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Andrew Phelps is an assistant editor at The New York Times and a former staff writer at the Nieman Journalism Lab. Follow @andrewphelps on Twitter.
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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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Journalist’s Resource sifts through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here are 12 of the studies about social and digital media they found most interesting in 2014.
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