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- [What do they read?](http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=pt&tl=en&u=http://www.mondaynote.com/2010/09/12/what-do-they-read-actually/) – Can looking at the most emailed, editors pick and most viewed/commented give an impression of what works online? Frédéric Filloux has a go. - [An example of Data journalism from Germany](http://www.onlinejournalismus.de/2010/09/16/best-practice-bei-zeit-online-recherchefleiss-meets-datenvisualisierung/) – A nice look at how Zeit Online has created a data map of right-wing related violence. - [News of the World to go behind online paywall | Media | guardian.co.uk](http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/sep/16/news-of-the-world-paywall) – “News International is leading the industry by delivering on its commitment to develop new ways of making the business of news an economically exciting proposition.” Apparently! - [Newspaper Society: New law for family court will cause ‘regime of secrecy’](http://blogs.journalism.co.uk/editors/2010/09/16/newspaper-society-new-law-for-family-court-will-cause-regime-of-secrecy/) – “The Newspaper Society claims the Act will place more restrictions on the press and not allow for greater public confidence in the system” - [From a 15-year-old’s blog to MSM: Bleachgate and Miracle Mineral Solutions | Online Journalism Blog](http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2010/09/15/from-a-15-year-olds-blog-to-msm-bleachgate-reaches-msm/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+onlinejournalismblog+%28Online+Journalism+Blog%29) – “Journalists wanting evidence of the value of blogs should take a look at the ‘Bleachgate’ story which has taken a month to filter up from 15-year-old Rhys Morgan’s blog post through other skeptic and science bloggers into The Guardian.” - [HatefuI comments: is scrapping anonymous comments a solution?](http://www.editorsweblog.org/multimedia/2010/09/hatefui_comments_is_scrapping_anonymous.php) – The editors weblog rounds up some views on managing anonymous comments “Newspapers constantly have to walk the fine line between freedom of speech and respect for individual rights. Is it time for them to hold their website commenters to rigorous standards?” - [ProPublica launch the Nerd Blog](http://www.propublica.org/nerds/item/welcome-to-the-nerd-blog) – Propublica launch a blog for nerds and news application junkies. “So what the heck is a “news application”? It’s an interactive web page that uses software instead of words and pictures to do journalism.”

Does journalism need a fail whale?

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Legal challenges facing online journalists

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