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“There are a bunch of skills needed in building news apps, but at the most abstract level they fall into three buckets: Code, Design, and Journalism. Recruit people who have at least two of those skills and be willing to teach them the third.”
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Upworthy gets quality, exclusive journalism about income inequality; ProPublica gets a wider audience. Caroline O'Donovan
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Can you raise more money for the news by harnessing the power of social sharing — and making the impact of journalism a little more clear?
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Five years after launch, ProPublica’s Stephen Engelberg and Richard Tofel reflect on the nonprofit’s early days, getting readers involved in investigations, and the health of nonprofit journalism.
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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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As the pro-sharing license celebrates its 10th birthday, the nonprofit outlet says encouraging republication has meant more than 4 million extra pageviews on its stories so far this year. Richard Tofel and Scott Klein
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The three-year grant means ProPublica will add staff to its news applications team. Adrienne LaFrance
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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.
April 14, 2011
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The U.K.’s Times and Sunday Times are structuring their new apps and website around peak traffic times
The papers are behind a hard paywall, and their platforms will be updated four times each day to correspond with peaks in readership.
0Can audio go viral on Facebook? Here’s what happened when NPR ran an experiment for a month
“Trust me, this is really, really great even though you don’t know who’s talking and there’s nothing to look at and I’m asking you to focus for 40 seconds!”
0NPR built a private personal finance Facebook group that now has more than 10,000 members
“The group has become a great community in its own right.”
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