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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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New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter
A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.
701Newsonomics: The halving of America’s daily newsrooms
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
551“Modern” homepage design increases pageviews and reader comprehension, study finds
A new report from the Engaging News Project shows that users prefer modular, image-heavy homepage designs.
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