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Here’s how ProPublica and The New York Times are pioneering user experience research within their organizations.
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Its core ideas have always been compelling, but Circa has been unable to find an audience large enough to attract new investment.
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The new product from The New York Times is the most interesting app produced by a traditional American news outlet in years. But can it differentiate itself from the Times’ main app — and find a paying audience?
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Our startup correspondent, building Worldcrunch in Paris, says overly ambitious designs can cause a problem: “You start to produce the content to serve the container.”
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Connected China is an experiment in breaking out of the incremental story — trying to create a summative, regularly updated visualization of who leads China.
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The content strategist and UX designer says that mobile will be the fulcrum to push smart publishers to restructure their content for a multi-platform future.
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Plus: Niall Ferguson and the fact-checking debate, The New York Times’ new CEO, and the rest of the week’s big media and tech news.
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The annual New Zealand conference brings some of the web’s luminaries together to talk about web publishing and technology. Here are some of the highlights. Joshua Benton
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New Pew data: More Americans are getting news on Facebook and Twitter
A new study from the Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation finds that more Americans of all ages, races, genders, education levels, and incomes are using Twitter and Facebook to consume news.
701Newsonomics: The halving of America’s daily newsrooms
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
551“Modern” homepage design increases pageviews and reader comprehension, study finds
A new report from the Engaging News Project shows that users prefer modular, image-heavy homepage designs.
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