The Grauniad is reporting that the International Herald-Tribune has struck a deal with South Korean collborative citizen-journo project OhmyNews. Details are still sketchy, but it looks as though the paper is looking to expand its coverage in Asia by running stories written by the open-source news site’s 40,000+ freelancers.

Founded in early 2000, OhmyNews has been a major media phenomenon in Korea. It played a decisive role in the December 2002 election of president Roh Moo Hyun. Roh granted his very first post-election interview to OhmyNews. The project currently claims to have reporters in 89 countries.

-Eoin O’Carroll


Poll conducted by GlobeScan for BBC-Reuters- Media Center released during the WeMedia conference in London May 3-4  found that "national TV" led in audience trust(82%), followed by national and regional newspapers(75%).  Lowest ranked media were: bloggers.

Other interesting findings: trust has increased globally among media sources, 1 in 4 respondents said they abandoned a news source because of distrust.

Sample size was 10,230 people surveyed in 10 countries.  Link to poll results.

— Leigh

 From Karla: 

Maybe it's an emerging industry.

From karla:

Nuggets on the Times site redesign, new blog page, strategery and more.

A news library colleague brought our attention to the design of the Scotsman’s web page, feeling that it was refreshingly uncluttered, yet with nice use of photos and promotion of multimedia:


I also thought I would mention that they are doing a brisk business in historic archive sales, promoting it to the genealogy market.

How to Sell Online Subscriptions to (Very Old) Newspaper Archives 12/01/2005

I’ll also mention that it is Tartan Day! Clicking on the Tartan week link pulls together all sorts of related articles on the subject: http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=261

Scots Wha Hae!


From Kendra

Michael Kinsley questions on Slate the role of objectivity in journalism and how this will play out online. http://www.slate.com/id/2139042/

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