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Archives: October 2013

Redefining the relationship between journalist and citizen, the quandary of comfort news, and Norwegian thrash death metal: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
Set aside all the talk of doom and gloom for a minute: Here are 8 real reasons to feel optimistic about the future of newspapers.
“This kind of repurposing of media not for consumption but for communication is, I think, the underpinning of this social age.”
“A feisty newspaper owner who fights back in public? Bring it on. That’s certainly an improvement over the gray management style of the Times Company.”
A new nytimes.com is in the works, and the company is previewing a prototype homepage, section front, and new article page. Justin Ellis
Plus: Tech billionaires in journalism, David Pogue’s jump to Yahoo, and the rest of this week’s news in the journalism and tech worlds.