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Money from the Knight News Challenge will be used to grow Wikipedia Zero, a project that makes the site more accessible on feature phones. Justin Ellis
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The common thread through several of the eight winners: turning underpowered phones into information engines. Joshua Benton
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A researcher into editing patterns on Wikipedia compares the Connecticut school shooting to other acts of mass violence to see how coverage of breaking news gets done on the site.
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metaLAB’s Matthew Battles argues that the nature of knowledge is changing in the context of networks.
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Plus: Kony 2012 and the value of online activism, more News Corp. arrests, SXSW news, and the rest of the week’s big stories in media and tech.
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Plus: ‘Truth vigilantes’ and the fact-checking movement, and the rest of the week’s big news and ideas in the media and tech worlds.
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“Failed Wikipedias” suggest successful ways to encourage contribution and collaboration.
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Why are publishers playing Facebook’s game? What’s in it for them?
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Protesting a proposed media-muzzling law, Italian Wikipedia goes dark. Megan Garber
June 28, 2011
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The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1310Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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