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“One of the things that happens to come with this notion of social discovery is just information overload. Twitter is a great social product, but it’s also a product that will give you 50 articles to read every hour.” Justin Ellis
The new gaming site from Vox Media wants to emphasize engaging community and telling untold stories from the world of gaming.
Nate Silver’s number-crunching blog is perceived as a threat by some traditional political reporters — but its model has lessons for all journalists.
Plus: Newsweek’s demise and magazines’ future, possible newspaper targets for Rupert Murdoch, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
Obama for America becomes the first political group to experiment with BuzzFeed’s new approach to advertising.
Gary Knell
In a visit to the Nieman Foundation, the NPR boss discusses digital transformation, his earlier work at Sesame Workshop, and political perceptions of Big Bird. Justin Ellis
With his position attacked in the U.K., Murdoch is looking to the United States. Will he find newspapers a worthwhile investment?
“I use Twitter mostly to get the word out, especially when it’s a really intense situation where news is breaking by the minute or second, and a lot of people are working on a story.” Justin Ellis
It’s a chance to come work on a journalism-related project at Harvard, but for a shorter period of time than our traditional Nieman Fellowships.