Twitter  In New Haven, a low-power FM experiment seeks conversation — and financial sustainability niemanlab.org/2015/08/in-new…  
Nieman Journalism Lab
Pushing to the future of journalism — A project of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard

Nieman Lab Wire

The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
lucy-gellman-paul-bass-new-haven-independent-credit
Dan Kennedy    Aug. 4, 2015
WNHH, debuting next week, aims to extend the community journalism of the New Haven Independent to the airwaves — and to reflect the city it’s in.
applenewtoncc
Justin Ellis    Aug. 4, 2015
The ideas include Melody Kramer’s Media Public project, which would reimagine routes to public media membership and community engagement.
aj-plus-al-jazeera
Justin Ellis    Aug. 3, 2015
“We think a lot about whether a video works with the sound off. Do we have to subtitle it to keep the audience retention high? Do we need to use big fonts?”
nyt-crazy-logo
Joshua Benton    Aug. 3, 2015
“Relevance is the Times’ big problem, not awareness. Plenty of people know about The New York Times. But most of them think we’re not for them.”
NASA-world-map-lights-cc
Shan Wang    July 31, 2015
The Post is looking to create a database of “supplements” — categorized pieces of text and graphics that help give context around complicated news topics — and add it as a contextual layer across lots of different Post stories.
slackhq-cc
Laura Hazard Owen    July 30, 2015
Here’s how Fusion, Vox, Quartz, Slate, the AP, The Times of London, and Thought Catalog are using Slack for workflow — and which features they wish the platform would add.
cybermancc
Justin Ellis    July 30, 2015
Developed by the Times R&D lab, the Editor tool scans text to suggest article tags in real time. But the automatic tagging system won’t be moving into the newsroom soon.
post-its user testing cc
Laura Hazard Owen    July 29, 2015
Here’s how ProPublica and The New York Times are pioneering user experience research within their organizations.
pressbutton-poppet-cc
Shan Wang    July 29, 2015
Paralyzed by having to choose what news story to turn your attention to next? Tap For News keeps “everything super, super simple” by eliminating that choice.
Contemporary-site
Joseph Lichterman    July 28, 2015
A new report from the Engaging News Project shows that users prefer modular, image-heavy homepage designs.
half-newspapers
Ken Doctor    July 28, 2015
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.
alex-blumberg-headshot-trimmed
Shan Wang    July 27, 2015
Alex Blumberg, CEO and co-founder of Gimlet Media: “People who like public radio like podcasts, but people outside of public radio also like podcasts. So let’s find those people.”