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Tumblr is a microblogging platform created in 2007 by David Karp and Marco Arment and owned by Yahoo. Tumblr is often referred to as a “microblogging” service because its features are designed for simplicity. Though the blogs offer users background themes and other design options, Tumblr is not as customizable as platforms like WordPress or…

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Justin Ellis    April 23, 2014
“It feels like it’s a really nourishing and optimistic time to have conversations with publishers and to rethink how media should look online.”
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Justin Ellis    September 11, 2013
The multimedia storytelling company is experimenting with a new file format to make the animated images easier to use on mobile devices.
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Linda Kinstler    June 18, 2013
The Times’ effort to give readers a free taste of its opinion pieces wasn’t generating enough of an impact on paid subscriptions to be worthwhile.
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Mark Coddington    May 24, 2013
Plus: Snow Fall revisited, and the rest of the week’s media and tech reads.
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Justin Ellis    May 1, 2013
Article pages now have added depth and context, providing more opportunities for readers coming from social media to discover more content.
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Mark Coddington    April 12, 2013
Plus: BuzzFeed’s native advertising model, protecting anonymous sources at Fox News, and the rest of the week’s news about the future of news.
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Justin Ellis    April 2, 2013
“People have grown a little skeptical of companies that don’t seem to have a business model and you wonder when they’re going to do something.”
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Justin Ellis    February 25, 2013
The agency, home to more than 500 terabytes of electronic files alone, faces some of the same problems that data journalists do.
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Justin Ellis    November 13, 2012
“This isn’t about competition for us at Tumblr — we just want to tell good stories and get them out to as many people as possible.”
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Adrienne LaFrance    November 1, 2012
“If news organizations are about keeping you up to date, Upworthy is more about reminding you what matters.”
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Joshua Benton    August 15, 2012
The new startup from the creators of Blogger and Twitter says it’s “rethinking publishing and building a new platform from scratch.” It’s also raising some fundamental questions about how content on the web is structured.
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Ann Friedman    June 29, 2012
The former editor of GOOD magazine shares her advice for young writers and editors on how to navigate the early years.
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Andrew Phelps    April 10, 2012
Melody Joy Kramer is the sole web producer at NPR’s Fresh Air. The show’s growth on the web and social media is eclipsing others on public radio.
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The first round of the new challenge is open and the (short) applications call for creativity and conciseness.
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The new effort tries to package raw social data in ways that even an exec could get into.