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Nieman Journalism Lab
Pushing to the future of journalism — A project of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard

@niemanlab archives: April 2010

30
Apr
NYT digital-ops exec Martin Nisenholtz on the importance of engagement http://j.mp/cFyRab 
 
Owen Thomas, Venturebeat’s new exec editor, says the site will seek “the right kind of page views” http://j.mp/c6m46T 
 
Did you launch an awesome, participation-oriented news effort this year? Then apply for a Knight-Batten Award! http://j.mp/aGN8eL 
 
Amazon software upgrade will help Kindle get social with Facebook, Twitter links http://j.mp/bM8iT0 
 
Via @NiemanReports: This Sunday at 11a ET, snap a shot for @nytimesphoto‘s “international mosaic” of UG images http://j.mp/99cib9 
 
Only 7% of Americans (about 17 million people) are active users of Twitter–up from 2% in 2009 (via @iwantmedia) http://j.mp/bV1lDE 
 
Only 7% of Americans (about 17 million people) are active users of Twitter–up from 2% in 2009 (via @iwantmedia) http://j.mp/bV1lDE 
 
Did you launch an awesome, participation-oriented news effort this year? Then apply for a Knight-Batten Award! http://j.mp/aGN8eL 
 
This Week in Review: Gizmodo and the shield law, making sense of social data, and the WSJ’s local push http://j.mp/dxX20O 
 
“I publish my identity every day all over the web; that is what Facebook should help me manage. Identity is distributed.” http://j.mp/anAiC6 
 
FT owner reports 7% revenue increase for Q1, aided by “strong demand for subscriptions in print and online” http://j.mp/d6a2KJ 
 
A Bravo marathon it’s not: meet West Wing Week, the WH’s month-old week-in-review series (h/t @clinthendler) http://j.mp/dy1EkU 
 
Did you launch an awesome, participation-oriented news effort this year? Then apply for a Knight-Batten Award! http://j.mp/aGN8eL 
 
Now streaming live: @FCC‘s workshop on “public and other noncommercial media in the digital era” (via @knightfdn) http://j.mp/7Di3iT 
 
Did you launch an awesome, participation-oriented news effort this year? Then apply for a Knight-Batten Award! http://j.mp/aGN8eL 
 
Apple has filed trademark motions for its iPhone and iPad app icons http://j.mp/agvApx 
 
Good morning! China’s biggest news agency plans to launch a 24-hour TV news network…in English http://j.mp/c2X2lf 
 
29
Apr
Global Voices gets a redesign (via @ethanz) http://j.mp/O7nj 
 
The current state of journalism is pretty well summed up in the job req’s for SCPR’s new social media editor http://j.mp/dfazIv 
 
Smart: For new readers intro’d to it via the iPhone saga, Gizmodo’s made a “who we are” page (via @nicknotned) http://j.mp/abRLJp 
 
Global Voices gets a redesign (via @ethanz) http://j.mp/O7nj 
 
Over 180 million US Internet users watched online videos this March, with 135 million of them going to YouTube http://j.mp/ds8QOP 
 
Over 180 million US Internet users watched online videos this March, with 135 million of them going to YouTube http://j.mp/ds8QOP 
 
AP to roll out its News Registry in July; initiative will include ability to create locally branded apps http://j.mp/bqcJ7p 
 
Global Voices gets a redesign (via @ethanz) http://j.mp/O7nj 
 
When public records are less than public: How governments try to use copyright to limit access to data http://j.mp/de4J9w 
 
Don’t miss this crib of @zephoria‘s recent talk: “Privacy and Publicity in the Context of Big Data” http://j.mp/b1o8aS 
 
Fascinating comments convo going on after this @Radar post on the future of textbooks (via @digiphile) http://j.mp/bNLSd2 
 
iAd update: Apple aims to charge around $1MM for ads on its mobile devices–and $10MM to be part of launch http://j.mp/9xxfQT 
 
“Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true.” http://j.mp/aiaaNg 
 
Why Philly matters: @chanders on the intersection of bankruptcies, networks, foundations, etc. in the city http://j.mp/a6zS1B 
 
Foursquare-ing social news participation: @huffingtonpost now rewards active/loyal users with badges http://j.mp/aQJwhR 
 
Good morning! Times Online doesn’t want you to know how many pageviews it loses when its paywall goes up http://j.mp/9JyTzI 
 
Good morning! Jon Stewart bites into Apple after the Gizmodo/iPhone flap http://j.mp/9y2L8c 
 
28
Apr
Because it is…Wednesday: Meet Geocities-izer, the tool that lets websites party like it’s 1998 http://j.mp/bBUvop 
 
Vatican Library to digitize manuscript archives using open image format (via @c4fcm) http://j.mp/aagZxN 
 
Love to hate them, or hate to love them? Behold, the Twitter vigilantes http://j.mp/bUr15c 
 
Groupon.com topped 2MM U.S. visitors in March, @comscore reports — up 1,234% since July 2009 
 
New from @citmedialaw: Who owns public records — and who has the right to put limits on their use? http://j.mp/d9caZ4 
 
Washington Post politics section relaunches as a stand-alone site, takes aim at start-up competitors http://j.mp/dysjNb 
 
Klout raises $1.5 million to measure influence and authority on Twitter http://j.mp/bewCx5 
 
Apple buys Siri, a mobile assistant app, as war with Google heats up (via @alleyinsider) http://j.mp/c9loxg 
 
Forbes enlists @daylife to enhance its business coverage, starting with its ‘Billionaires‘ feature http://j.mp/9RdxGP 
 
Verizon FiOS says it’s the first TV provider to offer YouTube, Internet radio on TV screen (via @iwantmedia) http://j.mp/aC57RD 
 
Thoughts on entrepreneurship and photojournalism, from two practitioners of the craft (via @stevebuttry) http://j.mp/9ZdV3g 
 
The UK’s Daily Telegraph wins a rare libel victory over “world’s worst tennis pro” http://j.mp/a7Gh9Y 
 
The UK’s Daily Telegraph wins a rare libel victory over “world’s worst tennis pro” http://j.mp/a7Gh9Y 
 
Fascinating data: our @berkmancenter friends compare the practices of political blogs on the left, right http://j.mp/aj3SOA 
 
Via @niemanstory, Bill Keller shoots down three “perceived existential threats” to narrative writing http://j.mp/bVt9Ob 
 
Alan Rusbridger discusses paywalls, collaboration, and the “mutualized newspaper” with Charlie Rose http://j.mp/azvXyR