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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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Hoping to redefine “trade publication,” Digiday launches Glossy, a vertical to cover disruption in fashion
“I hate the term ‘trade publication,’ because it implies being a boring cheerleader for the industry.”
0Chasing subscriptions over scale, The Athletic wants to turn local sports fandom into a sustainable business — starting in Chicago
“It’s very easy today to be click-driven and produce articles that don’t have a lot of substance or depth and don’t cost that much to produce, but that dynamic is disappointing for fans who want higher-quality content.”
0A year in at Vox, Recode looks at its future: Video, distributed content, more podcasts, and no /
“There’s a huge opportunity to be a widely read, digitally native business site that uses tech as our lens, and I don’t think that’s out there.”
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