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Is Michael Wolff right about Facebook, and is online advertising doomed to fail? If so, here are a few ways news organizations could prepare.
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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
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Journalists should always be hacking, trying to tell stories in surprising new ways.
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Three recent talks that challenge how information is evolving. Joshua Benton
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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.
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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
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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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