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The Worcester Sun wants to bootstrap paywalled hyperlocal digital into a Sunday print product
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Under the new deal, you’ll soon be able to find videos from the Times next to your favorite episodes of Alf.
A quick-and-dirty look seems to indicate around 1 in 5 tweets to a news organization comes from those Tweet Buttons. Joshua Benton
Advertising once paid the bills at American newspapers. As that shifts — rapidly — how will it change the way news companies operate?
Customer Parking Drive In
Our startup correspondent, building Worldcrunch in Paris, reports on the twin temptations of building a business around serving consumers or other businesses. Or…both.
A 404 error on Sina Weibo
An MIT student is working to detect patterns in the disappearance of thousands of weibos from the Chinese Internet.
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.
Keys on computer keyboard spelling "geek"
Adding metadata to hyperlinks, finding stories in ordinary datasets, providing context for impossibly big numbers.
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As giant platforms rise, local news is getting crushed
The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?
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Recode, Reuters, Popular Science, The Week, Mic, The Verge, and USA Today’s FTW have all shut off reader comments in the past year. Here’s how they’re all using social media to encourage reader discussion.
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Signal helps journalists find, source, and embed content from Facebook and Instagram.
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