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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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The Economist’s Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising
“The Economist has taken the view that advertising is nice, and we’ll certainly take money where we can get it, but we’re pretty much expecting it to go away.”
579What USA Today Sports learned covering the Final Four on Periscope and Snapchat
These new platforms are optimized for realtime news on phones, but there are lots of questions for news organizations — from what content to share to how to measure their effectiveness.
366The Winnipeg Free Press is launching a paywall that lets readers pay by the article
Are you one of those who’s argued an “iTunes for news” model could rebuild newspapers’ business model? Look to Canada for a paper that’s going to give it a go.
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