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Posts Tagged ‘emails’

Friday Link Roundup: Native Advertising and a ‘Cool’ Button

coolbuttonIt’s been a busy week for breaking and on-going news, so why not try to relax this weekend with a little journalist-focused navel gazing?

1) First of all, if you aren’t already hooked on Last Week Tonight, you should get hooked. Not only is it funny, but he rants often about things we care about, most notably net neutrality. This week, it was native advertising. I agree with him — but Digiday says he’s gotten it wrong. I call that “repurposed bovine waste.”

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WaPo, NYT Ask Readers To Help Sift Through Sarah Palin’s 24,000 Emails

The State of Alaska will today release 24,199 of Sarah Palin’s emails from her tenure as governor. The Washington Post and The New York Times are crowdsourcing the task of sifting through that information to find the most noteworthy and interesting content.

Derek Willis wrote on the Times’ Caucus blog that their reporters will be in Alaska’s capitol, Juneau, to begin the process of reviewing the emails, which they will start posting on NYtimes.com today. He also asks this of readers:

We’re asking readers to help us identify interesting and newsworthy e-mails, people and events that we may want to highlight. Interested users can fill out a simple form to describe the nature of the e-mail, and provide a name and e-mail address so we’ll know who should get the credit. Join us here on Friday afternoon and into the weekend to participate. Read more