AP: Good tracking initiative, crazy licensing idea

Give Associated Press President Tom Curley credit for grabbing people’s attention. A New York Times story today quotes him stating that online references to AP stories containing as little as a headline and a link require a licensing agreement. The interview follows AP’s announcement Thursday that it will begin a two-pronged approach to tracking sites […]


Reporting, distribution tools from Google

So it isn’t enough for Google to put newspapers out of business; now it’s targeting j-schools. Seriously … there’s some quite good, basic reporting advice in the new YouTube Reporters’ Center. My favourites of the bunch are the Associated Press’s: How to Pitch a News Story — 2:11 of jam-packed practical advice — and NPR’s […]