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The price of news

Posted by Dirk Singer

16 July Alfred Hermeida's online journalism blog,, alerted me to this speech by FT editor Lionel Barber where Barber trumpets his prediction that most news websites will charge within a year.

work/life balance

Posted by Becky McMichael

16 July According to Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, last week in the WSJ, work/life balance is officially dead. But the problems arise when people try to compartmentalise their work and home lives. Wireless data has meant we can be contacted on the move. Whereas once we would have been working until 10pm, we are now sat on the sofa, watching TV, tweeting and sporadically checking if the email we were waiting for at 6pm has come in. What's changed?

To publish or not?

Posted by Joel Cere

16 July Mike Arrington, publisher of the TechCrunch blog, received 310 internal documents supposedly hacked from Twitter's internal servers. To publish or not to publish? I'll go with his judgment call: Employee data are a no go but financial projections and new product memos are fair game. A bit of an outcry from readers but his comment frames his decision: 'If we only posted things companies gave us permission to post this would be a press release site and none of you would be here. News is stuff someone doesn't want you to write. The rest is advertising.'

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