Ask a New Zealander to name a website domain name, and here’s what you get. Trademe.co.nz, the country’s most-visited website, is the domain most often mentioned by Kiwis, followed by facebook.com, google.com, stuff.co.nz and nzherald.co.nz. The information comes from the Colmar Brunton survey Internet Domain Names in New Zealand, commissioned by the New Zealand Domain […]
Tim Currie’s article at the Nieman Journalism Lab about the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe almost makes me wish I were back in the ‘peg. (I moved there 3 times in the 1970s and 1980s. Love the place but, sorry, the winters are too much to bear.) One of the many great things about Winnipeg […]
The promotional video [above] gives the flavour of this new news organization which launched this morning, while Martin Langeveld at Nieman Journalism Lab explores the Texas Tribune website. Founder and chairman John Thornton writes about the Tribune’s mission and the reasons for its nonprofit approach.
Details at the Online News Association website.
Jon Friedman of the Wall Street Journal interviews Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, who says the future of online journalism is social, linked, and free.
John Temple mentioned this wonderful story a couple of weeks ago on his blog, and I thought it was well worth sharing. The town of Silverton, Colorado has saved its weekly newspaper in an innovative way. Read John’s post, or better yet watch the video above to get the story. Talk about being a jack-of-all-trades! […]
News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch may be keen to build paywalls around his websites, but Canada’s Globe & Mail is not looking to charge for access to online news. “I think that horse has left the barn,” Globe publisher Phillip Crawley tells the Canadian Marketing Association. The Globe does, however, see a good business in […]
After two years of trying and failing to make a buck on its hyperlocal website LoudounExtra.com, the Washington Post will close the site next month. Rafat Ali has the story at PaidContent.org, while former LoudounExtra blogger Tammi Marcoullier posts a few thoughts on the site’s demise. As Rafat points out, the closure stands in interesting […]
From the breaking news battleground in New Zealand… One of the country’s leading news websites, stuff.co.nz, drew a crowd in downtown Auckland last Thursday, causing pedestrians to look up, grab their mobile phone cameras and start clicking. The publicity stunt (click the video above to watch) touts the site’s commitment to being first with breaking […]
All of the Gawker Media sites have a new commenting system. As explained on gawker.com, “we the editors are taking control back”. As a site gets bigger, the comments tend to get busier — and sometimes more annoying. Our titles are no exception. Deadspin’s had to contend with a war between the daytime and nighttime […]