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“Suddenly, the CMS, an often derided but necessary tool of modern journalism, is cool.”
The Times’ 4th Down Bot, a collaboration with Advanced NFL Stats, analyzes whether your team should punt, kick a field goal, or go for it on fourth down. Justin Ellis
A new is in the works, and the company is previewing a prototype homepage, section front, and new article page. Justin Ellis
The Times wants to make video freely available on their own properties and elsewhere on the web. They also plan to increase video production.
Times Haiku are generated from stories on the homepage of, just in time for National Poetry Month. Justin Ellis
The new executive editor of Reuters Digital and ex-Timesman: “I like to think I laid a good groundwork for taking advantage of the tools of technology for being able to exploit smart digital opportunities.” Justin Ellis
In entering China, the Times sees a growing audience for news and advertising. But they’ll have to contend with the threat of government censorship.
The experimental projects, produced by the Times’ beta620, will allow readers to test new ideas before they’re ready for global launch. First up: new search and accessibility features.
Under the new deal, you’ll soon be able to find videos from the Times next to your favorite episodes of Alf.
The Times is also pushing more material to devices overnight, aiming to improve the user experience on launch and save readers some bandwidth on their data plans. Justin Ellis
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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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