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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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Millennials say keeping up with the news is important to them — but good luck getting them to pay for it
The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”
926The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
792A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
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