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Nieman Journalism Lab: NPR’s Infinite Player: It’s like a public radio station that only plays the kinds of pieces you like, forever - http://www.niemanlab.org/2011...
"This week, NPR unveiled Infinite Player, a web app that mimics the simplicity of radio, but with a personalized twist. Press play to hear the latest NPR newscast, followed by a never-ending playlist of random feature stories. It doesn’t stop till you turn it off ... Michael Yoch, NPR’s director of product development ... said he took a cue from personalization products like Zite, Flipboard, and YouTube’s LeanBack..." - martinstabe
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NYTimes.com: Romenesko Taken to Woodshed for, um, Not Much. And Then Resigns. - http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...
David Carr: "Out in the civilian world, [Romenesko's] departure is, um, less than seismic. But to those of us who read and followed him, it seemed like an ill-advised way to end a run that was remarkable in all aspects: He was a proto-blogger, helping to define the form; an arbiter and observer of the great unwinding of journalism; and an eerily fair aggregator of other people’s work." - martinstabe
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Felix: Here’s why I’m so angry at Julie Moos’s unjustifiable attack on Jim Romenesko - http://felixsalmon.tumblr.com/post...
Felix Salmon: "Jim Romenesko is a KING of the blogosphere. He’s the kind of person you should be looking to as an exemplar of best practices in the blogosphere. If your guidelines go against what Jim is doing, then there might well be something wrong with your guidelines. You do not throw him under the bus like this just to get out in front of a CJR piece. For shame." - martinstabe
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Out-Law: Expert says 'right to be forgotten' could cause problems for publishers - http://www.out-law.com/en...
"Media law expert Kim Walker of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that the 'right to be forgotten' would have a major effect in relation to news archives. He said that there would be great difficulty in determining what stories are in the public interest and what are not, and that the importance of stories may change over time." - martinstabe
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The Awl: The Intolerable Evolution of Poynter's "Romenesko+" - http://www.theawl.com/2011...
Choire Sicha: "Romenesko's entire practice was about giving credit, in ways that virtually no other blog has been, a position that "Romenesko+" does not embrace as strongly. Poynter has worked systematically to erode a fairly noble, not particularly money-making thing as it works to boost "engagement" and whatever other (highly transitional!) web "best practices" are being touted at the heinous "online journalism" conferences that regularly go on. Charitable with links and naming bylines, and producing even more links when grubby reporters would come emailing with "but I posted that memo just now tooooo!", the intention underlying Romenesko's work has always been directing readers to reported material." - martinstabe
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ITV National News Blog: Phone Hacking; the Movie. - http://blog.itv.com/news...
Tom Bradby: "I told [Princes William and Harry] what I thought was going on and suggested it might be a good idea to talk to the police. They did. And an avalanche was triggered. Five months later, Clive Goodman was arrested. So how did I know that this might be the answer? Because, as ITV’s Royal Correspondent (a post I held a few years previously) I had heard that this was an absolutely routine way of doing business in tabloid newspapers. In fact, during the Diana years phone hacking was the least of it. How did the squidgygate tape (in which Diana shared intimacies with a lover) get recorded and find itself into the public domain? And what about the tape in which we heard Charles asking Camilla if he could be re-incarnated as her tampax? One can only suspect that someone, somewhere did a lot worse than hacking voice messages." - martinstabe
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Lost Remote: ‘WSJ Live’ coming to Google TV, Roku and more - http://www.lostremote.com/2011...
"The Wall Street Journal’s video service, WSJ Live, has expanded aggressively beyond its iPad debut in September. This week, WSJ announced it has inked distribution deals with Google TV, Roku, Apple TV and Daily Motion. Earlier, it expanded to Boxee and a variety of internet-connected TV sets including Samsung, Sony and Yahoo’s Connected TV platform." - martinstabe
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Polis: The continuing digital transformation of the New York Times - http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis...
Arthur Sulzberger talk at LSE Polis, with some interesting points about innovations in how New York Times journalists use social media. - martinstabe
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OUseful: Data Referenced Journalism and the Media – Still a Long Way to Go Yet? - http://blog.ouseful.info/2011...
Tony Hirst: "we need data press officers as well as data journalists. Their job would be to put together the tools that support the data churnalist in taking the raw data and producing statistical charts and interpretation from it. Just like the ministerial quote can be reused by the journalist, so the data press pack can be used to hep the journalist get some graphs out there to help them illustrate the story." - martinstabe
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TheMediaBriefing: The new wave of digital media CEOs taking over old media companies - http://www.themediabriefing.com/article...
Peter Kirwan: "We’re now starting to witness a long overdue exit for [media industry] chief executives of the Baby Boom generation. ... We’re also witnessing the rise of a new generation of managers who got their big breaks in the online world from the late 1990s onward. What’s different about these bosses is their hard-won understanding of digital platforms, online sales and the power of data. They might not be digital natives. But as digital immigrants go, they’ve adapted extraordinarily well to changed circumstances." - martinstabe
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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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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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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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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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