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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.
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.”
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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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Here’s some remarkable new data on the power of chat apps like WhatsApp for sharing news stories
At least in certain contexts, WhatsApp is a truly major traffic driver — bigger even than Facebook. Should there be a WhatsApp button on your news site?
429What’s the right news experience on a phone? Stacy-Marie Ishmael and BuzzFeed are trying to figure it out
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