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America’s Test Kitchen, “the Consumer Reports of cooking,” wants to grow to new platforms
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“Journalists have to consider how American politics has changed since modern journalism first formulated the conventions and norms for covering politics.”
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.
The structure of newsrooms reflects how journalists think about their work. As those conceptions change, it makes sense that the structures would change with them.
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How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
“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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Detroit Free Press and Detroit News
The Batavian
Daily Mail
Mother Jones
The UpTake
PBS NewsHour
Chicago News Cooperative
Tucson Citizen
American Independent News Network