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Plus: The struggle over control of the debates, Circa and the future of the news article, and the rest of this week’s media and tech news.
Crowdsourcing and computer intelligence help reverse-engineer campaign targeting.
A growing economy, affluent readership, and international business are just a few of the reasons the Times is opening up a Portuguese-language site in 2013. Justin Ellis
What’s the right way to respond when technology disrupts the position of an established business? The Harvard Business School professor has lessons for the news business from other industries.
Where the father once worked to make the Times a national brand, the son has much broader ambitions.
You’re going to need a strong network, a project with an end point, and some luck.
“The agencies are increasingly bored with looking at simple readership or circulation numbers. They want the kind of behavioral tracking data that they can get from people like Google.” Justin Ellis
What if, instead of turning journalists into experts, you focused on turning experts into journalists?
Media companies experiment with creating elections tools for social engagement.
Boston-area residents: It’s the Nieman Lab happy hour, Monday evening at The Field in Central Square. Joshua Benton