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Archives: May 2012

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Justin Ellis    May 31, 2012
Under the new deal, you’ll soon be able to find videos from the Times next to your favorite episodes of Alf.
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Joshua Benton    May 31, 2012
A quick-and-dirty look seems to indicate around 1 in 5 tweets to a news organization comes from those Tweet Buttons.
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Ken Doctor    May 31, 2012
Advertising once paid the bills at American newspapers. As that shifts — rapidly — how will it change the way news companies operate?
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Jeff Israely    May 30, 2012
Our startup correspondent, building Worldcrunch in Paris, reports on the twin temptations of building a business around serving consumers or other businesses. Or…both.
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Andrew Phelps    May 30, 2012
An MIT student is working to detect patterns in the disappearance of thousands of weibos from the Chinese Internet.
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Jonathan Stray    May 30, 2012
In the start of a regular column for Nieman Lab, Jonathan Stray argues that a too-narrow definition of the work of journalism limits the field’s potential.
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Andrew Phelps    May 29, 2012
Adding metadata to hyperlinks, finding stories in ordinary datasets, providing context for impossibly big numbers.
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Dan Kennedy    May 29, 2012
Is Michael Wolff right about Facebook, and is online advertising doomed to fail? If so, here are a few ways news organizations could prepare.
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Justin Ellis    May 29, 2012
The editor of the Guardian says he’s not averse to asking readers to pay for products, but a paywall isn’t “the most interesting thing to be doing at the moment.”