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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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Ken Doctor    
Three products — Circa, NRCQ, and News Republic — are trying to tackle a big question: How do we optimize news for reading on mobile devices? Despite the common goal, they’re taking different approaches.
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Justin Ellis    
“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    
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    
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    
Plus: Snow Fall revisited, and the rest of the week’s media and tech reads.
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Justin Ellis    
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    
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    
“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    
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    
“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    
“If news organizations are about keeping you up to date, Upworthy is more about reminding you what matters.”
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Joshua Benton    
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    
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    
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.