Nieman Foundation at Harvard
America’s Test Kitchen, “the Consumer Reports of cooking,” wants to grow to new platforms
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Archives: July 2011

July 29, 2011
Baratunde Thurston, Director of Digital, The Onion
A mix of experimentation and structure has helped The Onion build real civic engagement. Andrew Phelps
July 29, 2011
July 28, 2011
Pulse users on smartphones launch the app twice as often as tablet users — but tablet users keep it open twice as long per session. Justin Ellis
The print world ends not with a bang, but with price increase after price increase. Ken Doctor
Captain America
Hubris, feckless, dyspeptic, blasphemy, cronyism, and the other words that confused Times readers most in the first half of 2011. Megan Garber
The model is to provide the kinds of book recommendations you’d get at your local indie bookstore — if you still have a local indie bookstore —and to build a business around it. Justin Ellis
July 26, 2011
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How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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