Nieman Foundation at Harvard
America’s Test Kitchen, “the Consumer Reports of cooking,” wants to grow to new platforms
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Archives: September 2011

How the algorithmic news aggregator is turning generosity into currency.
Plus: AOL’s continued struggles, Netflix splits in two, the News Corp. scandal continues to widen, and the rest of the week’s required reading.
It’s like being on Twitter all day long — without having to be on Twitter all day long.
Do minority journalists face a different standard for reporting on race than their white colleagues? Amy Alexander
Print companies — and even broadcasters — should look to The Wall Street Journal’s new tablet video app and realize they’ve still got work to do.
Why a defined and loyal audience may not be enough to keep some niche news sites afloat.
WNYC's Jad Abumrad
“It needs more anarchy. And it needs more moods. The range of human experiences is covered and reported about on NPR, but it’s not reflected in the tone, and it’s not reflected in the style.”
While has grown its scope and its audience, it remains hampered by a reliance on commentary and questions of identity. Jack White
Until now, hundreds of independent NPR and PBS affiliates have had no common resource for best practices in social media. Andrew Phelps
An Italian journalist goes the startup route “with the intent of being relentless hunters of news and human filters of information.” Nicola Bruno
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How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
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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
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