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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
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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
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The print world ends not with a bang, but with price increase after price increase. Ken Doctor
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Hubris, feckless, dyspeptic, blasphemy, cronyism, and the other words that confused Times readers most in the first half of 2011. Megan Garber
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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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The Economist’s Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising
“The Economist has taken the view that advertising is nice, and we’ll certainly take money where we can get it, but we’re pretty much expecting it to go away.”
579What USA Today Sports learned covering the Final Four on Periscope and Snapchat
These new platforms are optimized for realtime news on phones, but there are lots of questions for news organizations — from what content to share to how to measure their effectiveness.
410Journalists shouldn’t lose their rights in their move to private platforms
The shift to distributed content means concepts like fair use are increasingly in the hands of private companies — like SoundCloud.
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