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Archives: September 2011

ChiAd wants to find safety — and money — in numbers. Megan Garber
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
Dan Check
“Tech-backward” no longer? “There’s definitely, I think, a cultural shift underway at Slate,” its tech director says. Andrew Phelps
Welcome to a world of disruption, with twists of generational difference, tectonic ad spend changes, and lots of confused citizens.
What the aggressively-priced Kindle Fire will mean for news publishers. Martin Langeveld
Google, Facebook, and Twitter are great. But they’re not everything. David Skok
Top Globe execs talk about the split between (free) and (paid)
Data editor Reg Chua wants the company to rethink what the news story looks like (and how it’s delivered). Justin Ellis
AIR has won $2 million in grants to hire 10 digital-savvy radio and television producers. Andrew Phelps
Facebook’s Journalist Program Manager explains the changes and how journos can take advantage of them. Vadim Lavrusik
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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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