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Why newspapers don’t link out (part 1 million)

September 28, 2010 No Comment

A lot is written about why newspapers don't link out more (such as this post about the Guardian's approach), with clunky CMSes and problematic workflows often cited as a reason.

Jemima Kiss's tweet made me laugh though after her review of the new Channel 4 news site was published.

She was asked on Twitter why there was no link in the review to the site:

Why no link?

Why no link?

Her reply? The review was written for the paper:

Reply: It was written for the newspaper!

Reply: It was written for the newspaper!

I'm not sure what this tells us about the process of publishing stories and integration of off and on line, but I feel it tells us something ...

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