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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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April 23, 2014
“It feels like it’s a really nourishing and optimistic time to have conversations with publishers and to rethink how media should look online.”
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April 15, 2014
Chalkbeat, Southern California Public Radio, InvestigateWest and others are awarded over $236,000 in micro-grants to support events programming, collaborative reporting, and a “native underwriting” pilot program.
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March 26, 2014
Pew’s annual omnibus report finds that the transition to digital, and the influx of new money and new ideas, only represents a sliver of activity in the broader media.
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March 18, 2014
A new study from the Media Insight Project examines how Americans’ news consumption jumps across platforms.
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March 5, 2014
The Globe is switching to a metered paywall and turning Boston.com into an independent news site. Now the paper plans to increase its digital presence with new sites covering technology and religion.
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March 4, 2014
It’s a potential revenue source for the nonprofit, and a way to get more value out of its investigations.
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March 4, 2014
“There is this kind of band of oddballs like me who’ve been scouting around the fringes for a while and have some sense of what feels like it might be handy.”
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February 27, 2014
Knight, along with the Mozilla and Ford foundations, will award $2.75 million for ideas that can “strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation.”