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Articles tagged engagement (105)

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Caroline O'Donovan    
Shown a news story, research subjects found versions that discussed possible solutions consistently more engaging.
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Ken Doctor    
Dean Baquet takes over a Times newsroom with enormous digital potential and lots of structural roadblocks to achieving it. Can he be more than a transitional figure for digital?
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Ken Doctor    
Three products — Circa, NRCQ, and News Republic — are trying to tackle a big question: How do we optimize news for reading on mobile devices? Despite the common goal, they’re taking different approaches.
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Marty Baron    
As a small band of ex-Posties launch the much watched Vox, the paper’s top editor sees better days ahead for many outlets new and old.
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Ken Doctor    
Project Thunderdome is dead and DFM will soon put its newspapers on the auction block. Are the new rounds of investors who bought into newspapers over the past half-decade getting antsy?
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Ken Doctor    
The product is compelling and a big step forward for The New York Times in a number of ways. But can a $2-a-week iPhone app compete with the free and open web?
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Ken Doctor    
Want a model for news innovation? Look to Scandinavia, where Schibsted is having more success building digital businesses than just about any of its peers. Next on its list: building a web-native TV experience.
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Caroline O'Donovan    
“Attention minutes” combine traditional metrics with measurements aimed at figuring out how much time readers really spend with content.
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John Wihbey    
Vigorous linking as an antidote to newspaper failure, who gets crowdfunded, and skepticism around the standard narrative of the Arab Spring: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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Michael Roston    
The team that runs the Times’ Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn’t — from running @nytimes in 2013.
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Ken Doctor    
How can public radio prepare for a life beyond radio? In California, one local powerhouse is betting on a tablet app that tries to bring together all that public media can do.
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Ken Doctor    
Paywalls aren’t just for newspapers any more. As a Cincinnati station gets ready to start charging online, there’s a big potential opportunity for stations to move into the void left by shrinking newspapers.
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Caroline O'Donovan    
Josh Miller, co-founder of Branch and Potluck, is betting that mini-news for mobile will be the next big thing in user engagement and conversation.