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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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“The Economist has taken the view that advertising is nice, and we’ll certainly take money where we can get it, but we’re pretty much expecting it to go away.”
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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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“We want to use technology as a way to define pop culture, in the way Rolling Stone used music and Wired used the early Internet.”
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