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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 New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1310Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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