Nieman Foundation at Harvard
America’s Test Kitchen, “the Consumer Reports of cooking,” wants to grow to new platforms
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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.
Gawker Media’s new HD view makes a play for big monitors and a grander stage for video and photos.
Liptov, Slovakia
Lessons from Slovakia’s experiment include: Don’t charge people who lived under Communism for the ability to comment.
NBC News and Newsweek/Daily Beast are just the latest to show that election coverage is bigger than any one newsroom, company, or brand.
Most major media outlets in Slovenia will erect a unified paywall, mimicking an experiment in nearby Slovakia.
A newly laid brick wall
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How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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