How The Australian‘s best source? As Scott Bridges at GroupThink points out, “you wouldn’t want the newspapers to do any sort of real analysis free of pre-judgement or anything”. This from journo self-help group SourceBottle on Twitter yesterday:


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“WikiLeaks has revealed the secrets of the Pentagon, Scientology, and Sarah Palin — and the explosive video of a US attack on civilians and journalists in Iraq. Meet the shadowy figure behind the whistleblower site.” — Mother Jones

The paywall that works — how the Financial Times still makes money

“Last year, amid the greatest recession in the history of the financial system, the Financial Times turned a profit. How it did so in the wake of a downturn that has literally decimated the UK’s 1m financial sector jobs … is a question increasingly asked by an industry looking for answers.” — The Guardian

US publisher takes stand on intern pay (Crikey interns — don’t read this)

“A lot of young people are performing full-time work but not getting paid for it because they’re classified as interns… But with the Labor Department tightening enforcement of internship rules, will that system have to change?” — Daily Finance

Read all about it — newspapers aren’t dead yet

“In their mind’s eye, there was a golden age of journalism, great campaigning editors and marvelous handsome reporters in raincoats, who stopped at nothing to get the truth and always got the girl.” — The National

The app market explodes for Apple’s JesusPad

“Although it remains to be seen whether or not mainstream consumers will latch onto the iPad with the same ferocity as they did the iPhone, it’s clear that there’s no lack of appetite for apps.” — New York Times

…and the BBC is on board — to make money

“The BBC may have postponed its planned mobile phone apps for regulatory scrutiny in its native UK — but, in the US, where the BBC operates commercially, its new iPad app is already a big hit.” — paidContent:UK

How I got sued by Facebook

“There’s information about my Facebook data set scattered around multiple news articles, as well as posts in this blog, but here’s the full story of how it all came down.” — PeteSearch

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