Gawker Media’s director of editorial operations Scott Kidder was not impressed whenAdWeek’s website prompted him to share a story before he had read it. "Is there anything more desperate a publisher can do? Gross,” he wrote on his blog. But Nieman Lab now explains that this request to share the story was the result of a bug with Google Consumer Surveys, rather than a policy by AdWeek.
Nieman Lab also reports that MTV has partnered with a group of news organisations to create a news game, intended to interest young people in the upcoming US presidential elections. MTV has launched a beta version of the game, named Fantasy Election ’12, with the help of a grant from Knight Foundation, the article states.
The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple compares the way that different news outlets retracted a bogus story about a jilted dentist in Poland pulling out her ex-boyfriend’s teeth. He ranks the results from most to least transparent.
Sir Michael Lyons, former chairman of the BBC Trust, has said that the BBC should widen its search for a new director general to look beyond the internal candidates that have already applied, reports the Guardian.
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