industry news

Links to Check Out 09/15/2011

  • “Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs from public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply.”

    tags: photographer Law rights

  • “I’m most interested in how BostonGlobe.com fits into the newspaper industry’s larger thinking about paywalls and how its digital and print products differ. And I think there’s a lot that’s really interesting about what they’ve done, in terms of technology, in terms of design, and in terms of their business model. So, after having played around with the site for a while and talked with Globe leaders in the lead up to launch, here are a few thoughts on what I think works, what I think doesn’t, and what questions we’ll be looking to answer in the months ahead.”

    tags: boston globe journalism businessmodelsforjournalism

  • “EBooks are content. They’re the work of content companies that create words and narratives for people who want information. Any special section, extended report or beloved series of 20,000 words or more than you create or have created for your newspaper or website can become an eBook. If you’re covering a geographic community, you should have an eBook guide to that community that you’re selling to travelers or people relocating to the area. If there’s a special event or sports team in your community that brings in visitors, you should publish a fresh edition of an eBook covering them each year. If you’re creating content, then why not leverage that content through the eBook market, as you do through the Web and other media?”

    tags: apps ebooks journalists

  • “YouTube is rolling out the new feature in the form of a simple “Edit Video” button on your My Videos page. It’s a little like if they just took their cloud-based editor and sucked it back into the site. All you have to do is select one of your videos, and it’ll let you trim away excess footage, rotate, stabilize to get rid of shake, and changes the attributes to make things brighter, warmer, or more saturated. You can also add Instagram-style filters to make things look old-timey.”

    tags: videos youtube online

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