The Nieman Journalism Lab project

Nieman Journalism Lab

The Nieman Journalism Lab (NJL) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents about digital news and journalism innovation.

Everything there is online about NJL is linked directly or indirectly to this document, including an executive summary of the project, Mailing lists , Translations , Fuego , Really Simple Syndication .

There are a gazillion new impeachment podcasts. Smart strategy or a blind stab at relevance?
Plus: The New York Times thinks you're a nobody, Spotify wants you to Discover Podcasts Weekly, and a U.K. election sparks a mini-boom.
Newsonomics: As McClatchy teeters, a new set of money men enters the news industry spotlight
The nation's second-largest newspaper company had paid off most of its old debt and still generates positive cashflow. But it might head to bankruptcy anyway so investors can get paid.
Paywalls can be a big lift for smaller publishers. Here’s how the Shawnee Mission Post is thriving two years in
"Things that were on the fires-and-car-accident side of things would get a lot of pageviews, but didn’t seem to have lasting impact on the way that people live their lives around here."
Americans are more willing to pay for local news when they know local newspapers are in trouble, a new study says
"This gap suggests a market failure — many recognize the benefit of the product to the public but are unwilling to pay for it."
The Marshall Project, an early model for single-subject nonprofit news sites, turns five today (and got a shoutout on Jeopardy last night)
"As a former journalist, I was mindful of the power of honest storytelling. As an idealist, I felt that if only Americans knew the truth, changes would soon follow."
News portals like Yahoo still bring Democrats and Republicans together for political news, but they’re fading fast
Plus: Hello "lifestyle misinformation," hundreds of dead newspapers "revived" online to support Indian interests, and all of the fact-checking discussion you could possibly want.
Doing more with less: Seven practical tips for local newsrooms to strrrrretch their resources
Content doesn't need to be perfect to be valuable; share resources within a city, not just a company; and other ideas.
Wondering how The Salt Lake Tribune got 501(c)(3) status? Here’s their entire application to the IRS — and the IRS’s response
Attention, local newspaper owners: This is now a proven, IRS-approved path to convert your money-losing daily into a community nonprofit. Give it some thought.
Newsonomics: With its merger approved, the new Gannett readies the cost-cutting knife
What was once expected to be $200 million in annual cost savings has now grown to $400 million or more. But how much blood is left to be drawn from this stone?
Facebook’s intentions may not be pure, but its money is real: How publishers made the most of its membership accelerator
"For some [publishers], this program will be a way to get a check. Some of them are going to pick up some ideas and tips and that’s the end of it. For some of them, it’s truly transformational in how they operate."

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Happy 30th birthday to the World Wide Web, which was first described in a document (“Information Management: A Proposal”) by Tim Berners-Lee on March 12, 1989.

This is what the very first web page looked like; this is what our homepage homage looked like on March 12, 2019.

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