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Archives: February 2012

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Justin Ellis    February 28, 2012
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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Andrew Phelps    February 28, 2012
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.
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Andrew Phelps    February 27, 2012
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.
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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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Mark Coddington    February 24, 2012
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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Ken Doctor    February 23, 2012
The search for a scalable, money-making model for hyperlocal journalism continues, but there are some reasons for optimism.
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Marina Giovannelli    February 22, 2012
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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Joshua Benton    February 22, 2012
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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Joshua Benton    February 22, 2012
And we even pay! The deadline to apply is March 2.
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Justin Ellis    February 21, 2012
The small Vancouver news site is offering seven weekend courses, ranging in price from $195 to $395, to engage readers and increase revenue.
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Simon Owens    February 21, 2012
Once Mignon Fogarty developed a formula for an engaging five-minute podcast, extensions into other formats and other subjects came naturally.
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Dan Kennedy    February 20, 2012
The new approach: “We will be posting comments that help to illuminate the story; that provide history and context and perspective that will guide New Haven Independent readers to a more thorough understanding of what is going on.”