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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
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A new paper out of MIT’s Center for Civic Media uses Media Cloud and other tools to map how the story of Trayvon Martin’s death was told — and evolved. Caroline O'Donovan
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The director of the MIT Media Lab compares the worlds of media and tech, and says “When you’re sinking, you have two ways to go: You can bet the house on something, go all in, or you can try to become smaller and smaller until you disappear.”
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A modular prototype aims to become a “Wolfram Alpha for government” by allowing developers to plug in their own APIs.
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MIT’s Comparative Media Studies graduate theses critique how hacking is portrayed in the media, whether new media demands new criticism, and how a YouTube policy influenced the writing of comedy and drama.
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Plus: Google’s war with French newspapers, the inevitable privacy concerns with Facebook Graph Search, and the rest of the week’s media/tech news.
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Plus: The Manti Te’o hoax, The Atlantic’s botched Scientology advertorial, a check on CNET’s editorial independence, and the rest of the week’s media/tech news.
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Andrew Golis, Cyndi Stivers, David Gehring, and David Karger share some of the big ideas they’ll take away from the year. Spark Camp
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One-size-fits-all classes don’t work in an environment where students’ digital skills are so uneven. And journalism schools should be looking to serve the world beyond those who pay tuition.
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