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Nieman Journalism Lab
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@niemanlab archives: December 2008

19
Dec
Nieman snow day! This hashtag #snow1219 may actually provide better weather reports than the local news. (ZMS) 
 
18
Dec
NYT dropping its bookmarking service, Times File, because Digg, Delicious, et al. do it better. Makes sense. http://tr.im/2flt (ZMS) 
 
17
Dec
@NYTimesComm Can you discuss pageview stats over the past 12 months so we can better consider the ContentNext report? Is it ~200m/mo? (ZMS) 
 
RT @NYTimesComm “Our own internal numbers say that nytimes.com had 1.04 billion [pageviews] in Oct.” —NYT’s Stacy Green in PR dept (ZMS) 
 
16
Dec
NYT and ProPublica’s DocViewer http://tr.im/2d5o powered Sunday exclusive on Iraq rebuild http://tr.im/2d5s. Links to annotations. (ZMS) 
 
Am Soc of Newspaper Editors proposes losing “paper” in its name, questions utility of editors. No, only the first. http://tr.im/2cri (ZMS) 
 
12
Dec
Politicker once aimed for sites in all 50 states. Now they are cutting back to 6. New goal is “profitability.” http://tr.im/27od (ZMS) 
 
10
Dec
Financial Week, a niche Crain’s publication, goes online-only. Brief press release here: http://tr.im/24d5 (ZMS) 
 
New York Times gets in the widget business: http://tr.im/24bc (ZMS) 
 
College journos get it: Yale Daily News inviting readers to submit q’s for Tony Blair, who’s teaching there now. http://tr.im/23zo (ZMS) 
 
9
Dec
Journalism loses another good one: http://tinyurl.com/635lrh 
 
8
Dec
Best read on Tribune bankruptcy: http://is.gd/aJ35 (JB) 
 
5
Dec
Google Reader users: I’m studying online reading and publishing habits. Would you mind being a guinea pig? http://tr.im/1x3j (ZMS) 
 
4
Dec
Evidence from change.gov that user comments can be useful, informative and polite when you engage the audience:
http://tr.im/1vgc (ZMS) 
 
Our take(s) on Times Extra are now up at http://www.niemanlab.org/. (JB) 
 
3
Dec
Interviewing NYT’s VP for marketing soon re their Facebook ad campaign and other items. Anyone have questions? http://tr.im/1t0z (ZMS) 
 
Chicken soup for the journalist’s soul (chicken soup = coffee, obviously): http://tr.im/1sl7 (ZMS) 
 
2
Dec
Love this reminiscence-by-book-review from David Sullivan, about the grand old days of newspapering: http://is.gd/9Z1H (JB) 
 
1
Dec
Interesting seeing an NYT journalist blog for the NYT about losing her job at the NYT. (Marci wrote good stuff.) http://is.gd/8O5z 
 
RT @cgorman: “more grist for the biz model debate. Gates gives $$$ to PBS to cover global health news. http://is.gd/9JCO” (ZMS) 
 
HuffPo plans “focused acquisitions” with part of its new $25mil — prep your elevator pitch. http://is.gd/9Ipt (JB) 
 
Seth Godin finds a way to get smart people to work for him for free: http://www.squidoo.com/Alternative-MBA (JB) 
 
Best book covers of ’08: http://tinyurl.com/66plgt (JB)