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Articles by Andrew Phelps

Andrew Phelps is a former staff writer at Nieman Lab.
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The Knight News Challenge winners want to help radio producers archive and organize their raw tape with simple web-based software.
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Todd Mundt
His worry for local stations: Without jumping on digital opportunities, someday soon they “will be revealed as rather pedestrian repeaters of national content.”
Josh Miller
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PolitiFact editor Bill Adair in the "Star Chamber"
As Bill Adair’s fact-checking enterprise turns five, PolitiFact is responding to criticism and adding a little structure to how it decides what’s True, Pants on Fire, or somewhere in between.
When your product depends on a (free) third-party platform, the rules can change at any time. Twitter’s are now.
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On the web, audio has long been video’s neglected little brother.
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616How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
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572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
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