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Archives: May 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.
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.” Justin Ellis
Horse with jaunty gallop
Journalists should always be hacking, trying to tell stories in surprising new ways.
Three recent talks that challenge how information is evolving. Joshua Benton
Plus: A look at Warren Buffett’s big newspaper buy, a bill targeting anonymous comments, and the rest of the week’s big news in media and tech.
The Times is also pushing more material to devices overnight, aiming to improve the user experience on launch and save readers some bandwidth on their data plans. Justin Ellis
Rupert Murdoch might be thinking about putting his British newspapers into a trust. Why haven’t we seen more innovation in how news organizations get owned and governed?
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How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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