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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. Andrew Phelps
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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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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.
A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite - Suomi NPP
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. Justin Ellis
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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.
Public Insight Network sources
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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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. Alex Remington
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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.
701Newsonomics: The halving of America’s daily newsrooms
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
551“Modern” homepage design increases pageviews and reader comprehension, study finds
A new report from the Engaging News Project shows that users prefer modular, image-heavy homepage designs.
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