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Archives: March 2012

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With the swell of Chinese visitors to New York City, the New York Observer’s parent company finds a valuable niche market — in another language. Adrienne LaFrance
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Simon Glik was prosecuted for recording video of an arrest in a public place; a U.S. appeals court ruled the First Amendment protected his right to do so.
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News.me asks: Can the way people characterize the news they share tell us about why they share in the first place? Adrienne LaFrance
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Op-Docs animates the opinion pages and re-imagines documentary news.
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Nearly 900,000 people streamed or downloaded Episode 460, “Retraction,” in the first week after it aired. Andrew Phelps
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The annual New Zealand conference brings some of the web’s luminaries together to talk about web publishing and technology. Here are some of the highlights. Joshua Benton
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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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