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Google News – wp

Plugin: Google news If you lack content on your site – this is a good way to leverage Google News to add freshness. Google aggregates news from over 4500 news sources, updated continously. The results can be retrieved as a number of RSS feeds, where you can create your own specific feed by specifying one […]

Chicago’s youngest crime blogger – Time Out Chicago

Chicago’s youngest crime blogger – Time Out Chicago. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could have an automated Timmy?

NYT Times Newswire API: All the News That Will Fit – ReadWriteWeb

NYT Times Newswire API: All the News That Will Fit – ReadWriteWeb. I’ve changed my middle name to API.

Can journalism live without ads?

Caught an interesting post at PJNet: Beneath the somber tales of shrinking revenues and staff cuts is an even more somber reality about the news business: The nearly two-century-old marriage between consumer advertising and journalism is on the rocks. Good stuff…

The original aggregator – Matt Drudge?

ReadWriteWeb posted a story “How Much Is Being The Most Influential Man in News Worth?“: Who is the most influential man in American news? It’s not Brian Williams or Bill O’Reilly or Keith Olbermann or Larry King. It’s not Seymour Hersh or Charlie Savage or Frank Rich or Robert Novak. No, arguably the most influential […]

How would Google compete with Google?

This is a great article on Jeff Jarvis’s site about WWGD (what would google do) if they were competing against itself. So how should we compete with Google or at least challenge its monopoly? Openness. I’ve argued for sometime that we need an open-source ad infrastructure. If the rest of the world other than Google […]

Who wants to own content?

I found an interesting blog post by Jeff Jarvis from Aug. of 2005 this morning called “Who wants to own content?” (If you’re not familiar with Jeff, he writes a blog called Buzz Machine which focuses on media and news) In this model, newspapers have a problem: They want to control information and the means […]

News @ Seven vs. BoingBoing

BoingBoing reviews the News at Seven automated news reader application.  Check out the Northwestern Infolab – these are the  geeks (both newspaper and technological) that put the News at Seven newsbot together.

Top 10 Best Newspaper Websites

I’m not sure which article I like better – the 10 sites or the American Newspapers and the Internet: Threat or Opportunity? – but this is definitely it. Take a look at this link and I will give you my thoughts on the top ten below. I really like a lot of the different stuff […]

Newspaper Killer or Customizer?

Wow – I had heard buzz around PageFlakes lately – but hadn’t had time to dig in…this is interesting, still a little complicated, but interesting. If you look at this page CNN PageFlake, it shows how you can customize an entire page and publish it – or you can use a specific “flake” (nugget for […]

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