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Archives: August 2015

EncuentrosMortales.org, the counterpart to the English-language FatalEncounters.org, wants to provide a comprehensive national database of undocumented immigrants killed through interactions with law enforcement.
With $2.2 million in new funding from Knight, ProPublica will increase its Get Involved network, measure the success of news apps, and hold trainings for journalists.
“The results in this report reflect the noteworthy and rapid emergence of different kinds of communications tools serving different social needs. These new tools add to an already complex and varied terrain of online and mobile interaction.”
One of public radio’s leading internal critics answers the question: What would he do if he were running NPR?
Nick Quah’s terrific weekly email newsletter about the podcasting business has a new home here at Nieman Lab.
A Q&A with Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, cofounders of The Skimm: “I think we’ve been able to stand out and be in the top of people’s inbox, because people feel like The Skimm is a friend, and feel like that voice speaks to them.”
HuffPo is the latest American or British outlet to see Australia as a market for growth. Can it find a niche of its own?
About 1,300 readers are paying 27 cents a story. “It’s going to take time for people to recognize that they can enter into this agreement with us to read now and pay later and willingly refund.”