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Archives: January 2014

Vigorous linking as an antidote to newspaper failure, who gets crowdfunded, and skepticism around the standard narrative of the Arab Spring: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
Plus: An NSA deal is struck, a CNN/Twitter partnership, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
The Global Mail, launched with much hope less than two years ago, finds itself near closure after its main backer pulls out.
If you need more video content on the cheap, Freddie Laker’s redirected Guide might be for you — but beware, you get what you pay for.
Two-year-old startup GoLocal24 is expanding from its New England base across the continent. Will business-driven for-profits like it fill the void of local news in ways nonprofit outlets can’t?
Even though much of the digital advertising market is dire for news operations, a confluence of factors are making it easier than ever to build something new online.
It’s hard to critique a news app just after launch, but Inside may need some improved organization to reach to more ambitious news consumers. Staci D. Kramer