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Archives: April 2012

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Andrew Phelps    
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.
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Mark Coddington    
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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Justin Ellis    
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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Andrew Phelps    
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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Ken Doctor    
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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Adrienne LaFrance    
The Paris-based startup already has deals with lots of international newspapers to translate their stories into English. Now they’re starting to find those translations a (hopefully profitable) home.
minnroast
The annual send-up of Minnesota politics and culture continues to grow as a source of revenue for the nonprofit news site.