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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Justin Ellis    Jan. 30, 2015
The home of the Wayback Machine and other efforts to preserve the Internet is among 22 projects based around libraries receiving $3 million in funding through the Knight News Challenge.
Joseph Lichterman    Jan. 29, 2015
Since its launch in 2011, The Guardian has consistently made changes to its in-house analytics tool, Ophan.
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Caroline O'Donovan    Jan. 29, 2015
Bloomberg digital editor Joshua Topolsky on uncomfortable news design, new ad units, and why they killed the comments.
Ken Doctor    Jan. 29, 2015
Having a built a business model around targeting influentials, Politico is testing how many ways it can replicate it. Why aren’t other news companies learning its lessons?
Joshua Benton    Jan. 28, 2015
By putting mobile-native news adjacent to messages from friends, Snapchat could be helping create part of the low-friction news experience many want and need.
Joseph Lichterman    Jan. 28, 2015
The British broadcaster released a new report looking at the future of news as it looks toward its royal charter renewal in 2017.
Caroline O'Donovan    Jan. 27, 2015
At the MIT Media Lab, teams of designers, developers and storytellers pulled stories from eight different data sets.
Joshua Benton    Jan. 27, 2015
Many of our readers on the East Coast are cooped up in their homes. To rescue them from boredom, here are a few recent Nieman Lab stories you may have missed.
Joshua Benton    Jan. 22, 2015
It’s a chance to spend a year at Harvard and change the shape of your career.
Ken Doctor    Jan. 22, 2015
Forget keeping up with the economy — what would it take for the newspaper business just to keep up with inflation? Even the “growth” areas are slowing down.
Michael Roston    Jan. 22, 2015
The team that runs the Times’ Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn’t — from running @NYTimes in 2014.
Caroline O'Donovan    Jan. 21, 2015
Tweaks to the News Feed algorithm that push back against satire and hoaxes suggest that Facebook wants better content — but is pushing responsibility on its users.
Justin Ellis    Jan. 21, 2015
“The specific goal I told them was to alienate the local readership”: The new startup from former Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio is taking an irreverent and investigative approach to local news.
Eric Athas    Jan. 20, 2015
How can public radio make audio that breaks big on social media? A NPR experiment identified what makes a piece of audio go viral.
Justin Ellis    Jan. 20, 2015
A hackathon last weekend brainstormed new ideas for video — and tried to build early working versions of those ideas.
Caroline O'Donovan    Jan. 16, 2015
What would you tell someone who’s never worked in a newsroom what it’s like to work in journalism?