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And you thought Twitter suspending @GuyAdams was bad. Governments can do much worse.
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Digital First’s new central command is just beginning to take shape, but its nascent team has already handled its first big story: the shootings in Aurora, Colorado.
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On the web, audio has long been video’s neglected little brother. Andrew Phelps
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The founder of paidContent wants to grow his new travel venture Skift through curation and data products. Justin Ellis
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The tech site has always been good about providing a persistent structure for source credit. Now it’s linking out more prominently, too. Justin Ellis and Joshua Benton
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NBC News’ first ever chief digital strategist reflects on her first year with the network. Adrienne LaFrance
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Plus: The ethics of quote approval and draft sharing, charges in the News Corp. scandal, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
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Ben Smith wants to increase the impact of breaking news and decrease the echo from redundant reporting. Justin Ellis
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The online retail giant’s shift into same-day delivery will change local retail. Will it also change local news?
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Developing ebooks can be a pain, but there is money to be made in repurposing otherwise free content.
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The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1287Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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