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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
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Tim Carmody    Oct. 31, 2014
The Apple CEO confirmed what some websites had reported years ago — the fragmented lens of online media giving new meaning to the idea of an “open secret.”
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Ken Doctor    Oct. 30, 2014
The numbers may look flat, but they contain a continuing set of ups and downs. Up next: executing on a year’s worth of launches.
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Katherine Reed    Oct. 30, 2014
It’ll take a new generation of academic leadership — willing to incur the wrath of faculty, the greater university, alumni, industry, and analysts — to break through the old ways we train journalists.
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Liam Andrew    Oct. 29, 2014
Old and new media types from journalism, documentary, and technology backgrounds gathered at MIT to share practices and discuss mutual concerns.
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Caroline O'Donovan    Oct. 28, 2014
The site, promised as a “satirical approach to American politics and culture,” was set to launch this month, but now it’s unclear when or if it’ll get off the ground.
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Ken Doctor    Oct. 28, 2014
The company behind Chicago’s No. 2 newspaper wants to go national on the cheap. Can it succeed where Patch and others have failed?
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Ken Doctor    Oct. 23, 2014
Running a sports league and running a news operation aren’t the same thing. But there are lessons to be learned from baseball’s success in navigating mobile.
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Justin Ellis    Oct. 23, 2014
Madison, a new tool that asks readers to help identify ads in the Times archives, is part of a new open source platform for crowdsourcing built by the company’s R&D Lab.
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Joseph Lichterman    Oct. 22, 2014
Its new site JSTOR Daily highlights interesting research and offers background and context on current events.
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Caroline O'Donovan    Oct. 22, 2014
New media and legacy media came together at the second weekend-long “hackathon” hosted by the Society for News Design.
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Justin Ellis    Oct. 21, 2014
A new study by the Pew Research Center examines how Americans’ news consumption habits correlate with where they fall on the political spectrum.
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Joseph Lichterman    Oct. 20, 2014
Journalists from rival outlets are pursuing the dream of “pluggable data,” partnering to build open-source tools to analyze California campaign finance and lobbying data.
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Justin Ellis    Oct. 20, 2014
Following the blueprint of Syria Deeply, the new Ebola-focused site hopes to deliver context and coherence in covering the spread and treatment of the virus.
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Joseph Lichterman    Oct. 20, 2014
The Times-Picayune was the most prominent example of a daily newspaper cutting print and home-delivery days. But as part of a big bet on football, it’s bringing Mondays back to subscribers — at least for the fall.
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Caroline O'Donovan    Oct. 17, 2014
Stacy-Marie Ishmael, coming from the FT, will join Noah Chestnut on the new, newsroom-integrated team.