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Joshua Benton is director of the Nieman Journalism Lab. Before spending a year at Harvard as a 2008 Nieman Fellow, he spent a decade in newspapers, most recently at The Dallas Morning News. His reports on cheating on standardized tests in the Texas public schools led to the permanent shutdown of a school district and won the Philip Meyer Journalism Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has reported from 10 foreign countries, been a Pew Fellow in International Journalism, and three times been a finalist for the Livingston Award for International Reporting. Before Dallas, he was a reporter and occasional rock critic for The Toledo Blade. He wrote his first HTML in January 1994.
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There was a lot of talk about adblocking in 2015. Has it developed into the sort of threat publishers feared?
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We’re having our first event in New York City with industry leaders: Wednesday, December 2 at 6 p.m.
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The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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The tech giant is offering opportunities for students to work with eight different journalism organizations next summer, including us. The deadline to apply is January 15.
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In BuzzFeed’s news app, sharing via SMS is a more common user action than via Facebook or Twitter.
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The speed gains are very real. But do publishers want to trade in the open space of what we’ve known as the web for yet another platform they have little control over?
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