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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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Developing ebooks can be a pain, but there is money to be made in repurposing otherwise free content.
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The website finally centralizes a loose but vibrant community of news coders.
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It has turned out to be quite an undertaking, but the Library plans to make good on its promise to America.
Piano Media in Central Europe
It’s the biggest market yet for a company building toward unified paywalls across Europe.
X-ray Gogs
Dan Schultz’s BS-detection software really works, but there are a lot of technology issues — and people issues — getting in the way of a mainstream product.
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The Gawker Media emperor, ever dissatisfied with online dialogue, seems to think Kinja is working.
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Podcasting pioneer Dave Winer asks whether the field needs a reboot.
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Podcasts get promoted/demoted on iOS devices, getting their own app but losing the exposure of iTunes.
Felipe Heusser's balloon cam
“A channel guide for the entire Internet,” the site would guide users to breaking news happening around them.
Droplet demo
At this year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, two back-to-back presentations wowed us with new ideas.
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Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it
The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”
926The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
729A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
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