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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 numbers may look flat, but they contain a continuing set of ups and downs. Up next: executing on a year’s worth of launches.
540Here’s some remarkable new data on the power of chat apps like WhatsApp for sharing news stories
At least in certain contexts, WhatsApp is a truly major traffic driver — bigger even than Facebook. Should there be a WhatsApp button on your news site?
502Controlled chaos: As journalism and documentary film converge in digital, what lessons can they share?
Old and new media types from journalism, documentary, and technology backgrounds gathered at MIT to share practices and discuss mutual concerns.
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