Hitler again to do the cleansing job,” which was posted on a website called Delfi, or “Expel dirty Roma people out of Lithuania” would have gone unheeded by criminal justice. “Although the Lithuanian Criminal Codex includes […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Bit by bit, feature by feature, Facebook is making inroads into sites that live outside of Facebook.com. Major publishers now sprinkle their sites with Facebook plug-ins, from fan page widgets to friend recommendations to the ubiquitous “Like” thumbs-up. And hey, why not? It’s a win-win, with publishers getting more engagement and increased traffic from Facebook […] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

A desperate, weeks-long search in 2007 for missing Purdue University student Wade Steffey yielded a number of stories in the local Lafayette, Indiana, newspaper, the Journal & Courier. The newspaper also covered a mugging incident that was reported by another student, Timothy Collins, on the same night of Steffey’s disappearance. Local police, apparently suspicious of […] more »

by Mark Glaser

This episode of 4MR is brought to you by GoDaddy, helping you set up your own website in a snap with domain name registration, web hosting and 24/7 support. Visit GoDaddy to learn more. Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the rise of Facebook as a […] more »

by Roland Legrand

How do we create a community? This question is frequently asked by editors as well as by marketing managers and other business people. More and more, I don’t think you can create communities. Communities already exist. You can try and offer them a news service or a platform that the community finds useful and engaging, […] more »

by Rob Arcamona

On November 13, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s website, StLToday, asked readers to comment on a story titled, “What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever eaten?” Soon, a commenter posted a reply that included a “vulgar, two-syllable word for a part of a woman’s anatomy,” according to an online account by Kurt Greenbaum, the paper’s director of […] more »

by Alfred Hermida

The ability of anyone to play an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and sharing news and information is seen as one of the big shifts in journalism over the past 10 years. But a growing body of research suggests that the advent of participatory journalism, or user-generated content (UGC), has done […] more »

by Simon Owens

Since its launch in late 2004, Digg has tried its hand with several outside advertising networks, going from an off-the-shelf Google AdSense arrangement to working with Federated Media before finally signing a deal for Microsoft to deliver its display advertisements. But in April of this year, Digg announced it would end its deal with the […] more »

by Jeffrey D. Neuburger

Anonymous comments on newspapers blogs are drawing attention from prosecutors seeking information about criminal matters, once again raising the issue of whether newspaper blog comments are protected under state press shield laws. Last fall, I wrote about two civil cases involving claims of defamation, where two separate courts refused to order newspapers to disclose information […] more »