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Archives: March 2012

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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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In the room where it happens: The host of NPR’s new show Embedded talks about news in podcast form
Kelly McEvers: “A lot of the great storytelling podcasts happen in the studio. I hope ours opens the door to people thinking more about what you can do in the field, when things don’t go as planned and are unexpected.”
0What a group of USC students learned shooting lots of VR video (hint: duct tape is involved)
The students traveled to Houston over spring break to shoot footage to accompany a ProPublica/Texas Tribune project on what a hurricane could do to the city.
0Audible, long known only for audiobooks, is branching out into podcasts — and news
The podcast/audio world has been waiting for Audible to make its big move into the space. It’s here, including original content from major publishers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post.
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