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Articles tagged New York Times R&D lab (14)

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Developed by the Times R&D lab, the Editor tool scans text to suggest article tags in real time. But the automatic tagging system won’t be moving into the newsroom soon.
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“We want to learn from others who are doing good things, and when we learn things we share them as well.” Justin Ellis
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Madison, a new tool that asks readers to help identify ads in the Times archives, is part of a new open source platform for crowdsourcing built by the company’s R&D Lab.
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When were yuppies supplanted by hipsters in the minds of New York Times reporters? A corpus of Times usage has the answer.
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The team responsible for the The New York Times Co.’s new Ricochet advertising product was spun off from the R&D Lab. Justin Ellis
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A new initiative at Duke University is building — and reviewing — software tools to take the drudgery out of investigative and public-affairs journalism.
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The paper’s in-house innovation lab will work on consumer apps for Boston.com while focusing on the look and presentation of BostonGlobe.com. Justin Ellis
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The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1287Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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