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Yahoo -- Will This Work?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Lugnuts, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    From USA Today:


    And this little nugget:

  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    They already feature Associated Content garbage on their main page. I guess they're cutting out the middle man.

    Actually, turns out they bought up AC a few months ago and are now rebranding it:

  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Will it work...as what?
  4. CYowSMR

    CYowSMR Member

    I have a friend who does this, and she is not happy with Yahoo.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    If you are an unknown young (or old) writer or photographer, this is a bad deal. Far better to try and establish your own site where there's at least a 10 million to one shot you'll get noticed, draw an audience and eventually get paid than to be part of the Yahoo content/sludge pile lumped in with 2000 people just like you.
  6. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    It will work to further blur the line between professional journalists and bloggers.
  7. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    As a legitimate way people get news and information.
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Is Yahoo enough of a journalistic name for me to trust any news that some no-name might put on such a network? I doubt it. Far different from Yahoo's sports staff writers, who are largely known quantities from other media. Now, as a repository of different viewpoints and slices of life...maybe, if there's any degree of quality control.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The Examiner.com?
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    check to be sure nothing is plagiarized?

    Those "checkers" are as reliable as spell check. Luggy and I cover the same game. She files first and her story is on the Web and says "Team 21 Beat Team Webby 21-7."

    I file later and say, "to lead the 21s to a 21-7 victory over Team Webby."

    It will get flagged.

    I write "said 21 coach 21."

    Someone else writes "21 coach 21 said"

    It will get flagged.

    There remain some things computers can't do as well as people.
  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Legitimate, accountable, reliable, accurate....would you turn to 400,000 unreviewed, unedited, unvetted reports by unknown and unaccountable contributors, or would you turn to one of the many brand-name news sources that already exist?

    You know I wasn't picking on your headline, right? I just don't know what the goal is here. Feels like talk radio, where people call in because they get their big moment to be heard.

    But glad to see the 21s beat the Webbys! At last!
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Don't worry, the standings will be locked to the way they were before the game.
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