Reprints in The Australian (was Re: [LINK] Kate Carnell to lead arm of TransACT)
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 12:47:05 +1100
Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> Some like it in the pot, nine^h^h^h^h six days old. "It's on a wire;
> therefore it's news."
It has been standard for some time now that the Oz prints stories from
Natalie Apostolou which are reprinted verbatim from Communications Day.
I don't know whether the arrangement involves Comms Day or not (I'd be
pretty pissed off about it if I was Comms Day and I wasn't getting a
kickback). Her story about AusBONE was reprinted in this way back in
May, so the agreement is at least that old.
I guess it relates back to that old chestnut, being the "paper of
record", in which everything that happens is recorded no matter what -
even if it is a week old. Most of the people who read the Oz don't also
read Comms Day, so it's "news" to them. It's certainly not the largest
sin in the Oz...
Paul Montgomery, CEO @ AusBONE, the ISP peering co-operative.
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