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The open-source tool lets reporters contribute contacts to a centralized newsroom collection of sources — but it can also be used to build larger reader-facing data products.
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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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What separates the successful innovation projects from their peers? Preparing for resistance, being agile about audience, and getting the user experience right.
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There’s no easy fix for comments, which is why Knight’s spending $4 million on software they hope can fit any newsroom’s needs: “It should be a bunch of parts that you can assemble and reassemble.”
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Missed mobile opportunities, measuring Craigslist’s impact, and bringing an open source philosophy to journalism : all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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What happened when a college newspaper abandoned its website for Medium and Twitter
At Mt. San Antonio College, they’ve traded in print for distributed publishing, focusing on realtime reporting and distribution: “We’re speaking the language of our generation.”
576The Upshot uses geolocation to push readers deeper into data
The New York Times story changes its text depending on where you’re reading it: “It’s a fine line between a smarter default and being creepy.”
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The money will help PRX’s collective of public media-minded shows develop sustainable business models and expand with new shows and producers.
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