October 15, 2008 2:08 PM
If NBC TV stations can link to other sites, if the Washington Post can connect you to competitors, and if the New York Times can write about “link journalism,” then by golly, gosh darn, I can do it too!
Link journalism is the practice of linking to other news sites and services. It’s something that used to be frowned on in journalism because it drives your readers or viewers to a competitor, but is now being embraced by news outlets that recognize they need to be both content producers and content aggregators.
To that end, I want to tell you about TubeFilter. Technically, one could call TubeFilter a competitor to TVWeek.com, and to this blog and my New Media Minute in particular. That’s because TubeFilter covers the business of online video, such as the recent launch of “High Drama” on TheWb.com, the premiere of Web series “Sanctuary” on the Sci-Fi Channel, and the latest Web project from the “Break a Leg” creators.
TubeFilter is on top of the news in this area and is an easy-to-read site, so check it out.
I guess that makes me a link journalist now!