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At Datalore, data plus storytelling means empathy, humor, and games
At the MIT Media Lab, teams of designers, developers and storytellers pulled stories from eight different data sets.
By Caroline O'Donovan
Tied up at home? Have some Nieman Lab #BlizzardReads
Many of our readers on the East Coast are cooped up in their homes. To rescue them from boredom, here are a few recent Nieman Lab stories you may have missed.
By Joshua Benton
U.S. journalists, the clock is ticking: January 31 is the deadline to apply for a Nieman Fellowship
It’s a chance to spend a year at Harvard and change the shape of your career.
By Joshua Benton
Newsonomics: How deep is the newspaper industry’s money hole?
Forget keeping up with the economy — what would it take for the newspaper business just to keep up with inflation? Even the “growth” areas are slowing down.
By Ken Doctor
Don’t try too hard to please Twitter — and other lessons from The New York Times’ social media desk
The team that runs the Times’ Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn’t — from running @NYTimes in 2014.
By Michael Roston
What does Facebook’s new tool for fighting fake news mean for real publishers?
Tweaks to the News Feed algorithm that push back against satire and hoaxes suggest that Facebook wants better content — but is pushing responsibility on its users.
By Caroline O'Donovan
Can Ratter turn local news into national headlines?
“The specific goal I told them was to alienate the local readership”: The new startup from former Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio is taking an irreverent and investigative approach to local news.
By Justin Ellis
From explainers to sounds that make you go “Whoa!”: The 4 types of audio that people share
How can public radio make audio that breaks big on social media? A NPR experiment identified what makes a piece of audio go viral.
By Eric Athas
Hacking Journalism spent the weekend reimagining video — here’s what they came up with
A hackathon last weekend brainstormed new ideas for video — and tried to build early working versions of those ideas.
By Justin Ellis
What Knight-Mozilla OpenNews has learned about preparing non-journalists for the newsroom
What would you tell someone who’s never worked in a newsroom what it’s like to work in journalism?
By Caroline O'Donovan
Sloppy P.R. charticles considered harmful
They’re everywhere: Tidbits of “data journalism” produced by companies looking for a viral boost. Your skepticism is warranted.
By Jacob Harris
Newsonomics: Digital First Media’s upcoming sale is producing some surprises
Bidders are preparing their final bids for a hodgepodge collection of small and large newspapers from coast to coast. Will another company — or private equity — swoop them all up as one?
By Ken Doctor
Tied up at home? Have some Nieman Lab #BlizzardReads
Many of our readers on the East Coast are cooped up in their homes. To rescue them from boredom, here are a few recent Nieman Lab stories you may have missed.
By Joshua Benton
Newsonomics: How deep is the newspaper industry’s money hole?
Forget keeping up with the economy — what would it take for the newspaper business just to keep up with inflation? Even the “growth” areas are slowing down.
Don’t try too hard to please Twitter — and other lessons from The New York Times’ social media desk
The team that runs the Times’ Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn’t — from running @NYTimes in 2014.
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The Verge / David Pierce
Inside the studio where ESPN is betting billions on the future of sports
“But in 2015 sports fans have online fantasy teams and prop bets; they’re on Twitter, Vine, Snapchat, and Facebook; they’re watching games on their phones, their tablets, and their laptops. They want to read about sports, talk about sports, and watch sports while they watch other sports. If ESPN doesn’t provide those services, someone else will.”
The Wall Street Journal / Steven Perlberg
Quartz / Leo Mirani
The future of online video: A million different versions of the same ad
“Is it creepy? You bet. But it also makes sense. The global nature of the web makes personalization essential for advertising to work as a business model.”
Bloomberg / Joshua Topolsky
Welcome to Bloomberg Business
A relaunch of the former Bloomberg.com, subsuming Bloomberg Businessweek. Remarkably (maybe too remarkably) design forward for a brand not known for it pre-Businessweek.
Poynter / Rick Edmonds
4 reasons The New York Times Co. won’t be sold anytime soon
I think Rick is right here, barring intra-family surprises — and at this point, they’d be surprises.
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Don’t try too hard to please Twitter — and other lessons from The New York Times’ social media desk
The team that runs the Times’ Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn’t — from running @NYTimes in 2014.
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How can public radio make audio that breaks big on social media? A NPR experiment identified what makes a piece of audio go viral.
705Q&A: Amy O’Leary on eight years of navigating digital culture change at The New York Times
“In 2007, as digital people, we were expected to be 100 percent deferent to all traditional processes. We weren’t to bother reporters or encourage them to operate differently at all, because what they were doing was the very core of our journalism.”
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