Ian Shapira [Washington Post] — How Gawker Ripped Off My Newspaper Story

August 2, 2009 — Leave a comment
via <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/31/AR2009073102476.html?referrer%3Demailarticle%26sid%3Dhttp://www.washingthttp://www.washingtonpost.com:80/ac2/wp-dyn?node=admin/registration/register”>washingtonpost.com

Reminds me of how we had to cite our sources for academic papers; we had to provide much more than just a link. We basically had a meta-data model that we had to follow. It was a formal practice and there were severe penalties for not citing appropriately.

Why not use a similar model in this case? Something that’s transferable with the link or the original article? Wikipedia does this with it’s ‘references’ section.

Seems to me the type of blogger described in this story needs the traditional journalist archetype to survive. If not, the blogger’s job becomes much harder.


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