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@niemanlab archives: February 2010

26
Feb
FT reports the AP prepares to charge for content on iPad http://j.mp/bCYutd 
 
In hopes of generating revenue for its members, AP forms a division to create products for new platforms http://j.mp/dluaIB 
 
Borrowing from Google, Twitter ads will appear in searches, keeping a 140-character format http://j.mp/cLQpkl 
 
What makes a nonprofit news outlet legit? Jim Barnett starts with 13 criteria http://j.mp/dbBKuI 
 
A retroactive ban on racy iPhone apps should give publishers pause before handing over the reins of news to Apple http://j.mp/c2tbkW 
 
This week in review: NYT blogs will hide behind the wall, a word of caution for news orgs with high iPad hopes http://j.mp/9XWYXw 
 
Good morning! Check out the inbox of an accidental Facebook voyeur (and Lab alum @zseward) http://j.mp/afB9NF 
 
25
Feb
The Internet is rapidly going mobile: smart phone Web requests up 32% since July 2009 http://j.mp/beZiej 
 
Iceland Update: Proposal to make Iceland an international investigative reporting haven advances in parliament http://j.mp/9QcaB8 
 
Newspaper sites are the top pick for local info in a recent comScore study. “Portals” slide in a very close second http://j.mp/bGHPIG 
 
Newsonomics of profit: in the 4th quarter, Gannett, the largest U.S. news chain, pulled in just 7% of Google’s profit http://j.mp/aolwkl 
 
Predicting users will pay for quality content, Boxee launches a payment platform for Internet content on TV http://j.mp/bsPQYo 
 
What does the Google/China hacker story tell us about how news spreads? http://j.mp/bCGy0Y 
 
What does the Google/China hacker story tell us about how news is created and spreads? http://j.mp/bCGy0Y 
 
What does the China/Google hacker story tell us about how news moves? http://j.mp/bCGy0Y 
 
What’s the market for the iPad? One in six iPhone users is interested in buying one http://j.mp/coEw1P 
 
Good morning! Tivo may launch new product that pulls YouTube, Netflix content alongside TV listings http://j.mp/9NNzH1 
 
24
Feb
Quantcast launches an advertising program, letting advertisers find the users they want across the Internet http://j.mp/cEl15W 
 
Yelp hit with class-action extortion suit over strong arming businesses that want negative reviews removed http://j.mp/aU7lOn 
 
According to AddThis, sharing through Google Reader is up 35% since launch of Buzz http://j.mp/9fS6yg 
 
In a sharp turnaround, online display advertising grew 13% in the fourth quarter for the Washington Post http://j.mp/bOGbZW 
 
Of the 121 versions of the Google/China hacking case story, 13 (11%) included some original reporting http://j.mp/9mwRKe 
 
Good morning! Yahoo announces partnership with Twitter. Plan will let users post and read tweets without leaving Yahoo http://j.mp/aAwCcI 
 
23
Feb
One year later, the Union-Bulletin in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley cautiously calls its paywall a success http://j.mp/dC1F5R 
 
Hope for online video ads: TubeMogul says 84% of users will watch a full 30-second pre-roll ad http://j.mp/9YCXjl 
 
Nielsen finds that 7% of UK Twitter users account for 80% of total time spent on the social network http://j.mp/asljLU 
 
The Batavian’s publisher says “online advertising works,” but the way a typical newspaper site handles it doesn’t http://j.mp/9TA5Yb 
 
Twitter preps ad platform for next month. Ads will be “relevant and useful, so the user doesn’t think of it as an ad” http://j.mp/aL3CKM 
 
News startup Spot.us wants your labor, not just your money, as part of a new redesign http://j.mp/9aEWR1 
 
22
Feb
Mobile ads could jump from half million to $530 billion by 2013. McDonald’s, BMW, Nike already launched campaigns http://j.mp/a5XC6p 
 
Nielsen finds, year-over-year, U.S. users spent 368% more time on Twitter, 200% more on Facebook http://j.mp/doSxSS 
 
Pay per view: Associated Content pays contributors between $1 and $2.50 per 1,000 pageviews http://j.mp/b3Sudm 
 
Footnoted.org scooped up by Morningstar, but solo investor says Web is no sure bet http://j.mp/cDVRvx 
 
Church of Scientology hires 60 Minutes vet, Pulitzer prize winner to investigate St. Petersburg Times http://j.mp/cA4fvf 
 
Good morning! One in three customers who bought a Rodale workout iPhone app made additional purchases inside it http://j.mp/cPnVnC 
 
19
Feb
Congratulations, Raquel Rutledge! She won the Worth Bingham Prize for her watchdog series “Cashing in on Kids” http://j.mp/ceIZSV 
 
Reuters CEO says the site (drawing 30 million monthly uniques) will add “paid services” in 2010 http://j.mp/cMeRjq 
 
Mixed media book publisher, Vook, which integrates social media and video with text, gets $2.5 million in seed funding http://j.mp/9kPvUV 
 
Pew asks Internet experts: Is Google making us stupid? 81% say the net will have made us smarter by 2020 http://j.mp/azRQMB 
 
Check-in on AP’s nonprofit distribution pilot: It’s been 6 months, ProPublica, CPI say few stories picked up http://j.mp/aCKmm4 
 
Study looks at publishers online money-making efforts, ie: WaPo’s point system creates strong base for a paywall http://j.mp/9C0waI 
 
This week in news: unveiling of iPad news apps begins, plagiarism migrates online, citizen journo picks up a Polk http://j.mp/9CGple 
 
This week in news: unveiling of iPad news apps begins, plagiarism migrates online, citizen journo picks up a Polk http://j.mp/9CGple 
 
Good morning! Early win for Apple: CBS plans price cut for shows on iTunes. Will publishers bend for iPad? http://j.mp/cwinCY 
 
18
Feb
Startup news site Oakland Local saw traffic increase last month after posting more local items http://j.mp/bhmis0 
 
FT tightens a paywall loophole, announcing a new limit on free stories readers can view via Google to five per day http://j.mp/aqyPmB 
 
Designer for Bonnier skeptical of “metaphorical page turning” for iPad. Successful digital content uses scrolling http://j.mp/cOmVSU 
 
Ken Doctor’s Newsonomics: “The goal of business…is not to support news media, but to find paying customers.” http://j.mp/b1ZBPe 
 
@MarianGibbon yes, i wish there was a way to edit sent tweets! 
 
Nearly a third of Americans aren’t online. 41% of dial-up users site cost as reason they’re not on broadband http://j.mp/aHSlBQ