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Could it be that investing in the newsroom isn’t just good for journalism — that it’s also good for the bottom line?
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2013 could end up making 2012 seem calm by comparison.
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“The new muckraking isn’t the effect of new media alone…Yet buried within the infrastructures of communicative abundance are technical features that enable muckrakers to do their work of publicly scrutinising power, much more efficiently and effectively than at any moment in the history of democracy.” John Keane
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Atlantic Media’s new business site has the advantage of starting with a strategic clean slate. Now, it’s all about execution.
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The web may make syndication easier, but it hasn’t yet made it into a great business. A new wave of startups are trying to change that.
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Rupert Murdoch might be thinking about putting his British newspapers into a trust. Why haven’t we seen more innovation in how news organizations get owned and governed?
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At the Logan Symposium at Berkeley, investigative reporting showed plenty of signs of life.
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The nonprofit continues its experimentation with new forms of distribution.
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The days when publishers could rely on two big revenue streams — advertising and circulation — are over, and they’re not coming back. It’s time to search for smaller golden eggs.
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Newspapers and other publishers are realizing the value of selling something other than their primary product to readers — and ebooks are leading the way.
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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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