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Aggregation, the Golden Rule and the Wild West of web journalism

By Megan Carpentier
Monday, May 7, 2012 16:13 EDT
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Thanks to the good folks at New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth,” you can hear me talk more about the cases that inspired my earlier piece “Unsolicited advice to young writers: The internet remembers”.

Have a listen as host Brady Carlson and I talk about the Washington Post case, what aggregation means to the news business, how to avoid getting into trouble doing it and how we here at Raw Story work hard to engage in aggregation ethically and with an eye to what we can add besides just a link to and a summary of one other person’s reporting. In particular, I talk about the Golden Rule of aggregation: cite and link to others as you would want to be cited and linked to by others.

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Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
 
 
 
 
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