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Jeff Jarvis Articles

Should Mainstream Media Be Held to Different Standards Than Bloggers?
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Should mainstream media be held to different standards than bloggers when it comes to crediting sources? Mainstream media agencies have frequently turned their noses up at bloggers, essentially claiming that they steal and repurpose the work of their hard working journalists. While this may be true in some cases, it is hardly fair to say that this is true in general. In fact, this week, we’ve seen a clear example of the hypocrisy of this notion, because mainstream media publications are clearly just as guilty as blogs when it comes to improper crediting of sources.

Do You Have the “Right” to Link?
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It was recently discovered that search engine/news aggregator NewsNow.co.uk had been blocked by Times Online, a publication from News International, a subsidiary of News Corp. This has been viewed as a possible beginning to what News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has been talking about for quite some time – blocking search engines and aggregators from using its content (and using apparently includes linking).

FTC Guidelines Raise Big Blogging Questions
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Update 3: The new FTC Guidelines went into effect this week. A recent WebProNews interview with Wendy Piersall, Founder of the Woo! Jr. Network, looks at some interesting points about them that you may not have considered – some "gray areas" if you will.

Reuters Snares Content Deal With IHT

The International Herald Tribune agreed to an ad revenue sharing deal with Reuters that will monetize a new business report from the two news organizations.

Jeff Jarvis Delighted With Dell?

Long-time readers will remember the Dell Hell episodes of a while back. My, how things change. Jeff Jarvis recounts his story of getting together with a number of Dell representatives last week.

WOMMA Blows It On Disclosure Issue
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The Word of Mouth Marketing Association takes aim at the blogosphere’s favorite target, PayPerPost, but Andy Beard found some reasons to be concerned about their choices of disclosure exemplars.

VON: Exploding Television

BuzzMachine blogger and media critic Jeff Jarvis brought his wit and style to the Fall 2006 VON conference in Boston. Tech news followers likely remember Jeff Jarvis from his beastly encounter with Dell customer service…

Jeff Jarvis Lights Up Syndicate

The Syndicate Conference opened in New York, and Buzzmachine’s Jeff Jarvis provided the opening keynote address with his talk on advertising, syndication, and the challenges of the blogging medium today.