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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
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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.
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Justin Ellis    Oct. 16, 2014
The station is putting together a team for BizLab, a project that will work outside of day-to-day operations to transform the public radio revenue strategy for digital.
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Ken Doctor    Oct. 15, 2014
The troubled paper has a new (interim) publisher, whose experience is in the casino business. Is there a bigger plan at work, or is Aaron Kushner just lurching from idea to idea?
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Justin Ellis    Oct. 14, 2014
The company’s newsletter, Vox Sentences, enters an increasingly crowded inbox. Can concise writing and smart aggregation on the day’s news help expand their audience?
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Caroline O'Donovan    Oct. 14, 2014
Across the state, 400,000 demographically appealing readers have been selected to receive a magazine trying to find a new model for sustainable, high-quality regional journalism.