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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    March 30, 2015
For stories like the Germanwings plane crash, The New York Times and many other publishers flip a switch to remove ads to avoid unwanted connections.
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Ken Doctor    March 26, 2015
The ubiquity game has different rules for digital startups than for legacy businesses. But for both, figuring out the right relationship with Facebook is key to their audience strategies.
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Jeff Israely    March 26, 2015
Our startup correspondent, building Worldcrunch in Paris, on the thinking behind its operation’s pivot: “The smart brands know they’ll lose your attention if they use this new publishing power simply to push their merchandise.”
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Simon Owens    March 25, 2015
World Politics Review has grown from one man’s side project to a small news operation supported by a niche paywall.
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Justin Ellis    March 24, 2015
“There’s an expectation now that it doesn’t have to be painful to publish stuff online.”
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Joshua Benton    March 24, 2015
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
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Justin Ellis    March 23, 2015
“We want to use technology as a way to define pop culture, in the way Rolling Stone used music and Wired used the early Internet.”
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Joshua Benton    March 23, 2015
News of the death of the Nigerian author was mourned across social media — despite the fact he died two years ago.
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Ken Doctor    March 19, 2015
It’s one of a number of media companies that are beginning to view Africa as a market, not just a subject of occasional coverage.
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Joseph Lichterman    March 18, 2015
“We could’ve cut our way out of existence in a very orderly way over the next 10 years. But strategically, we saw the need to invest in digital.”
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Joseph Lichterman    March 17, 2015
The viral masters aren’t just interested in pushing its U.S. model overseas: “The idea is that we want international offices to start being not just satellite offices, but being centers of gravity themselves.”
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Joseph Lichterman    March 16, 2015
The new report from the Media Insight Project looks at millennials’ habits and attitudes toward news consumption: “I really wouldn’t pay for any type of news because as a citizen it’s my right to know the news.”
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Ken Doctor    March 13, 2015
Newspapers have hiked prices to squeeze more revenue out of a smaller customer base. But it looks like that trick is already losing its power.
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Joseph Lichterman    March 12, 2015
“We want to create and craft an environment where we’re not getting into a discussion about cost per thousands. It’s the cost of a quality audience.”
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Celeste LeCompte    March 11, 2015
Gigaom’s sudden collapse this week seemingly caught its journalists by surprise. Keeping them informed of the financial state of affairs — how money gets made and spent — can lead to better decisions on all sides.