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Archives: April 2012

Old radio
The network is apparently taking a page from agile software development, creating radio programs in “permanent beta” to reach new audiences.
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
Plus: The debate over technology and loneliness, journalism lessons from academics and news orgs, and the rest of the week’s media/tech stories.
The latest addition to The Awl’s network of sites brings a link-blog ethos and a bare-bones look to the election.
Gawker is once again reinventing its comments, doing away with cliques and letting computers decide what should rise to the top.
Cheap Canned Goods
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?
The Washington Post is ending its text message alert service, focusing on smartphone push notifications and email alerts instead.
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How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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