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Archives: June 2012

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.
Screen shot of Apple's Podcasts app for iOS
Podcasts get promoted/demoted on iOS devices, getting their own app but losing the exposure of iTunes.
The younger you are, the more likely it is that you mainly use a phone to go online.
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.
This summer the Boston Globe’s online sibling will start an alternative music channel with vets from indie station WFNX. Justin Ellis
For news organizations the price of making interactive maps still depends on how much they use the tool. Justin Ellis
The NYU professor thinks Gawker is on to something with its attempts to surface quality comments.
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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How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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