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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Caroline O'Donovan    Jan. 27, 2015
At the MIT Media Lab, teams of designers, developers and storytellers pulled stories from eight different data sets.
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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.
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Joshua Benton    Jan. 22, 2015
It’s a chance to spend a year at Harvard and change the shape of your career.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Justin Ellis    Jan. 20, 2015
A hackathon last weekend brainstormed new ideas for video — and tried to build early working versions of those ideas.
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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?