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After 13 months, The New York Times this week discontinued its elections app rather than turn it into a general politics app. Here’s what they learned along the way. Adrienne LaFrance
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The NYU professor and scholar talks about his intellectual influences, how he thinks the press did in 2012, and how much of an audience there’ll be for civic-minded journalism. Joshua Benton
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Sociologist Herbert Gans argues it’s time for political reporting to stop focusing solely on the elites and experiment with new models for bottom-up journalism.
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Plus: Lowering paywalls during Sandy, the ongoing fallout from the BBC’s sex abuse scandal, and the rest of this week’s media and tech reads.
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Nate Silver’s number-crunching blog is perceived as a threat by some traditional political reporters — but its model has lessons for all journalists.
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Plus: The debate about free news and journalism quality, The New York Times’ labor conflict, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
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The site wants your help assembling a database of television ad buys in swing states.
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Gage Skidmore is probably behind some of the photos of Republican politicians you’ve seen online. He shoots for credit, not for money.
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Plus: Ideas for newspapers’ reinvention, Apple’s user IDs hacked (maybe), and the rest of the week’s news in media and tech.
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The Economist’s Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising
“The Economist has taken the view that advertising is nice, and we’ll certainly take money where we can get it, but we’re pretty much expecting it to go away.”
889A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
448This is my next step: How The Verge wants to grow beyond tech blogging
“We want to use technology as a way to define pop culture, in the way Rolling Stone used music and Wired used the early Internet.”
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