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The Poynter Institute | EyeTrack07

We used eyetracking equipment to give us a precise account of how 582 people in four U.S. cities viewed their hometown newspapers and Web sites. Four organizations partnered with us, enabling participants to view two broadsheets the St. Petersburg Times … Continue reading

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Watch the Growth of Walmart and Sam’s Club Across America | FlowingData

Walmart (blue) started slow in 1962 and then spread like wildfire in the southeast, starting in 1970, and then made its way towards the west coast. Sam’s Club starts to sprout up in the 1980s with bursts up to present. … Continue reading

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The Twisted Psychology of Bloggers vs. Journalists: My Talk at South By Southwest » Pressthink

Six years ago I wrote an essay called Bloggers vs. Journalists is Over. It was my most well read piece at the time. And it made the points you would expect: This distinction is eroding. This war is absurd. Get … Continue reading

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Why Curation Is Important to the Future of Journalism

Andy Carvin, senior strategist for NPR who runs their social media desk, finds meaning in the word “media.” “It means being in the middle — in this case, between sources and the public. So curating … really isn’t that different … Continue reading

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Washington Post Explores the Future of Journalism Via Tumblr

Thursday, the Washington Post launched @innovations, a Tumblr blog meant to showcase the news organization’s digital features and discuss the changing media landscape. via Washington Post Explores the Future of Journalism Via Tumblr.

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The NYT adds recommendation features to its article pages » Nieman Journalism Lab

[T]he Recommendations feature is launching in fully public form: … the Times, more interestingly, has added a “Recommended for You” tab next to the “Most Emailed” tab on article pages’ Most Popular module. If you’re logged into NYTimes.com, you’ll see … Continue reading

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Five Cool New-to-me Tools I’m Using – DNAinfo.com

[T]oday, I thought I’d write about the little guys: new-to-me tools and services worth checking out. Each is small, simple and offers a glimpse into new technology ideas. RAPPORTIVE …SHOUTKEY…HY.LY…ANIMOTO…Web2PDFconvert…BreakupNotifier.com via Five Cool New-to-me Tools I’m Using – DNAinfo.com.

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A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change | Holovaty.com

An interesting perspective on news as “data” from a data journalism pioneer in his early days of thinking through this problems: “So much of what local journalists collect day-to-day is structured information: the type of information that can be sliced-and-diced, … Continue reading

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Social Media Producer at BBC Worldwide in Greater New York City Area | LinkedIn

Social Media Producer at BBC Worldwide in Greater New York City Area | LinkedIn.

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Is Hyper-Local News Doomed, or Did TBD Just Get Sandbagged?: Tech News and Analysis «

“As a journalism startup run by a widely-admired former Washington Post online veteran, TBD.com had a lot of high hopes riding on it. Among other things, it looked like the site could help to pave the way for other smart, … Continue reading

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