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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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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.
1287Jo 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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