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The new product from The New York Times is the most interesting app produced by a traditional American news outlet in years. But can it differentiate itself from the Times’ main app — and find a paying audience?
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Is this the move that lets news organizations get the most out of pushing breaking news to users, on their phones and at their desks? Joshua Benton
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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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A new study from Pew also finds that men, the college-educated, and those with higher incomes are more likely to engage with news on smartphones and tablets.
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Boyer, the head of NPR’s news apps team, puts on his professor hat and offers a syllabus for “making useful things for people.”
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When your product depends on a (free) third-party platform, the rules can change at any time. Twitter’s are now. Andrew Phelps
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The videos are up, and now’s the time to revisit some of the lessons learned at this year’s conference. Adrienne LaFrance
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“I’m a project manager masquerading as a programmer masquerading as a journalist,” Boyer says. Andrew Phelps
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Exposure and a crack at new apps are some of the reasons the Philadelphia Media Network is offering up rent-free space for three tech companies.
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