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Archives: August 2011

Plus: A dispute over how much emphasis to place on new media skills in journalism training, the debut of The Daily Dot, the death of the Fairness Doctrine, more News Corp. hubbub, and what rarity means in an age of information abundance. Mark Coddington
August 25, 2011
The investigative outfit explores “aggregation in the public interest.”
It’s not just newspaper employees who suffer when a newspaper dies, as is happening to MediaNews’ papers in the Bay Area. It’s a loss felt across the community.
Can trying to launch a site through Kickstarter give The Classical a sustainable audience? Justin Ellis
August 23, 2011
Frontline makes “a new investment in a more iterative approach.”
“You can be the sole owner of a Jackson Pollock or a Blue Mauritius but not of a piece of information — not for long, anyway.”
Birds flying in formation
Serendipity Day gives coders and designers the freedom to work on…well, anything they want, if they’re willing to show it off afterward. Andrew Phelps
August 22, 2011
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What happened after 7 news sites got rid of reader comments
Recode, Reuters, Popular Science, The Week, Mic, The Verge, and USA Today’s FTW have all shut off reader comments in the past year. Here’s how they’re all using social media to encourage reader discussion.
699Facebook woos journalists with Signal, a dashboard to gather news across Facebook and Instagram
Signal helps journalists find, source, and embed content from Facebook and Instagram.
619Get AMP’d: Here’s what publishers need to know about Google’s new plan to speed up your website
The speed gains are very real. But do publishers want to trade in the open space of what we’ve known as the web for yet another platform they have little control over?
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