The list makes it to the 'Times'

The New York Times finally weighs in on Chris Anderson's "spam" list, talking to Anderson (via e-mail), PR Watch, and Poynter Institute.

The New York Times finally weighs in on Chris Anderson's “spam” list, talking to Anderson (via e-mail), PR Watch, and Poynter Institute.

Anderson's e-mail message to the Times read: the “main education for me in reading the comments is how much of this bad behavior (indiscriminate blasting of e-mail lists) is forced on younger P.R. associates, who are given too little time, resources and mentoring.”

Andy Plesser, founder of Plesser Holland, blogs: “Chris's actions were surely harsh and I don't think that publishing all those names was the right thing, but public relations professionals simply can't spam the inbox of editors. We need to understand the value of the information we have -- and how to communicate it the "old fashioned way," by building one-on-one relationships. And we must embrace using new media platforms including blogs, vlogs and social networks.”

Also:

The New York Timesis taking “baby steps” to allowing comments on its .com articles.

IAC plans to spin off a number of businesses into public companies, including Ticketmaster.

As expected, the Writers Guild of America went on strike 12:01 Monday morning.

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