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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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Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it
The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”
926The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
729A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
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