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Yahoo exec says readers click on local stories more than non-local by “orders of magnitude” »

MediaNews Group’s customized-printing experiment begins in 25 Denver homes and a Marriott hotel next week »

Technical but crucial: how to ensure that Google indexes your subscriber-only content »

While news execs contemplate paid content in Chicago today, GigaOM has gone ahead and done it: $79/yr for extra analysis »

Analyzing shared vocab to graph relationships on Twitter (Confirms no one is quite like @THE_REAL_SHAQ»

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Here’s Chalkbeat’s vision for local education news by 2025
The network’s pitch to local funders: “By the time the school reforms reached their zenith, there was not a single local education reporter dedicated to covering them.”
The New York Times shutters NYT en Español after three years: “It did not prove financially successful”
NYT en Español’s founding editorial director called the decision “extremely short-sighted,” and many others who’d worked on the product or read and followed it expressed their disappointment.
Nonprofit news outlets aren’t relying as heavily on foundations — but journalism philanthropy continues to grow
“Nonprofit news organizations have much in common even if their scope or mission differs. Their journalistic missions are shaped largely by the gaps they are trying to fill — investigative at the state, national and global level; more general news at the local level.”