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Archives: November 2011

The search giant announces new exemptions for nonprofits and map mashups “in the public interest.” Joshua Benton
Images can convene attention; they can also distribute it.
American applicants have until January 31, but non-U.S. journalists need to get their application in by December 1.
Library books
Journalist’s Resource attempts to bridge a gap between academia and journalism, making original research easy to find and easy to understand.
Tablets get used at the times of day that used to be the domain of the morning and afternoon newspaper. Joshua Benton
Plus: Journalists arrested at Occupy Wall Street, more fallout over Romenesko and attribution, Amazon’s Kindle Fire release, and the rest of the week’s future-of-news reads.
In September, Patch saw a 75-percent increase in traffic during Hurricane Irene. Last week, it was a 50-percent increase to some sites with heavy election coverage.
It may look like a money-losing proposition, but Amazon Prime builds loyalty and boosts consumption. What’s the lesson for news organizations to take from it?
The foundations see a future that fuses journalism and tool-building, storytelling and code. Nikki Usher and Seth C. Lewis
Screen shot of NPR's Infinite Player
It might be a perfect match for the Internet-connected car — and evidence the network is thinking more like a digital start-up.