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NYTimes release: New York Times and GateHouse settle out of court in linking case

The New York Times and GateHouse Media have settled their legal case out of court.

GateHouse Media had raised the action against the Times for links found on Boston.com to its local website network.

Full release at this link…

Comment is free: Can links kill?

Dan Kennedy on how the dispute over online linking between New York Times and GateHouse Media could determine online journalism’s future. “What makes this battle especially dangerous is that the Times and GateHouse are struggling not just for advantage, but for their very survival.”

NYTimes.com: Can you see my blog, Times reporter asks China

Times’ reporter Nicholas Kristof used Twitter and the NYTimes blog to ask Chinese residents whether they could access the New York Times website.

According to a Times report, China has blocked internet access to the paper’s site.

NYTimes.com: Chinese government defends decision to re-block websites

Liu Jianchao, a spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, has said that the Chinese government had a right to censor web sites that violated the country’s laws, reports the New York Times.

NYTimes.com: CNN offering cheaper wire service

After cable news election success for the channel, CNN is now looking to cater for those newspapers who find wire services too expensive. The New York Times reports that editors from about 30 papers will visit Atlanta to hear about CNN’s plans to broaden its service.

LATimes.com: Craigslist’s Craig Newmark talks to the editors of the LA TImes

Founder of Craigslist, Craig Newmark, visited The Times for a discussion with editors and members of the paper’s editorial board for a discussion about journalism in the digital age: here’s the transcript. Newmark still reads the print edition of the New York Times over coffee each day.

NiemanJournalismLab: New York Times sees success in Facebook push

The New York Times is celebrating the size of its Facebook group. “An internal memo from the NY Times president Scott Heekin-Canedy touted the newspaper’s ‘successful’ advertising campaign on Facebook,” following the US election, reports the NiemanJournalismLab. The number of fans of the NYTimes Facebok page went up from 49,000 to 164,000.

FT: NY Times losses further highlight decline for print

A near ten per cent drop in print advertising revenue has caused the New York Times Co to register a loss in the first quarter – further highlighting the continued sharp decline of the US print newspaper industry.

The Times lost $350,000, or less than 1 cent per share, after recording a profit of $23.9m, or 17 cents per share, during the same period a year earlier – the FT said.

The company attributed the losses to a slowing economy compounding the overall struggle the newspaper industry is having as readers and advertisers migrate to the internet.