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These are some of the projects and discussions that caught our attention at this year’s MIT-Knight conference.
Kernels of corn spelling out "truth"
Matt Stempeck’s Gmail extension aims to automatically detect bogus claims and help guide you (or your hysterical relative) back to sanity.
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In a video of his recent talk at the Nieman Foundation, Gingras shares his thoughts on how newspapers can rethink their approach to distribution, work flows and innovation.
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Nieman Lab attended the International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, a conference that brings together the academic and the practical, the domestic and the international. Here are some of the highlights.
International Symposium on Online Journalism logo
Journalists, technologists, and academics gather to discuss the evolution of media.
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