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Crowdsourcing tiny snippets of time, building the news around analytics, and how Twitter is weird during big news events: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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By convincing readers to act as distributors, Works That Work’s print edition is helping the magazine gain global readers and engage others closer to home.
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It’s not just the government that tracks your digital life — it’s technology companies too. How would publishers fare in a world where concerns about privacy move to the fore?
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If the Koch brothers do take over the Los Angeles Times, the impacts will reverberate across southern California. Here’s how it might work out.
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As the controversial conservatives confirm their interest in some of America’s biggest newspapers, is their interest financial or political?
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Plus: Sexism and the Times’ Jill Abramson, the AP gets hacked on Twitter, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
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“Casino-driven design is all about reducing friction to participation.”
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The nonprofit’s ambitious effort got hundreds of readers to sift through television ad spending records. Here’s what they learned along the way. Amanda Zamora
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Technology is aiding reporting at both the high and the low ends of the business.
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Crowdsourcing and computer intelligence help reverse-engineer campaign targeting.
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