Journalists and Linking

Linking: it’s a simple concept, sure, but it’s also a controversial one. Why don’t more traditional newsrooms link out to their sources and to other sites? It’s the best way to remain transparent. It’s the immediate bibliography and lifeblood of the net.

In this video, CUNY Professor CW Anderson offers a few guesses as to why news sites are so hesitant. He also suggests that our appreciation of online content may be shifting, and that the lines between our online and physical lives are blurring.

For more additional videos and topics with Chris, see here.

  1. caitlinrstark reblogged this from futurejournalismproject and added:
    I loved this video! The great part of web is the possibility for transparency, but also for collaboration. The New York...
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    CITE EVERYTHING. Yeah, it takes a couple extra seconds, but it’s completely worth it to give credit where credit is due.
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    Seriously, news sources - figure it out, or perish.
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    This is rather interesting.
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