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Articles by Adrienne LaFrance

Adrienne LaFrance is a former staff reporter for the Nieman Journalism Lab. Previously she was a national reporter for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, where she specialized in investigative reporting and breaking news. Before that she opened the Washington bureau of Honolulu Civil Beat, where she covered Congress, federal elections, and the intersection of money and politics. Adrienne is currently a senior associate editor at The Atlantic.
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“Just imagine having a beat not tethered to a physical place or set topic, but an abstract and ever-changing linked set of ideas that you get to explore in real-time with other curious people.”
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What happens when a newspaper decides to build its own Shark Tank?
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“Based on what I’ve seen from Omidyar, he believes journalism is a vehicle toward a better functioning democracy.”
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In Wisconsin, the state’s largest newspaper has committed itself to tough watchdog, investigative reporting. It’s led to journalistic success and respect from its audience.
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The daily baseball newsletter cuts through the endless sea of sports online. Can email newsletters be to the 2010s a bit of what blogs were to the 2000s?
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After having trouble finding journalists ready for graduate-level computer science, the university is trying to build a bridge to quantitative skills.
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Gawker wants its Kinja platform to be a “truly interactive news platform.”
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The paper is including a print replica with an iPad-optimized layout and moving into Apple’s Newsstand.
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Goodbye The Local East Village — hello Bedford + Bowery.
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How an algorithm could change your newsroom’s social publishing strategy.
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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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