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Jan. 21, 2009, 10 a.m.

Meet the new guys

Today I have the distinct pleasure of announcing the addition of three new voices to the Nieman Journalism Lab team. I’ve asked three bloggers whose work I really respect to join our cause to help figure out where journalism is headed. Starting today, you’ll be seeing their posts here a few times a week, alongside the work of us old-timers (Zach, Ted, and me).

In alphabetical order (and from left to right in the image above), they are:

Mathew Ingram, communities editor at The Globe and Mail, Canada’s finest newspaper, who has been opining on journalism’s future at his personal blog;

Martin Langeveld, a former publisher of small New England newspapers who has gained a following at his blog, News After Newspapers; and

Tim Windsor, former VP of the Baltimore Sun’s online operations, who’s been blogging at Zero Percent Idle.

All three have introduced themselves in posts below; please make them feel welcome. And we’ll have new projects and initiatives to announce in the coming weeks and months, as we do our best to figure out how to keep the journalism we all love alive in these difficult times.

(An aside: After posting that image, it’s clear we’ve got a lot of, well, guys writing for us. Guys without tans, at that. We’re always interested in having more and different people contribute to the Lab — particularly those interested in doing original reporting on the kinds of issues we think about, like new business models for news. In some cases, we can even pay you for said reporting. If you’re interested in contributing, drop me a line at

Joshua Benton is the senior writer and former director of Nieman Lab. You can reach him via email ( or Twitter DM (@jbenton).
POSTED     Jan. 21, 2009, 10 a.m.
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