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Recode, Reuters, Popular Science, The Week, Mic, The Verge, and USA Today’s FTW have all shut off reader comments in the past year. Here’s how they’re all using social media to encourage reader discussion.
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“I think the Monitor is in amazingly good hands and we’re on a pretty good glide-path too. It seemed like a good time to step down.”
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Plus: Horse_ebooks’ denouement, Twitter’s IPO, and the rest of this week’s journalism and tech news.
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The journalist-cofounded (and journalist-friendly) curation tool will live on; the hope is the combined company can extend its reach with enterprise customers. Justin Ellis
Matt Thompson, co-founder of Spark Camp
“We knew from the outset that it was incredibly important to foster a really robust and vibrant conversation on these issues, and we knew, also, that it’s really easy for conversations about race, ethnicity, and culture to go off the rails.” Justin Ellis
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With Ask Well, its health and fitness Q&A site, the Times is betting its brand value can make it standout from the competition.
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On the occasion of a new pope, the Times offered up a new commenting platform that filtered reader responses by mood and identity.
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Launched last fall by a team of investors and writers, TipOff has attracted 50,000 subscribers.
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