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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Katie Zhu    Dec. 18, 2014
“Not quite the cassette tape you made your high school crush, but similar in sentiment.”
Alfred Hermida    Dec. 18, 2014
“The notifications from news apps that make it onto that lock screen are in prime position to capture attention. The lock screen is the new bundle.”
Sue Schardt    Dec. 18, 2014
“The best attitude for navigating the next year is one of receptivity — understanding that so many things are opening and expanding in ways we can’t perceive.”
David Sleight    Dec. 18, 2014
“At some point, the printing press, radio, and television were all ‘technology’ too. Now they’re Journalism 101. Yesterday’s ‘technology’ is an integral part of today’s daily routine.”
Justin Ellis    Dec. 18, 2014
In October the Austin-based news nonprofit ended a collaboration with The New York Times. Now the Tribune and the Post will share stories and co-sponsor events.
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Ken Doctor    Dec. 18, 2014
As the year ends, take a moment to look past business models and apps and think about how you can help the challenged cause of press freedom worldwide.
Ryan Gantz    Dec. 18, 2014
“By coupling a format that encourages intimacy with a network design that encourages out-of-context amplification, Twitter has evolved into something fundamentally volatile.”
Jer Thorp    Dec. 18, 2014
“Do You Know Your Data?”
Juliette De Maeyer    Dec. 18, 2014
“How can reality be known? Through the drug-hazed account of Dr. Gonzo, or with a good old factual, inverted-pyramid report?”
Maria Bustillos    Dec. 18, 2014
“Facebook now consists of a stream of advertisements interspersed with your friends’ wedding and baby photos. Why should this organization have any effect whatsoever on news, politics, or any other serious area of our culture?”
Pablo Boczkowski    Dec. 18, 2014
“News organizations used to get by with minimal research expenditures because, for most of the second half of the 20th century, they had major profits and operated in fairly stable markets.”
Zizi Papacharissi    Dec. 18, 2014
“It’s a mistake to characterize gonzo as emotional and thus erratic: On the contrary, the approach is about emotion applied carefully — curated emotion, emotion and reason working together, objectivity and subjectivity as parallel processes and not polar opposites.”
Zeynep Tufekci    Dec. 18, 2014
“Algorithmic judgment is the uncanny valley of computing.” headshotsMira Lowe
Mira Lowe    Dec. 18, 2014
“What news can we deliver in a glimpse?”
Matt Thompson    Dec. 17, 2014
“What if some of our beats were reimagined as seasons, with a bit more structure and focus, and a bit less permanence?”
Katie Park    Dec. 17, 2014
“The longer we wait, the more stories we miss, the more information we endanger, and the harder it is for us to adopt secure practices.”
Raney Aronson-Rath    Dec. 17, 2014
“Will virtual reality deliver a journalism experience and immerse our audience in the story in a way we couldn’t before? Or will it feel too intrusive?”
Amanda Hale    Dec. 17, 2014
“When it comes to native, publishers once again own the printing press.”
Katherine Bell    Dec. 17, 2014
“Understanding how the organization plans to sustain itself and grow isn’t a violation of Church and State.”
C.W. Anderson    Dec. 17, 2014
“‘Liberal arts journalism is not dead, or even dying. It might actually be more robust than ever.”