In response to a Twitter conversation that occurred over the weekend, Steve Buttry, Director of Community Engagement and Social Media for Digital First Media listed a number of reasons that news organizations should include outbound links.

In response to a Twitter conversation that occurred over the weekend, Steve Buttry, Director of Community Engagement and Social Media for Digital First Media listed a number of reasons that news organizations should include outbound links.

Not only is it polite, honest, and transparent, but it can also help on the business side of things, as well. He explains that links will increase the likelihood of people seeing your work, due to the way search engines work, as well as the fact alerts and pingbacks that may make those people link to your work in social media.

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Buttry goes into more detail, of course, so head over to his blog to check out more on why linking is good digital journalism.

Also, we interviewed Buttry’s boss, CEO John Paton, a couple of weeks ago to get his take on all things digital media, which you can check out here