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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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The Economist’s Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising
“The Economist has taken the view that advertising is nice, and we’ll certainly take money where we can get it, but we’re pretty much expecting it to go away.”
579What USA Today Sports learned covering the Final Four on Periscope and Snapchat
These new platforms are optimized for realtime news on phones, but there are lots of questions for news organizations — from what content to share to how to measure their effectiveness.
366The Winnipeg Free Press is launching a paywall that lets readers pay by the article
Are you one of those who’s argued an “iTunes for news” model could rebuild newspapers’ business model? Look to Canada for a paper that’s going to give it a go.
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