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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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“Thanks for reading, and for putting up with me, for five years. I’m pretty sure this journalism thing is going to work itself out.”
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The popular blog on the pharmaceutical industry has lived many lives since 2007. It’s starting its next one at Stat, the new life sciences site from The Boston Globe.
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“What is really important for the projects we’re looking for is we want specific projects and not the broad digital agenda or roadmap of publishers.”
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The magazine is collaborating with WNYC Studios to launch a new radio show and podcast. So what, exactly, does The New Yorker sound like?
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Executives from The New York Times, Slate, The Atlantic, Wired, Mashable, The Seattle Times, Vox Media, and Newsweek say native advertising continues to be a success. But many are still trying to find the right approach to mobile ads.
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The bot, which analyzes play calling by NFL coaches in pressure situations, now factors in team strength and the increasing accuracy of kickers. It’s also now open source.
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The initiative formerly known as “Project Lightning” introduces curated collections of tweets around news, sports, and entertainment, and some news organizations will be able to make their own.
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“Our job is to really talk to each other and push back on our story ideas and the lenses we’re applying to these stories, and then try to invite the audience into the conversation as much as possible.”
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The news site that uses academics as reporters and journalists as editors now boasts 19 paying member universities and is opening up posts in Atlanta (and maybe in the Bay Area).
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“There are more black men in prison than college.” “A dollar spent in the black community stays there for only six hours.” A project at Howard University aims to dispel oft-repeated myths.
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