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@niemanlab archives: March 2010

31
Mar
Mobile data traffic expected to grow by 40 times in the next 5 years, video a key reason http://j.mp/drlGLT 
 
ProPublica wants to make you a match, if you’re a local journalist covering the federal loan mod program that is http://j.mp/bHfYaa 
 
Voice of San Diego “engagement editor” sparks interesting comment thread. Should reporters do this job themselves? http://j.mp/arLdyK 
 
Are you willing to pay for an app? iPhone users are the most wiling (57%), then Blackberry users (33%), Android (16%) http://j.mp/9FhpkJ 
 
Saving journalism: an $88 billion task or $660 million? Texas Tribune chairman responds to Alan Mutter http://j.mp/bfxMMx 
 
BBC online video news views up 25% in four months, comscore study finds http://j.mp/cHq6zF 
 
Self-publishing authors will get a crack at the iPad too, thanks to deals with Smashwords and Lulu http://j.mp/aaaEDS 
 
NYT videos that appear within articles are now shareable via embed code http://j.mp/8ZaWTQ (via @davidaKaplan
 
Collaboration at work: ProPublica tool displayed differences between Senate, House health care bills at a glance http://j.mp/d1nnQr 
 
Good morning! European ad exchange launches to take on Google’s DoubleClick, Yahoo as a more localized competitor http://j.mp/9sqPxK 
 
Cool new job opening: What does an “engagement editor” do? Avoid tree-falling-in-forest syndrome, mostly http://j.mp/arLdyK 
 
30
Mar
Scientists discover a special magnet to the skull can disrupt moral reasoning. Could the technique save newspapers? http://j.mp/ahZqiO 
 
Tough times for Twitter lovers in India, 96% of companies prohibit social media. (46% of U.S. companies) http://j.mp/bFIBci 
 
Advertisers are catching on to “hot spotting,” new technology that makes elements in online videos clickable http://j.mp/c8BzWH 
 
How do you measure “recurring reader affection”? Gawker’s ad maven on its branded traffic metric http://j.mp/dhzqTx 
 
Congratulations, Lukas Prize winners! Awards for excellence in nonfiction writing announced today http://j.mp/dvy2nM 
 
Milton Wolf Seminar: Parting thoughts on NGOs as newsmakers, fragmentation, the politics of platforms http://j.mp/drMrc6 
 
The Guardian gets a homepage redesign http://j.mp/9wqa9F 
 
Another revenue stream? Trib to sell archived photos dating back to early 1900s (via @iwantmedia) http://j.mp/c8IzZz 
 
New York Press Association launches $4 million statewide campaign to sell people on local papers http://j.mp/dxemao 
 
What does This American Life look like? A designer visualizes the radio http://j.mp/cdQEBU 
 
Google fixed Buzz privacy concerns in a flash, but 11 House members still want FTC to investigate http://j.mp/d9P3uk 
 
Good morning! Gawker tracks “recurring reader affection” as an impact metric http://j.mp/cG5Xlw 
 
29
Mar
Why mobile matters: by third quarter 2011, analysts predict 49% of U.S. cell phone users will have smart phones http://j.mp/a6oHgy 
 
Android users now constitute 42% of AdMob’s US smartphone audience http://j.mp/dao4eJ 
 
Android users now constitute 42% of AdMob’s US smartphone audience http://j.mp/dao4eJ 
 
We need better mapping of our local media ecologies, argues @beyondbroadcast http://j.mp/cvSNBd 
 
Behold, the mother of all Facebook-data infographics (via @mediabistro) http://j.mp/bA3Shz 
 
NewsRoulette and the Daily Me: What would it take, @chanders wonders, to build a true “serendipity-maker”? http://j.mp/9MZCCo 
 
Comscore study suggests online ads can raise site visitation, even if click-through rates are minimal http://j.mp/9sUflf 
 
“Bring me wonder and magic and I’ll love you forever.” http://j.mp/cX6pzg 
 
Now streaming live: panel on PEJ’s “State of the News Media” report, w/ Vivian Schiller, @jimbradysp, others http://j.mp/bkcCPQ 
 
Coder behind Random Guardian creates another serendipity-maker…for the NYT (via @rachelsterne) http://j.mp/bEGHtH 
 
Web’s big boost to magazines? No, not the iPad — selling print subscriptions http://j.mp/aP6h6L 
 
Asian suppliers may now ship 8-10 million iPads in 2010, up from prior estimate of 5+ million http://j.mp/bhqBSn 
 
Journalism’s biggest legal questions answered: come to Harvard April 9th! http://j.mp/96qC2j 
 
Want to hear experts examine journalism’s biggest legal questions? Come to Harvard on April 9 http://j.mp/do9ZUz 
 
FT’s iPad app will be free for 2 months — and then $190 a year http://j.mp/9LKQgT 
 
Is Al Jazeera English practicing the @jeffjarvis idea of networked journalism? http://j.mp/ddQKWN 
 
A short (no surprise!) history of the no fewer than 5 ways Twitter has suggested it could make money http://j.mp/cJG9ze 
 
Good morning! Yahoo exec says they’ve integrated ad sales across platforms, boast an advantage in mobile http://j.mp/b1Lv7y 
 
26
Mar
Because it is Friday: the difference between “nerd,” “dork,” and “geek” explained…in a Venn diagram (via @macloo) http://j.mp/dAh5mh 
 
News Corp’s UK titles to pull out of Nexis; they’ll remain on Murdoch-owned Factiva http://j.mp/akcCJy 
 
Employers’ most sought-after tech skills: the JournalismJobs content analysis! (via @10000Words) http://j.mp/92VXTu 
 
Magazine publishers can imagine a new kind of cover for the iPad. Sunset releases neat mockup of ocean scene http://j.mp/cYA9v2 
 
Facebook JavaScript library suggests its Insight tool is being prepared to take on Google Analytics http://j.mp/cFkL8c 
 
Wikipedia to get a new look in April; will affect both the editing and the user sides http://j.mp/9ZBZ9X 
 
‘Nearby,’ 2.0: Google’s search redesign may display users’ location–prominently–in search results http://j.mp/979AMh 
 
Smartphones are on track to outnumber feature phones in the US by 2011 http://j.mp/baLNBQ 
 
Collaboration in action: Frontline, Planet Money, NewsHour team up for a multimedia project on Haiti http://j.mp/9WtBEb