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Archives: October 2012

The Times-Picayune’s strategy of cutting back on print days might make sense in the long run. But its execution has opened up the door for competition and weakened its ability to generate more money from readers.
Developers from The Chicago Tribune, WNYC, and The Spokesman-Review will expand Census.IRE.org to include more data. Justin Ellis
OpenStreetMap gets its first major investment with a $575,000 Knight News Challenge grant.
Our startup correspondent, building Worldcrunch in Paris, says the balance and tension between different journalistic ideals is what creates value.
It’s a bold and potentially cross-platform experiment. But it’s unclear how it can (or why it should) compete with the Times’ better, native iPad app.
Moderators should more aggressively pursue honest responses, he says. Adrienne LaFrance
A Knight Foundation grant will allow the Globe and MIT’s Center for Civic Media to build tools for newsgathering and reader engagement. Justin Ellis