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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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The papers are behind a hard paywall, and their platforms will be updated four times each day to correspond with peaks in readership.
0Can audio go viral on Facebook? Here’s what happened when NPR ran an experiment for a month
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0NPR built a private personal finance Facebook group that now has more than 10,000 members
“The group has become a great community in its own right.”
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