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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Joshua Benton    Nov. 24, 2015
We’re having our first event in New York City with industry leaders: Wednesday, December 2 at 6 p.m.
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Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 24, 2015
“We’re doing it now with more resources and we have a lot of patience for that job.”
Nicholas Quah    Nov. 24, 2015
The UX innovation we need. Plus: public radio executive pay, a boom in custom branded podcasts, and the aging of NPR’s audience.
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Shan Wang    Nov. 24, 2015
One avenue: Only Human partnered with a hearing-test iPhone app and encourages listeners to share their data with the show.
Joseph Lichterman    Nov. 23, 2015
The website is now registered to Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest TV station groups in the United States.
Shan Wang    Nov. 23, 2015
“I’m thinking less about the standard linear TV viewer, and more about how it’s going to play on multiple platforms, how it’s going to play on social.”
Shan Wang    Nov. 20, 2015
The show’s host, Tilo Jung, says he is spurred on by what he feels is a German mainstream media that only goes through the motions when covering politics and government.
Shan Wang    Nov. 19, 2015
“I wanted to be able to package various stories in various ways that let them feel and look different from all the regular coverage you might see.”
Ken Doctor    Nov. 19, 2015
The Boston Globe is doing just that, and it seems to be working. It might be the foundation of a sustainable revenue model for local newspapers.
Joseph Lichterman    Nov. 19, 2015
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
Joshua Benton    Nov. 18, 2015
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 17, 2015
It’s the first time the Times has given its readers the option of following such a large-scale story via email.
Pictures of victims are placed behind candles  outside the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Thousands of French troops deployed around Paris on Sunday and tourist sites stood shuttered in one of the most visited cities on Earth while investigators questioned the relatives of a suspected suicide bomber involved in the country's deadliest violence since World War II.(AP Photo/Christoph Ena)
Joseph Lichterman    Nov. 17, 2015
“While that doesn’t truly explore all of the contours of these people’s lives, it’s amazing how powerful 140 characters can be.”
Madeline Welsh    Nov. 17, 2015
“In six months, I’d love to have done a couple of experiments, learn from them, and hopefully have had as many failures as successes.”
Nicholas Quah    Nov. 17, 2015
Plus, The Dissolve gets a new life in audio, WBEZ’s live events, and Bill Simmons’ podcast network.