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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    Jan. 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    Jan. 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    Jan. 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    Jan. 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    Jan. 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    Jan. 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.