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Opening up the archives: JSTOR wants to tie a library to the news
Its new site JSTOR Daily highlights interesting research and offers background and context on current events.
By Joseph Lichterman
Six fresh ideas for news design from a #SNDMakes designathon
New media and legacy media came together at the second weekend-long “hackathon” hosted by the Society for News Design.
By Caroline O'Donovan
Where you get your news depends on where you stand on the issues
A new study by the Pew Research Center examines how Americans’ news consumption habits correlate with where they fall on the political spectrum.
By Justin Ellis
Light everywhere: The California Civic Data Coalition wants to make public datasets easier to crunch
Journalists from rival outlets are pursuing the dream of “pluggable data,” partnering to build open-source tools to analyze California campaign finance and lobbying data.
By Joseph Lichterman
Ebola Deeply builds on the lessons of single-subject news sites: A news operation with an expiration date
Following the blueprint of Syria Deeply, the new Ebola-focused site hopes to deliver context and coherence in covering the spread and treatment of the virus.
By Justin Ellis
Who dat? In New Orleans, The Times-Picayune is making print a little more regular
The Times-Picayune was the most prominent example of a daily newspaper cutting print and home-delivery days. But as part of a big bet on football, it’s bringing Mondays back to subscribers — at least for the fall.
By Joseph Lichterman
BuzzFeed now has editorial and product people in place for its forthcoming news app
Stacy-Marie Ishmael, coming from the FT, will join Noah Chestnut on the new, newsroom-integrated team.
By Caroline O'Donovan
Breaking up the pledge drive: Boston’s WBUR wants to build a new model for public media funding
The station is putting together a team for BizLab, a project that will work outside of day-to-day operations to transform the public radio revenue strategy for digital.
By Justin Ellis
Ken Doctor: How interim is everything about the Orange County Register?
The troubled paper has a new (interim) publisher, whose experience is in the casino business. Is there a bigger plan at work, or is Aaron Kushner just lurching from idea to idea?
By Ken Doctor
Six fresh ideas for news design from a #SNDMakes designathon
New media and legacy media came together at the second weekend-long “hackathon” hosted by the Society for News Design.
By Caroline O'Donovan
Where you get your news depends on where you stand on the issues
A new study by the Pew Research Center examines how Americans’ news consumption habits correlate with where they fall on the political spectrum.
Light everywhere: The California Civic Data Coalition wants to make public datasets easier to crunch
Journalists from rival outlets are pursuing the dream of “pluggable data,” partnering to build open-source tools to analyze California campaign finance and lobbying data.
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Billy Penn
Philly startup Billy Penn has launched
Big focus on aggregation (it’s almost all aggregation), subscribing to stories via email, and no comments: “It’s our opinion that interaction is moving into a ‘post-comments’ period.”
The Moscow Times / Ivan Nechepurenko
Russian journalists move to Latvia to escape Kremlin control
“Timchenko and Krasilshchik decided to move to the Latvian capital Riga, where on Monday, together with several dozen other Russian journalists, they unveiled Meduza (Russian for “jellyfish”), a news website that will be oriented toward Russian audiences but will operate outside the reach of the Russian state…Meduza says it will attempt to circumvent government control of the Internet by relying on smartphone apps, which are more difficult to block.”
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Meet the 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows
Tara Adiseshan and Francis Tseng (both joint New York Times/Washington Post), Julia Smith (CIR), Linda Sandvik (Guardian), Livia Labate (NPR), Juan Elosua (La Nacíon).
Capital / Alex Weprin
CBS News readies 24-hour ‘CBSN’ digital network
“The channel, which will stream live to TV sets, P.C.s and mobile devices, mimics the look of cable news channels, but in a less formal newsroom setting.”
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