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Archives: February 2012

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The company’s digital subscription plan allows flexibility in price and access by market, but is it enough to help the overall health of the chain?
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The magazine’s new publisher and editor want to compete with the likes of The Atlantic and The New Yorker.
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The first round of the new challenge is open and the (short) applications call for creativity and conciseness. Justin Ellis
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Online goes offline: Every month, Lim Cheng Soon sorts through the noise of Hacker News to find the best work and turn it into a magazine. Andrew Phelps
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In a talk at MIT, the former director general of Al Jazeera discusses how the network covered the Arab Spring and how it brought social media into its coverage.
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Plus: News Corp. defiantly launches its Sun on Sunday, paywalls and aggregation debates, and the rest of this week’s news about the future of news.
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Three former Harvard students are mining in-country social media sites to deliver news and viewpoints from Chinese citizens.
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The search for a scalable, money-making model for hyperlocal journalism continues, but there are some reasons for optimism.
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The radio station is moving with the newspaper out of downtown offices because it believes partnerships will play a big role in public radio’s future.
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The man who led Al Jazeera to global prominence will be speaking at the Media Lab Friday, both about the Arab Spring and the media ecosystem that surrounded it.
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