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Jeff Israely: Five years in, our news startup is seeing the pace of change slow
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Aug. 8, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: BBM in London, the web in the classroom, Tina Fey in the ‘Plex

RT @jayrosen_nyu: In this 45-min Q&A I give a full explanation of how the “gods of production” have shaped pro journalism. http://jr.ly/bchg »

Reasons the web is awesome, part 165,742: It gave rise to the following job opening http://nie.mn/opmr6s »

Tina Fey + Eric Schmidt + awkward + awesome http://nie.mn/r30sz3 »

Watermarks: a new way to connect the printed page and the web (via @cyberjournalist) http://nie.mn/pVym5y »

A case against phone calls http://nie.mn/nfc2Ti »

“The new classroom should teach the huge array of complex skills that come under the heading of digital literacy.” http://nie.mn/oE3W13 »

.@newsosaur‘s summary of the state of mobile payments http://nie.mn/nEanQ4 »

RT @wfrick: What I think @NiemanLab is missing on journalism+open source http://nie.mn/mWTSVL »

Storify teams up with BreakingNews.com http://nie.mn/pXbzb4 »

What can crowdsourcing look like in real-time? The Guardian’s @paullewis gives hints as he covers the #londonriots »

The Guardian updates its editorial code with a new emphasis on, yep, privacy (via @nytjim) http://nie.mn/qZtBzY »

BBM seems to be the “social network of choice” for London’s weekend riots http://nie.mn/qzeKop »

 
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Jeff Israely: Five years in, our news startup is seeing the pace of change slow
“The future is already here, and we have to hustle every day to survive. And succeed.”
This: Vox.com hires Andrew Golis as its first general manager
“He is going to be tasked with thinking about what are the big swings that we want to take in the next few years.”
Slate, now 20 years old, reflects on the value of taking the long view and not chasing digital media trends
“One of the things you’ve seen across the marketplace for the last five years is a lot of companies are chasing the same kind of traffic from the same social distribution mechanisms…It’s not a recipe for producing a distinctive media brand.”