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Articles by Andrew Phelps

Andrew Phelps is a former staff writer at Nieman Lab.
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We’re open-sourcing the code behind Fuego, which mines Twitter to find the links a community is talking about most. Build your own!
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OpenStreetMap gets its first major investment with a $575,000 Knight News Challenge grant.
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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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It’s like Evernote for TweetDeck for Google Reader for WordPress.
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His worry for local stations: Without jumping on digital opportunities, someday soon they “will be revealed as rather pedestrian repeaters of national content.”
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“It’s like, ‘All right, well, that guy up there is the big man and the hot shot that shares his opinion. And I’m less down here in the dungeon section trying to duke it out with this raiderfan27.'”
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.
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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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“I hate the term ‘trade publication,’ because it implies being a boring cheerleader for the industry.”
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“It’s very easy today to be click-driven and produce articles that don’t have a lot of substance or depth and don’t cost that much to produce, but that dynamic is disappointing for fans who want higher-quality content.”
0A year in at Vox, Recode looks at its future: Video, distributed content, more podcasts, and no /
“There’s a huge opportunity to be a widely read, digitally native business site that uses tech as our lens, and I don’t think that’s out there.”
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