Narcissistic linking disorder (NLD): an ailment whereby mainstream news organisations link more frequently to themselves than to anyone else. And on average, they do – a shocking 91 percent of the time – despite their best philosophical intentions, according to a recent study by Mark Coddington at the University of Texas, Austin. On the other side of the navel-gazing spectrum, independent bloggers link to themselves only 18 percent of the time on average. Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon reports.
The Guardian News and Media, parent company of the Guardian and Observer newspapers, is expected to announce job cuts in the near future, following publishing losses of about £45m in the financial year ending in March 2012, the Telegraph and MediaWeek report.
The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade repeats on his blog something that he argued before the Leveson inquiry last week: he is against Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre’s proposal to use press cards to compel publishers to comply with a new kind of regulation. And he is not alone.
Starting at the British Open this week, the Associated Press will begin to distribute printed “AP Sports Extra” sections for free to newspapers that subscribe to the wire service. There will be 10 extras each year to preview major sporting events. Bonus? They come with a “ready-to-sell ad hole.” The Nieman Lab’s Adrienne LaFrance reports.
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