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“I’m an optimist about human nature — I like to think that most people aren’t freeloaders, they just might not want to compensate sites by dealing with advertising.”
On top of its collaborations with big media partners, the one-year-old investigative newsroom holds freedom-of-information request trainings and live events, and it published a graphic novel.
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Two years ago, Beacon was focused on recurring payments and exclusive access. But it turns out that most donors prefer one-time payments and want the projects they fund to be widely available.
With $2.2 million in new funding from Knight, ProPublica will increase its Get Involved network, measure the success of news apps, and hold trainings for journalists.
“People see us as a pantheon of good American journalism,” founder and chairman Neil Barsky said. “But we’ll still be fundraising for the rest of our professional lives.”
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Here’s how ProPublica and The New York Times are pioneering user experience research within their organizations.
Only a small subset of news organizations currently use HTTPS to secure their connections to readers, but a variety of incentives — from Google’s search rules to browser makers’ policies — are pushing them in that direction.
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“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
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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