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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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Here’s some remarkable new data on the power of chat apps like WhatsApp for sharing news stories
At least in certain contexts, WhatsApp is a truly major traffic driver — bigger even than Facebook. Should there be a WhatsApp button on your news site?
429What’s the right news experience on a phone? Stacy-Marie Ishmael and BuzzFeed are trying to figure it out
“Nobody has to read you. You have to earn that. You have to respect people’s attention.”
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