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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?
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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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The two apps were part of the paper’s plan to increase digital subscribers through smaller, targeted offerings. Now, with staff cutbacks on the way, one app is being shuttered and the other is being adjusted.
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The company’s newsletter, Vox Sentences, enters an increasingly crowded inbox. Can concise writing and smart aggregation on the day’s news help expand their audience?
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