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Archives: June 2012

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Adrienne LaFrance    
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.
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For news organizations the price of making interactive maps still depends on how much they use the tool.
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Clay Shirky    
The NYU professor thinks Gawker is on to something with its attempts to surface quality comments.
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Mark Coddington    
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    
Publishers are getting more aggressive about repackaging their work into ebooks, iPad magazines, and other new forms, in the hopes of creating something readers will pay for.
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Andrew Phelps    
“A channel guide for the entire Internet,” the site would guide users to breaking news happening around them.
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Andrew Phelps    
At this year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, two back-to-back presentations wowed us with new ideas.
Monson Tornado
Justin Ellis    
The site helps communities assess damage, organize volunteers, and direct donations.
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Adrienne LaFrance    
Tor builds privacy-protecting software, networks, and portable operating systems with journalists in mind.
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Justin Ellis    
Lessons from previous grants and investments have changed Knight’s approach to funding innovation.
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Adrienne LaFrance    
Knight News Challenge winner Watchup aggregates videos from YouTube for a new iPad app that lets users customize their own mini-newscasts.
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Justin Ellis    
The Knight News Challenge winner uses Twitter and Facebook to help newsrooms track their own — and competitors’ — stories.
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Andrew Phelps    
The Knight News Challenge winners are building an open-source framework to simplify mobile data collection and processing.
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Joshua Benton    
Six winners share more than $1.3 million in the first post-reboot round of the Knight Foundation’s news-innovation contest.