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Archives: May 2012

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Journalists should always be hacking, trying to tell stories in surprising new ways.
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Joshua Benton    May 25, 2012
Three recent talks that challenge how information is evolving.
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Mark Coddington    May 25, 2012
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.
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Ken Doctor    May 24, 2012
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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Antonio Jiménez    May 23, 2012
One of Argentina’s largest newspapers is creating and sharing databases with the public, while training its newsroom to dig deep into data.
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Each major federal agency is required to make two key government services available via mobile phones.
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Adrienne LaFrance    May 22, 2012
What’s in a name? Not enough to guarantee you’ll survive this messy media revolution, author Rory O’Connor says in his new book.
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Andrew Phelps    May 22, 2012
The New York Times reporter anticipated people on Twitter missing the nuance of her ideas, so she came prepared.
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Journalists, brands and other companies can now tap into the localized community messaging service.
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Adrienne LaFrance    May 21, 2012
ProPublica hopes its Patient Harm Facebook group will show that the value of crowdsourcing can be more than mining social media for sources.
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“I’m a project manager masquerading as a programmer masquerading as a journalist,” Boyer says.
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The news app allows readers to visualize and dive into the issues that were big at the state capitol.
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Adrienne LaFrance    May 21, 2012
The Friday Night Lights author reflects on how newspapers have changed, why editors need to take risks, and the sale of Philadelphia’s two largest newspapers.
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Mark Coddington    May 18, 2012
Plus: The debate over coding for laypeople, Twitter’s new email digests, and everything else that went on this week in media and tech.