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In order to give a special report added weight and readability, designers broke out of the mold of the site’s normal design.
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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.
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Newspapers and other publishers are realizing the value of selling something other than their primary product to readers — and ebooks are leading the way.
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On cutting back on breaking news coverage at The Bay Citizen: “There’s almost no such thing as first anymore.”
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New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter
A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.
701Newsonomics: The halving of America’s daily newsrooms
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
551“Modern” homepage design increases pageviews and reader comprehension, study finds
A new report from the Engaging News Project shows that users prefer modular, image-heavy homepage designs.
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