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Archives: January 2012

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A new partnership between two parts of Harvard will allow one smart person to spend a year trying to advance the state of digital journalism. Deadline: Feb. 15.
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Gawker Media’s new HD view makes a play for big monitors and a grander stage for video and photos.
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Lessons from Slovakia’s experiment include: Don’t charge people who lived under Communism for the ability to comment.
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NBC News and Newsweek/Daily Beast are just the latest to show that election coverage is bigger than any one newsroom, company, or brand.
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Most major media outlets in Slovenia will erect a unified paywall, mimicking an experiment in nearby Slovakia.
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Plus: The generation gap behind the SOPA conflict, a rough couple of weeks for the New York Times, and the rest of must-reads in media news.
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What’s the right news experience on a phone? Stacy-Marie Ishmael and BuzzFeed are trying to figure it out
“Nobody has to read you. You have to earn that. You have to respect people’s attention.”
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Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here are 12 of the studies about social and digital media they found most interesting in 2014.
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