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Nieman Journalism Lab
Pushing to the future of journalism — A project of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard

Articles by Justin Ellis

Justin Ellis is an assistant editor at the Lab. He was previously a staff writer and columnist for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, where he covered areas like business, politics, culture and technology. In 2009 Ellis was part of the paper’s team to cover the inauguration of President Barack Obama. A former Knight Digital Media Center fellow and researcher at Investigative Reporters and Editors, Ellis is originally from Minnesota. Ask him about meats and cheeses.
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July 18, 2014
With $3.5 million in grant funding and an eye for collaboration, the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX aim to bring deep investigations to radio and podcasting.
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July 16, 2014
The new streamlined application process for becoming a 501(c)(3) might help nonprofit news startups — at least small ones — get off the ground more quickly.
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June 23, 2014
Libraries and anti-censorship efforts are among the big winners.
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June 19, 2014
Newspaper Club, which worked with The Guardian to build an algorithmically generated newspaper, wants you to shift some of your reading from screens back to print.
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June 17, 2014
“Suddenly, the CMS, an often derided but necessary tool of modern journalism, is cool.”
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June 12, 2014
In the quest for smarter news notifications, NBC News Digital’s Breaking News app will now send alerts specific to where readers — and their phones — are located.
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June 11, 2014
In her new book, Abernathy examines the divide between metro papers and rural or ethnic papers as they deal with digital competition, ownership changes, and the search for new revenue.
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May 29, 2014
A survey of business executives from Quartz finds that one of the oldest digital formats — the email newsletter — is one of the biggest ways they get news.