Bigger role for authors in articles, search

Which is the more important aspect of a story — the article headline or the byline? The answer would have been a easy a few years ago: the headline, of course. It’s the link people click on and the words they search for. But as social media becomes more integrated with content, the author is becoming […]


Google’s Living Stories promises leap in usability

There was a torrent of announcements from Google this week — among them Living Stories, which has intriguing prospects for journalists. As Dan Gillmor suggests, a better name would probably be Living Topics. The service, which is an amazing technological feat, groups news stories and deconstructs them for better online viewing. Google says the automated initiative, […]