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June 1, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Twitter’s gender gap, word-cloud reporting, data visualizations

10% of Twitter users account for 90% of tweets. Plus, some interesting data on Twitter and gender http://tr.im/n4Xi »

Totally enamored of Liberia’s “Blackboard Blogger,” who brings the news to his audience. Sells ads, too http://tr.im/n2yI »

Behind the scenes of NYT’s new, sideways-scrolling multimedia blog Lens. @zlwise explains the design http://tr.im/n6iQ »

First time I’ve seen a word cloud produce useful reporting: government vs. public dialogue on open data http://tr.im/n5CN »

Who was the first blogger? @scottros takes a fascinating walk back in time http://tr.im/n3md »

Sorry to crimp your productivity on this Monday, but here are 50 beautiful data visualizations http://tr.im/n23u »

 
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How AJ+ embraces Facebook, autoplay, and comments to make its videos stand out
“We think a lot about whether a video works with the sound off. Do we have to subtitle it to keep the audience retention high? Do we need to use big fonts?”
“It’s like seeing your grandpa in a nightclub”: The New York Times’ challenge in building a digital brand
“Relevance is the Times’ big problem, not awareness. Plenty of people know about The New York Times. But most of them think we’re not for them.”
How The Washington Post built — and will be building on — its “Knowledge Map” feature
The Post is looking to create a database of “supplements” — categorized pieces of text and graphics that help give context around complicated news topics — and add it as a contextual layer across lots of different Post stories.
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If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
698How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently
Here’s how Fusion, Vox, Quartz, Slate, the AP, The Times of London, and Thought Catalog are using Slack for workflow — and which features they wish the platform would add.
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