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Press Publish is a weekly conversation about journalism, technology, and the media business.

In the first episode of our new weekly Nieman Lab podcast, we look at how they built a central gathering point for news devs and how they’re trying to pull coders into journalism. Joshua Benton
The content strategist and UX designer says that mobile will be the fulcrum to push smart publishers to restructure their content for a multi-platform future.
The NYU professor and scholar talks about his intellectual influences, how he thinks the press did in 2012, and how much of an audience there’ll be for civic-minded journalism. Joshua Benton
Vox’s VP for product and technology talks about the importance of community, the value of long features, and the role of sponsored content.
The author of “Rebuilding the News: Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age” talks about what he saw in Philadelphia as the business came tumbling down. Joshua Benton
The newspaper business analyst talks about what revenue strategies are showing signs of life and whether the paywall model works for everyone. Joshua Benton
The head of Knight’s journalism initiatives talks about who it funds and how it tries to give its projects life beyond a grant’s expiration date. Joshua Benton
The Harvard Business School professor and David Skok discuss how news companies should respond to the Internet.
Sports, weather, and traffic now fill 40 percent of local television news — while crime, politics, and government coverage are all down. Joshua Benton
They face many of the same financial challenges as their daily peers — how many alt weeklies can navigate a path to sustainability? Joshua Benton
The executive director of emerging news products at the Bezos-era Post has been at the forefront of shaping news presentation on mobile devices.
A lot of what we know about how news consumption is changing comes from Pew’s research. Here’s a look at some — local news, millennials’ habits, political polarization, and more — of what they’re interested in going forward.
One of public radio’s leading internal critics answers the question: What would he do if he were running NPR?
BuzzFeed has figured out how to make content go viral. Can it figure out how to build community and reach younger audiences with podcasting?
Did blogging win, influencing the shape of all online media? Or is there room in 2015 for a reinvigoration of what the form — personality, connection, conversation, context — once promised?
Pretty worried, it turns out! At least according to the CEO of the trade organization formerly known as the Online Publishers Association.