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Plus: The Guardian champions open journalism, new satellite TV hacking accusations for News Corp., and the rest of the week’s media/tech must-reads.
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News isn’t just a product, it’s a community, and news organizations should take advantage of what’s happening around them, the web pioneer argues.
Newspapers and other publishers are realizing the value of selling something other than their primary product to readers — and ebooks are leading the way.
On cutting back on breaking news coverage at The Bay Citizen: “There’s almost no such thing as first anymore.”
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Recode, Reuters, Popular Science, The Week, Mic, The Verge, and USA Today’s FTW have all shut off reader comments in the past year. Here’s how they’re all using social media to encourage reader discussion.
699Facebook woos journalists with Signal, a dashboard to gather news across Facebook and Instagram
Signal helps journalists find, source, and embed content from Facebook and Instagram.
587Get AMP’d: Here’s what publishers need to know about Google’s new plan to speed up your website
The speed gains are very real. But do publishers want to trade in the open space of what we’ve known as the web for yet another platform they have little control over?
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