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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.
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A quick-and-dirty look seems to indicate around 1 in 5 tweets to a news organization comes from those Tweet Buttons. Joshua Benton
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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.
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An MIT student is working to detect patterns in the disappearance of thousands of weibos from the Chinese Internet.
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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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Adding metadata to hyperlinks, finding stories in ordinary datasets, providing context for impossibly big numbers.
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New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter
A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.
701Newsonomics: The halving of America’s daily newsrooms
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
575How 7 news organizations are using Slack to work better and differently
Here’s how Fusion, Vox, Quartz, Slate, the AP, The Times of London, and Thought Catalog are using Slack for workflow — and which features they wish the platform would add.
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