Morning advisory: Nov. 17, 2011
New this morning:
- One of the few pre-loaded apps on Amazon's Fire is the Pulse news aggregator, which TechCrunch says "has basically made Pulse the official news reader for its own device that is, by definition, a reader." Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet is due out today. Bloomberg's Rich Jaroslovsky has reviewed both devices.
- A lawyer representing victims of the so-called "phone-hacking" scandal described how his clients had been followed, harassed and even driven to suicide by British journalists, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, lawyers for News Corp. and police contest earlier suggestions that at least 28 employees of News of the World had requested private investigators to eavesdrop on voice mails.
In case you missed it:
- Justin Martin wonders why news organizations resist running corrections. There's also a new best practices guide to digital corrections, from the Canadian Assocation of Journalists.
- GigaOM's Mathew Ingram says AP's rule about not breaking news on Twitter reminds him of a similar debate gripping newspapers in the early days of the Web. "If a 140-character post or two by one of your reporters on Twitter is a threat to your news service, then you have a problem that can’t be fixed by simply enforcing your social-media policies more stringently," Ingram writes.