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LAS VEGAS, NV - December 15, 2015:  Donald Trump pictured in the Spin Room at the CNN GOP Debate at The Venetain Resort in Las vegas, NV on December 15, 2015. Credit: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch/IPX
The news was mostly bad for publishers and news organizations last year.
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We sift through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here are 10 of the most interesting studies about social and digital media published in 2015.
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“I’m thinking less about the standard linear TV viewer, and more about how it’s going to play on multiple platforms, how it’s going to play on social.”
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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.”
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The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
Pictures of victims are placed behind candles  outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Thousands of French troops deployed around Paris on Sunday and tourist sites stood shuttered in one of the most visited cities on Earth while investigators questioned the relatives of a suspected suicide bomber involved in the country's deadliest violence since World War II.(AP Photo/Christoph Ena)
“While that doesn’t truly explore all of the contours of these people’s lives, it’s amazing how powerful 140 characters can be.”
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For McClatchy’s new head of news strategies, analytics and social traffic bolster good journalism
“It’s a beautiful thing when the powerful, public service, noble interests of journalism actually align with your business model.”
0The Information is offering members a perk: an exclusive trip to “meet the right people” in China
The $399-a-year site covering the tech industry expects subscribers to pay their own way, but promises access to “people only the most well-known execs typically meet.”
0From Nieman Reports: How news outlets are harnessing the power of video games for journalism
As digital technology allows more and more of our lives as consumers to be framed as play, scoring points or competing with others, companies of all kinds have been incorporating games into their strategies.
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