The story of how Facebook and Twitter users lobbied the AP Stylebook to change “web site” to “website”

On the day the AP Stylebook announced it would change the requirement that its users refer to online destinations as “web sites” to the more widely-used “websites,” I sent a message to a person named Justin LaBerge requesting a phone interview. He responded quickly saying that he was “about to go meet up with my [...]

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Student journalists need to learn SEO more than they need AP style

Robert Niles has a write-up about teaching journalism students SEO more than AP. Go read the whole thing. Last week, journalists reacting to the Associated Press’s announcement that it would replace “Web site” with “website” in the AP Stylebook pushed the phrase “AP Stylebook” onto Twitter’s trending topics list. (FWIW, OJR’s style for the past [...]

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Citizen Photojournalism: Unsustainable Approaches to New Media

Recent technological developments, particularly with regard to internet technology, have dramatically increased access to information and facilitated the proliferation of information sources. The need to instantly access this information and to allow the spread of digital information on the internet has eroded the capacity of professional journalists to create and disseminate news. A significant reason [...]

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Reporters Reflect on ’30 Days Through Afghanistan’

By Judith Snyderman Two military journalists behind an ambitious NATO International Security Assistance Force project to traverse Afghanistan in one month and file daily reports in words, photos and video recapped their experiences in a March 25 “DoD Live” bloggers roundtable. The Web-based project, titled “30 Days Through Afghanistan,” concluded, March 15. It was the [...]

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Pentagon Sees WikiLeaks.org as a Threat

To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org, a tiny online source of information and documents that governments and corporations around the world would prefer to keep secret. The Pentagon assessed the danger WikiLeaks.org posed to the Army in a report marked “unauthorized disclosure subject [...]

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