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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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The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1310Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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