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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Ken Doctor    Oct. 21, 2016
The next generations of Murdochs and Sulzbergers step up, two newspaper chains chart the consolidation of the industry, and a Trump-driven shift in straight news reporting.
Ricardo Bilton    Oct. 20, 2016
“Science influences our lives in countless ways every day, and as science journalists, if we don’t make that connection really clear, we’re not doing our jobs.”
Joseph Lichterman    Oct. 20, 2016
“We wanted to experiment with how we could use game play and video games within journalism.”
Shan Wang    Oct. 19, 2016
“We are trying to be very conscious that pulling a lever in one place has an impact elsewhere.”
Joseph Lichterman    Oct. 19, 2016
The Bay Area public media giant has launched a series of programs to try to introduce innovation at all commitment levels — from an eight-week bootcamp to lunchtime talks.
Shan Wang    Oct. 18, 2016
After nine years, Joel Kramer reflects on the state of the site he cofounded with his wife Laurie and looks forward to its next era under new leadership.
Nicholas Quah    Oct. 18, 2016
Plus: Gimlet ends Sampler, Science Friday expands, and a new resource makes it easier to discover podcasts by people of color.
Ricardo Bilton    Oct. 17, 2016
“At the end of the day, this is also a way for us to demonstrate to the outside world and our funders that we’re not just going to walk around and ask people for money all of the time.”
Shan Wang    Oct. 13, 2016
What Bob Dylan Tells Us About Journalism Innovation, In One Chart [VIDEO].
Ricardo Bilton    Oct. 13, 2016
“We’re not trying be entirely contrarian, but regularly running those pieces that give a different perspective than people are used to hearing is really important and a big part of what we’re trying to do overall.”
Ricardo Bilton    Oct. 12, 2016
“This is just a first step…This is at least a thought experiment saying that, if you really believe that [audio] sharing is broken, you can change it.”
Ricardo Bilton    Oct. 12, 2016
Berkeleyside, while a successful local news site, still doesn’t feel like it’s nailed the formula for sustainability. It’s latest effort: convincing its readers to invest — literally — in its future.