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June 14, 2010, 2 p.m.

New issue of Nieman Reports: The digital landscape

Our friends at sister publication Nieman Reports have come out with their summer issue, and it’s a doozy: 36 pieces about journalism’s new digital landscape, from the state of brain science to iPad hackers to how young people interact with media. I haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing yet, but here’s a sampling of some of what you’ll find:

Nick Carr on the threat skimming poses to news producers and consumers;

Doug Rushkoff on the Internet’s bias “to the amateur and to the immediate”;

James Paul Gee on what video games teach us about audience engagement;

Brant Houston on building online tools for investigative reporting; and

Esther Wojcicki on teenagers’ opinions about tablet devices like the iPad.

There’s tons more, from names you’ll recognize (our own Ken Doctor, Nora Paul, John Brockman, Michele McLellan, Juan Antonio Giner) and some you might not. Go check out the full table of contents and dive in.

Joshua Benton is the senior writer and former director of Nieman Lab. You can reach him via email ( or Twitter DM (@jbenton).
POSTED     June 14, 2010, 2 p.m.
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