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Archives: September 2011

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How the algorithmic news aggregator is turning generosity into currency.
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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.
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It’s like being on Twitter all day long — without having to be on Twitter all day long.
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Do minority journalists face a different standard for reporting on race than their white colleagues? Amy Alexander
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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.
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Why a defined and loyal audience may not be enough to keep some niche news sites afloat.
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“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.”
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While TheRoot.com has grown its scope and its audience, it remains hampered by a reliance on commentary and questions of identity. Jack White
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Until now, hundreds of independent NPR and PBS affiliates have had no common resource for best practices in social media. Andrew Phelps
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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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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?
792A 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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