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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
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Shan Wang    Sept. 23, 2016
“One of the things you’ve seen across the marketplace for the last five years is a lot of companies are chasing the same kind of traffic from the same social distribution mechanisms…It’s not a recipe for producing a distinctive media brand.”
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Joseph Lichterman    Sept. 22, 2016
Longtime media consultant Jim Friedlich discusses his vision for a sustainable metro newspaper.
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Shan Wang    Sept. 22, 2016
60dB, named for the volume at which a human speaks and founded by a former Planet Money reporter and two others with backgrounds at Netflix, is being teased as a “service for high-quality, short-form stories.”
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Joseph Lichterman    Sept. 21, 2016
With its algorithm, Ownpage shows readers stories based on their reading habits and what other similar users are reading.
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Ricardo Bilton    Sept. 20, 2016
“Publishers hate these companies but make too much money from them to stop working with them.”
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Nicholas Quah    Sept. 20, 2016
Plus new leadership at NPR One, CNN and Fox News expand podcast programming, and a new Bay Area tech company to keep and eye on.
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Ricardo Bilton    Sept. 19, 2016
With a focus on deep reporting, a print magazine, and an intense affinity for illustrations, nonprofit Nautilus has taken an expensive approach to launching a new science publication.
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Ken Doctor    Sept. 16, 2016
The podcast world is much broader than those who first heard about it through Serial would think. But what role can news and journalism play in the evolving medium? Part 5 of a five-part series on the business of on-demand audio.
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Ken Doctor    Sept. 15, 2016
Shows are moving well beyond a simple MP3 file and an RSS feed. But will new data, targeting, discoverability, and social tools push podcasting in the direction of commercial radio? Part 4 of a five-part series on the business of on-demand audio.
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Ken Doctor    Sept. 14, 2016
Getting revenue directly from listeners is not an immediate priority for most podcast companies. But when payment does arrive, will the money go mostly to producers, networks, or platforms? Part 3 of a five-part series on the business of on-demand audio.
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Ken Doctor    Sept. 13, 2016
Podcasts have benefited from the unique intimacy of its ads. Can that strength survive the rise of programmatic and dynamic ad insertion? Part 2 of a five-part series on the business of on-demand audio.
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Joseph Lichterman    Sept. 13, 2016
Like Billy Penn in Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh site will focus on attracting a younger audience through events and aggregation in addition to original reporting.
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Nicholas Quah    Sept. 13, 2016
Plus: The economics of an independent podcast, a so-so new set of podcast advertising guidelines, and the rise of the “ear computer.”
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Ken Doctor    Sept. 12, 2016
Through its early history, podcasting seemed separated from the waves of change happening in other sectors of digital media. But today, it’s increasingly facing the same questions. Part 1 of a five-part series on the business of on-demand audio.