Friday, November 19, 2010

Journalists and the web

One of my pet peeves with newspapers today is that even with all the ink (and tears!) that get shed about how the web has changed the dynamics of the newspaper industry -- and may end up transforming the publishing culture completely -- newspapers still don't use the web as it should be used.  The most important affordance of the web is linking -- and newspapers still don't link in their online articles.

So, I am always happy when an odd journalist does do that.  Here is A. O. Scott in his review of the Deathly Hallows (to be fair, this is not the first time Scott has linked):
The movie, in other words, belongs solidly to Mr. Radcliffe, Mr. Grint and Ms. Watson, who have grown into nimble actors, capable of nuances of feeling that would do their elders proud. One of the great pleasures of this penultimate “Potter” movie is the anticipation of stellar post-“Potter” careers for all three of them. 
Click on the link to see where it leads!  Heh.

The always-solid David Leonhardt links too.

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