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Archives: September 2011

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ChiAd wants to find safety — and money — in numbers. Megan Garber
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Plus: Pew studies on declining trust in the media and local news consumption, Business Insider faces accusations of unethical aggregation, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news. Mark Coddington
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“Tech-backward” no longer? “There’s definitely, I think, a cultural shift underway at Slate,” its tech director says. Andrew Phelps
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Welcome to a world of disruption, with twists of generational difference, tectonic ad spend changes, and lots of confused citizens.
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What the aggressively-priced Kindle Fire will mean for news publishers. Martin Langeveld
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Google, Facebook, and Twitter are great. But they’re not everything. David Skok
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Top Globe execs talk about the split between (free) Boston.com and (paid) BostonGlobe.com.
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Data editor Reg Chua wants the company to rethink what the news story looks like (and how it’s delivered). Justin Ellis
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AIR has won $2 million in grants to hire 10 digital-savvy radio and television producers. Andrew Phelps
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Facebook’s Journalist Program Manager explains the changes and how journos can take advantage of them. Vadim Lavrusik
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1287Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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