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Runway Girl: Video: How Flightglobal covers big shows all over the world - http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs...
How FlightGlobal covers aviation industry shows. - martinstabe
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ActionAid UK: FTSE 100 tax haven tracker: the data - http://www.actionaid.org.uk/103038...
"When enquiries to individual companies failed to persuade them to disclose the information, we submitted complaints to Companies House, forcing companies to re-file their annual returns with the information included, and sparking Vince Cable to announce the launch of an investigation. ... Having compiled a full set of subsidiary listings, ActionAid was assisted by company information specialists www.duedil.com to process the data into a useable format. The annual returns, which in most cases were available only as scanned PDF files from Companies House, were converted to text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, after which extensive corrections were made." - martinstabe
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CountCulture: PlanningAlerts is dead, long-live PlanningAlerts - http://countculture.wordpress.com/2011...
Great news of the revival of one of the best local data projects: "[we] are now hard at work building PlanningAlerts into OpenlyLocal" - martinstabe
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New York Times: 2 Long Island Weeklies Wonder About Spike in Sales - http://www.nytimes.com/2011...
"[The Suffolk Times and The Riverhead News-Review], which originally printed a combined 8,620 copies for newsstand sales, had to print 5,500 more to keep up with the demand, which seemed to come almost entirely from two customers buying up every available copy at $1.50 each from 7-Eleven stores and bagel shops from Calverton to Shelter Island." - martinstabe
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The Washington Post: Ask The Post - An ongoing conversation between Post readers and The Post newsroom - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
"Engaging readers with our journalism". Nice idea for a newsroom blog; also on Twitter at #askthepost - martinstabe
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James Cridland: I made the wrong choice with Facebook - http://james.cridland.net/blog...
"The fact Facebook now posts whenever I read articles by The Guardian is spooky and weird: I don’t want people knowing that stuff, that’s too personal." - martinstabe
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AP Enterprise: UK tabloid paid spies for scoops - http://www.miamiherald.com/2011...
"Interviews with three more former journalists and published accounts suggest that [the News of the World] engaged in a pattern of payoffs aimed at rival newspaper employees. ... Although accusations that the paper hacked into phones and corrupted police officers to win scoops have been widely aired, the paper's efforts to subvert rival newspaper employees have seen less attention." - martinstabe
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Allentown Morning Call: Inside Amazon.com warehouse workers complain of brutal conditions - http://www.mcall.com/news...
"Heat prompted complaints about working conditions at Amazon to federal regulators who monitor workplace safety. The Morning Call obtained documents regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's inspection through the Freedom of Information Act." - martinstabe
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David Higgerson: Cage-fighting kids: A handy reminder of the value of YouTube for journalists - http://davidhiggerson.wordpress.com/2011...
"[As] we’re seeing with Twitter, the real value of [social media] sites emerges when the story stops being about the fact the platform is being used to share information and starts being just about the information again." - martinstabe
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Reuters: Business Insider, over-aggregation, and the mad grab for traffic - http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-s...
Ryan McCarthy: "The news that Business Insider raised approximately $7 million should be great news for those who follow the world of web media. Henry Blodget’s got a flat-out growth story on his hands: his staff of 60 now attracts 12 million visitors a month, according to their internal stats. ... But there’s reason to be concerned about what Blodget’s team has sacrificed along the way. ... " - martinstabe
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Nieman Journalism Lab: Can lessons from Thomson Reuters’ data business help transform its journalism? - http://www.niemanlab.org/2011...
"As data editor, [Reg] Chua wants Reuters to think bigger than simply using databases in reporting, or building expressive visualizations to partner with stories. What if the data itself, decoupled from the trappings of newswriting, were the story? ... Chua points to outlets like EveryBlock or PolitiFact, which present non-traditional forms of information as news. ... One big area of opportunity for news companies, Chua says, is in what he calls “data exhaust,” or the information that is a byproduct of other, larger data sets — which can lead to things like mapping the location-tracking data from your smartphone." - martinstabe
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10,000 Words: How ESPN and The New York Times Build A Second Screen For Readers - http://www.mediabistro.com/10000wo...
"According to Stiegman’s stats about Internet consumers, 85 million Americans consume both TV and the web simultaneously. This provides a huge opportunity for news organizations to serve fans in real time, alongside live events. ... For an organization like ESPN, “owning the second screen” means getting readers’ eyes online and on the web for the same events. For The New York Times, this means competing with coverage primarily dominated by TV networks to provide additional engagement and information." - martinstabe
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The Washington Post: Amazon story lands big for small paper - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...,
Erik Wemple: "There’s a good lesson for newspapers in [Pennsylvania newspaper the Morning Call's] detailed and compelling investigation [into conditions at Amazon.com’s Lehigh Valley warehouse facilities]: If there’s a name brand employing lots of people in your coverage area — Amazon certainly qualifies — take a look at how it treats its employees." - martinstabe
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Marco.org: A Business Insider retrospective - http://www.marco.org/2011...
Marco Arment: "Why wouldn’t I want to be associated with Business Insider? It has nearly everything that offends me as a web reader and writer: linkbait headlines, more ads than content, more sharing buttons than original words, top-list “slideshows” that make readers click for every item and defraud advertisers into thinking that their pageviews are legitimate, Tynt messing with copy and paste, Vibrant Media’s double-green-underline ads, generic images slapped next to each post (often poorly Photoshopped®), and tabloid coverage of every rumor and inflammatory non-event so they can fight all of the other tabloids for Google’s pennies." - martinstabe
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Reuters: FT Web-based app more popular than app sold in Apple store - http://www.reuters.com/article...
"More than 700,000 people use the Financial Times' Web-based mobile application to access news and other content, making it more popular than the version sold in Apple's App Store. ... FT.com Managing Director Rob Grimshaw told Reuters that the new Web-based app was drawing more traffic than the version that was sold through the App Store." - martinstabe
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Comment is free: At their best, newspapers became beautiful objects. I shall miss them - http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment...
Ian Jack: "[Printed newspapers] will be badges, evidence of their readers' cultural or political tastes, with an artisanal-cheese kind of price that turns them from a habit into a hobby." - martinstabe
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Data Driven Journalism: The importance of numeracy for data journalists - http://datadrivenjournalism.net/news_an...
Nicolas Kayser-Bril: "We need to convince journalism schools to teach math in a purpose-oriented fashion. As Gigerenzer said in a 2010 conference, students are taught trigonometry but how to understand risks properly is overlooked. Decision-makers in J-schools and media companies need to realize that data in itself without better numeracy skills will not lead to better journalism. To tell true facts to their audience and to build trust, journalists need to gain the skills to understand and interpret data." - martinstabe
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Guardian: The first Guardian data journalism: May 5, 1821 - http://www.guardian.co.uk/news...
"Data journalism is not new: the very first Guardian - or Manchester Guardian as it then was - in May 1821 contained a table of data. For the first time, we've extracted that table so you can see it for yourselves. ... The data would seem uncontroversial today: a list of schools in Manchester and Salford, with how many pupils attended each one and average annual spending. It told us, for the first time, how many pupils received free education - and how many poor children there were in the city. In today's world of Ofsted reports and education department school rankings, this list would not seem unusual. In 1821, it caused a sensation. Leaked to the Guardian by a credible source only identified as 'NH'" - martinstabe
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Nieman Journalism Lab: The newsonomics of WSJ Live - http://www.niemanlab.org/2011...
"WSJ Live is a tablet product — or more precisely a “lean-back” product, available not only on your iPad or your Galaxy Tab but aiming to get in early on 'connected TV' platforms. If you want WSJ news video, you can access it on WSJ.com and on your smartphone." - martinstabe
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Guardian: Guardian Facebook app: FAQ - http://www.guardian.co.uk/info...
"The Guardian Facebook app is a way of reading and sharing Guardian content from within Facebook. If you choose to use the app, then when you follow links to the Guardian's website, you will be shown the content on a Facebook page. This enables you to see what your friends are also reading from the Guardian, and what is proving popular from the site amongst Facebook users. You will also be able to comment and discuss articles within Facebook." - martinstabe
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Independent: Recently Read on The Independent - http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
"Recently Read is a new social reading experience on The Independent that is part of a new class of apps that help people express who they are on Facebook. The experience is based on you and your friends’ activity on Independent.co.uk. After opting in, the articles you read on Independent.co.uk will be added to your profile on Facebook, and on both the Independent site and on Facebook you and your friends will be able to discover recently read Independent articles." - martinstabe
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Wired.com: Epicenter: A First Look at Social Reader, WaPo’s New Facebook App - http://www.wired.com/epicent...)
"Facebook and the Washington Post Company introduced a new social news reading application at Facebook’s f8 developer conference on Thursday, aiming to change the way users interact with online news content. ... Dubbed Washington Post Social Reader, the app allows users to read and share news articles from partner media outlets within the Facebook ecosystem itself. That means that when using the app, you won’t have to follow shared links out to other web sites to access content; all of it can be read on Facebook." - martinstabe
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New York Times: Small-Town Gossip Moves to the Web, Anonymous and Vicious - http://www.nytimes.com/2011...
"Topix, a site lightly trafficked in cities, enjoys a dedicated and growing following across the Ozarks, Appalachia and much of the rural South, establishing an unexpected niche in communities of a few hundred or few thousand people — particularly in what Chris Tolles, Topix’s chief executive, calls “the feud states.” One of the most heavily trafficked forums, he noted, is Pikeville, Ky., once the staging ground for the Hatfield and McCoy rivalry. “We’re running the Gawker for every little town in America,” Mr. Tolles said." - martinstabe
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Mashable: Why Burberry Is Now as Much a Media Company as a Fashion Company - http://mashable.com/2011...
"Burberry staged a 'Tweetwalk' earlier this week during which the London-based fashion house premiered every look on Twitter moments before the models hit the runway. ... Part of the initiative’s success was driven by a series of “Twitter Takeovers” on Burberry’s regional accounts, a spokesperson for the company tells us. Among the participants were Işın Görmüş, editor in chief of Elle Turkey, who tweeted on behalf of @Burberry_Turkey; Daria Shapovalova of Vogue Russia for @Burberry_Russia; and Julia Juyeon Kang, editor in chief of Elle Korea who tweeted for @Burberry_Korea." - martinstabe
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10,000 Words: BBC Redesign Attempts To Make Website More “Swipable” - http://www.mediabistro.com/10000wo...
"the BBC launched a beta site redesign today that accounts for “swipability,” the finger gesture most popular for navigation on smart phones and tablets." - martinstabe
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paidContent: NYTimes.com Paywall: 12 Percent Of Subs Are International - http://paidcontent.org/article...
"[CEO Janet Robinson] did offer some additional color on the number paywall subs. In particular, about 88 percent are domestic and 12 percent are international. There are also 57,000 subs collectively on Amazon’s Kindle or and Barnes & Noble’s Nook, while the carmaker Lincoln’s sponsorship program that offers free total digital acccess to the NYTimes.com’s most engaged users was 100,000. About 758,000 are home delivery subs that have linked digital accounts." - martinstabe
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Guardian Government Computing: Scottish Boundary Commission to publish shapefiles of constituency boundaries - http://www.guardian.co.uk/governm...
"The Boundary Commission for Scotland (BCS) has said it will publish shapefiles of its initial proposals for constituencies after the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) was criticised for not doing so." - martinstabe
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Forbes: WSJ Social, For a World Where Facebook Is the New Internet - http://www.forbes.com/sites...
"WSJ Social, it filters Journal content through the so-called social graph to yield a news product that lives entirely within the walls of Facebook. It launches Tuesday. Here’s what it looks like." - martinstabe
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ESPN: Baseball in Europe is about to take off - http://espn.go.com/mlb...
"With all the talk of emerging markets like China, India and Brazil as successors to Latin America and the Pacific Rim as Major League Baseball's next breeding ground, Europe is overlooked. However, the Regensburg academy, while a pioneer, isn't unique. The professionalization of elite youth baseball is happening all over the continent." - martinstabe
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New York Times: Facebook Is Expected to Unveil Media-Sharing Service - http://www.nytimes.com/2011...
"This week, according to numerous media and technology executives, Facebook will unveil a media platform that will allow people to easily share their favorite music, television shows and movies, effectively making the basic profile page a primary entertainment hub. ... Facebook has made agreements with a number of media companies to develop a way for a user’s profile page to display whatever entertainment he is consuming on those outside services." - martinstabe
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