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America’s Test Kitchen, “the Consumer Reports of cooking,” wants to grow to new platforms
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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. asks: Can the way people characterize the news they share tell us about why they share in the first place? Adrienne LaFrance
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
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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How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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