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The network is apparently taking a page from agile software development, creating radio programs in “permanent beta” to reach new audiences.
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The team responsible for the The New York Times Co.’s new Ricochet advertising product was spun off from the R&D Lab. Justin Ellis
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Plus: The debate over technology and loneliness, journalism lessons from academics and news orgs, and the rest of the week’s media/tech stories.
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The latest addition to The Awl’s network of sites brings a link-blog ethos and a bare-bones look to the election.
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Gawker is once again reinventing its comments, doing away with cliques and letting computers decide what should rise to the top.
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The confusing digital world has led news companies to sell the same goods at different price points across different platforms. Is there a magic number?
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The Washington Post is ending its text message alert service, focusing on smartphone push notifications and email alerts instead.
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Ken Doctor: The New York Times’ financials show the transition to digital accelerating
The numbers may look flat, but they contain a continuing set of ups and downs. Up next: executing on a year’s worth of launches.
539Here’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?
502Controlled chaos: As journalism and documentary film converge in digital, what lessons can they share?
Old and new media types from journalism, documentary, and technology backgrounds gathered at MIT to share practices and discuss mutual concerns.
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