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Articles by Andrew Phelps

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.
Twitter preserved
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.
Cake featuring the likeness of Nick Denton
The Gawker Media emperor, ever dissatisfied with online dialogue, seems to think Kinja is working.
iTunes 4.9 screen shot
Podcasting pioneer Dave Winer asks whether the field needs a reboot.
Screen shot of Apple's Podcasts app for iOS
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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The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1310Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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