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The future is digital, of course — but in the present, the revenues generated by print are absolutely critical to supporting local newsrooms. So it makes sense to pay attention to print strategy.
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From augmented reality to cat videos, big thinkers weigh in on where the Internet is after 25 years, and where it will be in 10 more.
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The author of “Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age” talks about what he saw in Philadelphia as the business came tumbling down. Joshua Benton
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European media scholar Rasmus Kleis Nielsen says there are big differences between how the media ecosystems on both sides on the Atlantic are shifting — and some ways Americans can learn from Europeans. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
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Plus: The BBC sex abuse scandal and possible libel on Twitter, a new report on post-industrial journalism, and the rest of this week’s media/tech news.
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The report, by C.W. Anderson, Emily Bell, and Clay Shirky, surveys the new opportunities available to individual journalists and news organizations old and new. Here are some of its highlights. Joshua Benton
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The new startup from the creators of Blogger and Twitter says it’s “rethinking publishing and building a new platform from scratch.” It’s also raising some fundamental questions about how content on the web is structured.
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NPR will continue supporting stations who joined in the “vertical” blogging experiment — and hopes to replicate the networked blogging model throughout the system.
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Plus: A legal test of ‘Are bloggers journalists?’, Facebook’s Timeline and Subscribe, and the rest of the week’s future-of-news reading.
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