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Did blogging win, influencing the shape of all online media? Or is there room in 2015 for a reinvigoration of what the form — personality, connection, conversation, context — once promised?
Students and Nieman Fellows spent a semester building solutions for audience engagement, better tools to explore data, and new ideas for local media startups.
Two MIT Media Labbers are developing a “context curation platform” that aims to explain what you need to know without taking you out of the reading experience. Liam Andrew
When you commit to explaining the important issues in the news, you commit to a life of updating. What’s the best way to manage a corpus of news knowledge with an uncertain half-life?
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“Investigative journalism may have pride of place within the mythology of American news, but that’s not really what journalists have been up to, by and large.”
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Article pages now have added depth and context, providing more opportunities for readers coming from social media to discover more content. Justin Ellis
Says the editor of De Correspondent: “I don’t believe in ‘the news’ in the objective sense of the word. You can describe the world in infinite ways, and ‘the news’ happens to be one of them.” Loes Witschge
Plus: The debate over transparency and objectivity, more fallout from gun record publication, the Bradley Manning case, and the rest of the week’s media/tech news.
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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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