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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 Economist’s Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising
“The Economist has taken the view that advertising is nice, and we’ll certainly take money where we can get it, but we’re pretty much expecting it to go away.”
579What USA Today Sports learned covering the Final Four on Periscope and Snapchat
These new platforms are optimized for realtime news on phones, but there are lots of questions for news organizations — from what content to share to how to measure their effectiveness.
366The Winnipeg Free Press is launching a paywall that lets readers pay by the article
Are you one of those who’s argued an “iTunes for news” model could rebuild newspapers’ business model? Look to Canada for a paper that’s going to give it a go.
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