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Posts on ‘November 20th, 2006’

Major Court Decision Protects Online Speech

UPDATED SF Chronicle: ISP not responsible for online libel, state’s top court rules. People who claim they were libeled on line can’t sue the Internet service providers that carried the messages, the California Supreme Court ruled today. The unanimous ruling reversed an October 2003 decision by a state appellate court in San Francisco that would […]

Yahoo's Partnership with Newspapers

NY Times: 176 Newspapers to Form a Partnership With Yahoo. A consortium of seven newspaper chains representing 176 daily papers across the country is announcing a broad partnership with Yahoo to share content, advertising and technology, another sign that the wary newspaper business is increasingly willing to shake hands with the technology companies they once […]

Why Are College Papers Being Read?

The Baltimore Sun reports that “College papers deliver“: Spurred by research indicating that about 76 percent of the nation’s 6 million full-time college undergraduates read their campus papers at least occasionally, big corporations and advertisers are latching onto student-run publications. Here’s one reason. College newspapers are relentlessly local. They cover essentially one thing — the […]