Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Yahoo News makes significant news hires

by Larry Geller

It’s a good sign that Peer News, located here in Hawaii, has hired professional journalists. Perhaps that’s part of a trend. This just out on Yahoo News hires:

The journalists joining Yahoo News, the most-visited news site on the Web, include prominent reporters and editors like Michael Calderone, a media writer who joins from Politico, Jane Sasseen, a former BusinessWeek Washington bureau chief, and Anna Robertson, an Emmy-winning news producer from ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

They will be joining other journalists hired from the New York Observer, Washingtonpost.com, TalkingPointsMemo.com and other publications. [New York Times, With Hirings, Yahoo Steps Up Its News Coverage, 3/30/2010]

A common criticism of on line sources, mainly blogs like, um, this one, is that they are parasitic, reproducing news originating elsewhere. It may be that we are seeing a greater potential for original content moving to the Web.



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