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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Craigslist founder argues that even though fact checking can be time-consuming and expensive, it’s worth the investment.
yourtownredesign plans to roll out a redesign to its network of 50 hyperlocal sites in the next several months.
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.
How do U.S. newspapers compare to the symbols of old-business-model decline? The numbers don’t look good.
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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