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Archives: January 2012

Sample Weave visualization
The software can help journalists create infinitely interactive visualizations.
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Ten producers will pair up with stations to create journalism projects ranging from an “alternate-reality” game to a music festival.
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Mark Coddington    January 27, 2012
Plus: Postmortem analysis of the SOPA/PIPA fight, more discussion on truth vigilantes and iBooks, and the rest of the week’s big stories in journalism and tech.
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David Skok    January 27, 2012
The aggregators of today will be the original reporters of tomorrow — it’s how disruption happens.
MinnPost revenue sources, 2011
The nonprofit news site — by now almost an online veteran — is showing it can support itself.
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Ken Doctor    January 26, 2012
News businesses aren’t defined by delivery trucks and broadcast signals any more — and the smartest players are reaching out to a global audience sooner rather than later.
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Successful engagement by journalists on the social network looks a lot like successful engagement in the real world.
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Gina Masullo Chen    January 25, 2012
The best way to figure out what information readers need from you when you are covering an emergency is to imagine yourself in their position.
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Andrew Phelps    January 25, 2012
American Public Media’s networked journalism initiative will start producing original stories based on its largely untapped database of citizen sources.
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Alex Remington    January 24, 2012
For a brief shining moment in the early 1990s, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was one of the top innovators in digital news. But it didn’t last long.
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The nonprofit news site already had the governor covered when he announced his campaign for president. The reward was record pageviews and new funding.
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Andrew Phelps    January 23, 2012
The outgoing Post’s managing editor on his critics, the challenges ahead for 2012, and his return to The Wall Street Journal.
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Justin Ellis    January 23, 2012
Using an article as a jumping-off point, Deep Dive can create a custom, contextual feed that will allow readers to follow topics in the news.
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Tim Currie    January 23, 2012
AllNovaScotia charges $360 a year and seemingly breaks all the “rules” for online news. So why does it have the ear of the most powerful people in the province — and make a profit?
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Matthew Battles    January 20, 2012
There’s a long history of mixing interactivity into learning — and a new generation of tools can let that interaction come in acts of creation, not just consumption.