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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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New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter
A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.
701Newsonomics: The halving of America’s daily newsrooms
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
575How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently
Here’s how Fusion, Vox, Quartz, Slate, the AP, The Times of London, and Thought Catalog are using Slack for workflow — and which features they wish the platform would add.
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