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Archives: January 2012

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“Truth vigilante” or no, the hubbub over fact-checking in news articles gets at some deeper issues about how journalists view their own work.
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More consumers are getting news incidentally — that is, in the middle of other, non-news activities. And, according to new research, readers often find joy in the serendipity.
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Look past Righthaven-related fears, Martin Langeveld argues, and you’ll see the possibilities NewsRight might afford in enabling and automating new ways of redistributing content.
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Apple’s new rumored ebook-publishing tool could bring ease-of-use to a complicated process. That could have a big impact on the field.
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Plus: ‘Truth vigilantes’ and objectivity, debating the value of political journalism, unique paywall models, and the rest of the week’s must-reads in the future of news.
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The Craigslist founder argues that even though fact checking can be time-consuming and expensive, it’s worth the investment.
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Boston.com plans to roll out a redesign to its network of 50 hyperlocal sites in the next several months.
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If Google wants to add a personal component to discovering the world’s information, it shouldn’t be long till Google News gets more social.
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How do U.S. newspapers compare to the symbols of old-business-model decline? The numbers don’t look good.
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Exposure and a crack at new apps are some of the reasons the Philadelphia Media Network is offering up rent-free space for three tech companies.
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In the room where it happens: The host of NPR’s new show Embedded talks about news in podcast form
Kelly McEvers: “A lot of the great storytelling podcasts happen in the studio. I hope ours opens the door to people thinking more about what you can do in the field, when things don’t go as planned and are unexpected.”
0What a group of USC students learned shooting lots of VR video (hint: duct tape is involved)
The students traveled to Houston over spring break to shoot footage to accompany a ProPublica/Texas Tribune project on what a hurricane could do to the city.
0Audible, long known only for audiobooks, is branching out into podcasts — and news
The podcast/audio world has been waiting for Audible to make its big move into the space. It’s here, including original content from major publishers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post.
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