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Archives: June 2012

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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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In the room where it happens: The host of NPR’s new show Embedded talks about news in podcast form
Kelly McEvers: “A lot of the great storytelling podcasts happen in the studio. I hope ours opens the door to people thinking more about what you can do in the field, when things don’t go as planned and are unexpected.”
0What a group of USC students learned shooting lots of VR video (hint: duct tape is involved)
The students traveled to Houston over spring break to shoot footage to accompany a ProPublica/Texas Tribune project on what a hurricane could do to the city.
0Audible, long known only for audiobooks, is branching out into podcasts — and news
The podcast/audio world has been waiting for Audible to make its big move into the space. It’s here, including original content from major publishers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post.
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