A new law in France makes it illegal for nonaccredited journalists to record acts of violence.
“The law, which was proposed by Minister of the Interior, and French Presidential hopeful, Nicolas Sarkozy has been designed to criminalize a range of public order offenses.”
If such a law were passed in the US, we’d assume it was because the government was getting ready to commit acts of violence that they didn’t want people to see on the web. The French would probably talk about how we’d lost it in the USA.
Derrick Schneider: “Reporting is just a genre of writing, alongside essays and stories, and blogggers most certainly fall into that genre.”
Imho, when they talk about reporting on a show like Frontline, they mean the process a reporter goes through.
1. Interviews, research.
2. Assemble a story.
3. Fact-checking and editing.
Most bloggers aren’t doing this whole thing. Our process is different, and I’d argue no less rigorous, just more distributed, and step 2 is something everyone does for themselves.
Key point in last night’s piece — sources are part of the reporting process, and more and more, the sources are becoming bloggers.
Jeff Atwood is hosting images on Amazon S3.
Some of his commenters report slow response outside the US and frequent downtime.
I haven’t noticed that, have you?
All the images on scripting.com are hosted on S3 nowadays.