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Will we see the death of traditional media for law firm influence?

Politico’s media blogger, Dylan Byers (@dylanbyers), is predicting the death of the Sunday morning news shows that for decades have set the tone in American politics. The public affairs shows — “Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation” and “This Week” — used to set the agenda for the nation’s capital with their news-making interviews and… Continue Reading

Flipboard Doubles as Legal Publishing Platform for Niche Interests

Attorney Kirk Jenkins (@kirkcjenkins) of Sedgwick is already a leading expert on appellate matters and the Illinois Supreme Court, but the social RSS reader Flipboard allows him to expand beyond the followers of his blog, The Appellate Strategist. “It occurred to me almost immediately that for my marketing plan and the brand that I’m promoting that… Continue Reading

Above The Law a mainstay in legal journalism

I presented last Friday at the initial Attorney@Blog Conference put on by Above The Law. I came away impressed. One by the presenters. Two, by the event itself. And three, for a conference all about legal blogging. The Above the Law crew did a real nice job. From leading constitutional law attorney, Floyd Abrams, kicking… Continue Reading

Bloomberg Law App fails to include law blogs?

Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg BNA’s flagship legal and business intelligence, news, and research platform, announced Friday the release of its law app which will provide seamless access to personalized legal content. From Joe Breda, Executive Vice President, Product, at Bloomberg BNA: From meetings with clients to arguments in court, our clients need to access their Bloomberg… Continue Reading

ALM shutters Law.com Law Blog Network

As Bob Ambrogi reports, ALM will be shutting down their Law.com Law Blog Network later this year. Law.com’s editor Nathalie Gorman told Ambrogi in email: When we first started the Law.com Blog Network, it was a great way for us to help legal blogs get off the ground and get the advertising dollars that they… Continue Reading

Blog : The only way you can protect your content and legacy

Journalists at U.S. News and World Report just found out that the stories, reporting, and content they produced before 2007 is no longer being retained by the publication. Jim Romenesko (@romenesko) reported today that U.S. News has deleted archived web content published before 2007. A Romenesko reader recently noticed that U.S. News wiped out a… Continue Reading

Bloggers to be driving force in legal Web journalism

The New York Times’ David Carr (@carr2n) has an interesting read in Sunday’s paper on Web journalism asserting itself. Prompted by popular blogger and columnist, Ezra Klein, leaving the Washington Post to go to Vox Media, an Internet media company with six Internet brands, Carr hits on the essence of digital media. Mr. Klein is… Continue Reading

Are legal publishers being disintermediated?

Gary Rodrigues, a publishing industry consultant and former executive with LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters, asks this morning if Wikipedia can provide free access to the law, what is left for legal publishers WestLaw, LexisNexis, and Wolters Kluwer . Rodrigues needed to address a complicated issue involving German and Canadian tax law. A lawyer, but without… Continue Reading

Streamline your content monitoring and social shares with Feedly

This is a guest post from Paul Wickler, one of LexBlog’s Account Managers. Previously with Thomson Reuters and a creative agency partnering with XBox, Paul now works with LexBlog clients on blogging and social media strategies.  Feel overwhelmed by the seemingly impossible task of trying to keep up with everything you need to keep track… Continue Reading

Which legal publisher will harness the value of blog content?

Legal publishing is undergoing dramatic change. Not the least of which is driven by blogs published by law students, lawyers, and law professors. Hidden behind the ‘content marketing’ message of blog for visibility, traffic, and SEO is the excellent legal insight and commentary delivered by blogs. Not just in the article and journal format we… Continue Reading

WordPress strikes back against censorship

WordPress and it’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt), are all about democratizing publishing. So when it comes to those attempting to censor WordPress users and authors it’s only natural that WordPress would fight back. This week, Automattic, owner of WordPress.com, brought suit against two parties attempting to chill free speech via improper DMCA notices. Under the… Continue Reading