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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.
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The nonprofit news site — by now almost an online veteran — is showing it can support itself.
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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.
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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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Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it
The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”
926The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
792A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
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