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If Murdoch’s empire cleaves in two, his newspapers will no longer be able to count on the latest blockbuster to disguise their financial woes.
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Podcasts get promoted/demoted on iOS devices, getting their own app but losing the exposure of iTunes.
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The younger you are, the more likely it is that you mainly use a phone to go online.
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Scoople is a social news game, an aggregator, and, ultimately, a pollster.
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A Holland-based company sees an opportunity to pay for original reporting by bringing together real and pretend journalists in a virtual world.
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This summer the Boston Globe’s online sibling will start an alternative music channel with vets from indie station WFNX. Justin Ellis
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For news organizations the price of making interactive maps still depends on how much they use the tool. Justin Ellis
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The NYU professor thinks Gawker is on to something with its attempts to surface quality comments.
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Plus: Debating the value of print in New Orleans, two more news paywalls, and the rest of the week’s news in the future of news and tech.
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Ken Doctor: The New York Times’ financials show the transition to digital accelerating
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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