What I read today…

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- [Online law survey: Mixed feelings about resources | media law & ethics](http://meejalaw.com/2010/09/17/online-law-survey-mixed-feelings-about-resources-27-respondents-encountered-legal-trouble-in-last-two-years/) – A cracking, very rich post on the lack of law resources for online writers. - [Journalism shouldn’t be afraid of web metrics – Martin Belam](http://www.currybet.net/cbet_blog/2010/09/journalism-web-metrics.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+currybet+%28currybetdotnet+-+Martin+Belam%27s+blog%29) – “When I think about metrics on a news website, I wonder why, as an individual journalist who publishes articles that appear on the web, you wouldn’t want to know how many people read your piece, what percentage of them were moved to comment, who linked to it and what did they say, and all the other information that web metrics can confer.” - [Hyperlocal blogger expands into print publishing | Media | guardian.co.uk](http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/organgrinder/2010/sep/16/hyperlocal-blog-hu17-beverley-paul-smith-print) – Is this what happens when the mainstream media start a fight with a hyperlocal publisher? - [Tweeting the scanner from a breaking story – Lost Remote](http://www.lostremote.com/2010/09/16/tweeting-the-scanner-from-a-breaking-story/) – “Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) did a great job tweeting from the scene of today’s murder-suicide at John Hopkins” But in amongst his tweets were updates based on what he heard on a scanner. Lost remote asks if this was the right thing to do.. - [Baltimore Sun curates Twitter List for Hopkins shooting](http://www.lostremote.com/2010/09/16/baltimore-sun-curates-twitter-list-for-hopkins-shooting/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LostRemote+%28Lost+Remote%29) -A kind of follow up to the previous link:  “Here’s a very good example of when to use Twitter Lists. The Baltimore Sun has created @BaltimoreSun/HopkinsShooting as a stream of tweets from several sources reporting on the shooting at Johns Hopkins Hospital.” - [Analyst: tablets will kill print newspapers ‘in our lifetimes’](http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=134&aid=190772) – “Wireless analyst J. Gerry Purdy writes that the advent of digital tablets will bring about the death of the print newspaper industry “in our lifetimes”:” way to get yourself noticed. Still, I hear rumors that newspaper execs are putting all their money in to life extending research to head off the problem - [Guardian monitors the coalition agreement](http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/sep/17/coalition-agreement-programme-for-government) – “The coalition government’s agreement was signed with fanfare. But how much of its programme for government has been achieved so far? We present our comprehensive audit” - [Free Final Cut Pro Video Tutorials](http://www.geniusdv.com/news_and_tutorials/2010/09/free_final_cut_pro_video_tutorials.php) – A great list of free FCP tutorials. It also includes lists for other apps in the Studio suite and photoshop for FCP. V.useful - [Wanted: Better photo editing/transmission app for mobile journalists](http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=134&aid=190781) – Damon Kiesow puts down his request for a mojo photo app after reading a post on lifehacker that “focused simply on how to get photos from your camera to your iPhone or iPad.” Great stuff says Kiesow. But shouldn’t it be easier.

Financial protection for NCTJ courses

[Tweet](https://twitter.com/share)Rachel McAthy at journalism.co.uk chips in to the recent NCTJ debate asking [NCTJ accreditation: essential or an outdated demand?...

What I read today...

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