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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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New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter
A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.
538How Upworthy is using data to move beyond clickbait and curation
After hiring Amy O’Leary from The New York Times, the site has started using user data to inform its original content production.
534Putting the public into public media membership
Getting beyond tote bags and pledge drives is critical to the sustainability of public media. Is there an alternative vision of membership that relies on relationships more than money?
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