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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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The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1287Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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