Tagging the News

by Dan Blank on August 29, 2006

Jeff Jarvis started an interesting discussion on how to categorize and tag news. Some of the comments he received are interesting:

“…tags are crap. I tried to get analysts to do it, and it didn’t work (good luck with reporters). The reasons are that “your taxonomy isn’t my taxonomy” and it requires a discipline that most people don’t naturally have.”

And a link to the original post that Jeff cites: David Weinberger’s Future of News. Among the gems in this piece:

“Already, he says, journalism is becoming a matter of filling in forms and then letting computers build the story.”


“Rabble says that more journalists work as PR people than journalists.”

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