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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.
“We want to learn from others who are doing good things, and when we learn things we share them as well.” Justin Ellis
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.
When were yuppies supplanted by hipsters in the minds of New York Times reporters? A corpus of Times usage has the answer.
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
Beakers in a laboratory
A new initiative at Duke University is building — and reviewing — software tools to take the drudgery out of investigative and public-affairs journalism.
The paper’s in-house innovation lab will work on consumer apps for while focusing on the look and presentation of Justin Ellis
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“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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