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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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Ken Doctor: The New York Times’ financials show the transition to digital accelerating
The numbers may look flat, but they contain a continuing set of ups and downs. Up next: executing on a year’s worth of launches.
540Here’s some remarkable new data on the power of chat apps like WhatsApp for sharing news stories
At least in certain contexts, WhatsApp is a truly major traffic driver — bigger even than Facebook. Should there be a WhatsApp button on your news site?
502Controlled chaos: As journalism and documentary film converge in digital, what lessons can they share?
Old and new media types from journalism, documentary, and technology backgrounds gathered at MIT to share practices and discuss mutual concerns.
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