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The future of local news is “civic information,” not “declining legacy systems,” says new report
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July 24, 2009, 6:20 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The AP’s bold stance on copyright, what the New York Times might charge for, new revenue streams for Voice of San Diego

The Associated Press comes out and says it: They think a headline and link require a license »

Newsroom tours, backstories, tote bags, and an early look at the news: What the NY Times might charge for »

To wean off foundation support, Voice of San Diego mulls syndication, paid obituaries, for-hire reporting »

Sure, those Guardian and Salon links helped. But @jeffsonderman‘s post spread furthest with Twitter »

Weekend viewing: NYT’s Khoi Vinh presents, “Everything I know about design I learned in the nineties” »

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The future of local news is “civic information,” not “declining legacy systems,” says new report
“In this vision, the community librarian facilitating conversations around authoritative, trusted digital news is as celebrated as the dogged reporter pursuing a scoop.”
Is text-generating AI an industry killer or just another wave of hype?
“There can potentially be massive shifts, benefits, and risks in many industries, but I cannot see a scenario where this is a ‘sky is falling’ kind of issue.”
Meet the first-ever accessibility engineer at The Washington Post
“It is definitely stressful to be the first in this new role. I feel deep down like I need to justify its creation with every step that I take.”