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The Boston Globe is betting that Crux, a standalone Catholic news site, will serve a new, global audience.
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The Globe is switching to a metered paywall and turning into an independent news site. Now the paper plans to increase its digital presence with new sites covering technology and religion.
“A feisty newspaper owner who fights back in public? Bring it on. That’s certainly an improvement over the gray management style of the Times Company.”
61Fresh is the latest experiment from Globe Lab, the paper’s R&D department, to find ways to harness social signals to see what readers are talking about.
The newspaper world’s most prominent exemplar of responsive design is also putting a bet on Apple’s App Store — at a price point aimed at people who wouldn’t normally pay full fare.
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“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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