Nieman Journalism Lab
Nieman Journalism Lab
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@niemanlab archives: May 17, 2011

(We covered Righthaven last month:
Copyright enforcer Righthaven finds itself on the defendant’s side of a class-action suit 
“In the nineteenth century, commentators argued that the telegraph … would soon do away with newspapers.” 
If you like beer, news, and/or us, come to our 2nd Lab Happy Hour tomorrow evening in Cambridge 
How the St. Pete Times scored rights to an amazing cellphone photo of the Endeavour launch (for $100) 
Reporters Without Borders is “very concerned” about Dorothy Parvaz (Nieman ’09), missing almost 3 weeks #freedorothy 
“Thirty independent community news sites have banded together to tell the world, in effect, ‘We are not Patch.’” 
The “Best of Journalism” list is a reading club for the web, and the members are willing to pay 
Sort of like Google’s +1 button, Bing adds Facebook’s “Like” to search results 
MT @zseward: Google News letting users filter out “blogs” is what I feared when I wrote this in 2009: 
Who owns your tweets? 
How our bits shape us: James Gleick and “The Information” 
The drumbeat continues: @dsearls asks why (most) mainstream media don’t link to sources 
Google News now allows readers to filter out press releases and blogs 
Good morning! The Washington Post is disputing Drudge’s effect on its web traffic