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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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Events like its upcoming Obscura Day are meant to help the site’s digital readers discover places they previously only read about.
0Inspired by “independent YouTubers,” wary of cable, Vox.com takes its explainer mission to video
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