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Nieman Journalism Lab
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@niemanlab archives: April 2010

28
Apr
If you’re interested in web design and/or info architecture, don’t miss this series (via @ryansholin) http://j.mp/a0FRHv 
 
Good morning! Check out the WaPo politics page new look http://j.mp/9sKq9h 
 
27
Apr
Harvard Biz School study finds that companies with angel investment do better than those with venture capital alone http://j.mp/9Vacgh 
 
NYT multimedia editor discovers perfect iPad stand, get it while it’s still $0.69 http://j.mp/aRcx92 
 
Check out @NiemanLab‘s director, Josh Benton, give a terrific lecture on journalism and aggregation http://j.mp/9TGrbH (via @jcstearns
 
Huffington Post readers posted 2.3 million comments in March. The site is planning more engagement tactics http://j.mp/cJu4gV 
 
WSJ will continue to turn a profit through the next year, despite new investments http://j.mp/arovnM 
 
How a former UPI energy editor turned his Iraq hobby blog into a money-making enterprise http://j.mp/aiqrX4 
 
List of top 25 electronic newspaper editions released. WSJ takes top slot, interesting mix follows http://j.mp/cZHoLZ 
 
Christian Science Monitor brought 93% of its daily subscribers to its new weekly, has attracted new online readers http://j.mp/bgvymw 
 
Good morning! Barnes and Noble tries to give the Nook a shot, adds a web browser, lets users play games http://j.mp/bEeKCl 
 
26
Apr
After a trip through bankruptcy court, The Washington Blade to resume publishing http://j.mp/aVUD2o 
 
Leveraging strengths: collaboration as buzzword and bumpy road http://j.mp/8Y4I7q 
 
Tribune’s local blogger project in Chicago has already found an audience, with 15 million pageviews in March http://j.mp/cmYYtY 
 
The 5 lowest income states have the greatest broadband competition, the 5 highest income states have the least http://j.mp/9g7fJU 
 
Re-intermediating the Web: a chat with La Republica’s Zambardino about Italy’s online news culture http://j.mp/aJapEO 
 
NYT looks for possible content agreements with local papers, as it prepares for clash with WSJ over local edition http://j.mp/92xudn 
 
Not interested in letting Pandora see your music tastes? Mashable walks you through new Facebook privacy settings http://j.mp/afOUCH 
 
Good morning! Gizmodo’s big iPhone scoop looks to have turned into a criminal investigation, Cnet reports http://j.mp/bLQkgj 
 
23
Apr
The Faster Times takes a page from “chose your own adventure” books, lets readers guide reporters http://j.mp/cZ44yJ 
 
WaPo’s managing editor responds to concerns about Facebook integration and privacy. “We don’t keep any of this data” http://j.mp/bznTL2 
 
In Paris love is is in the air, but is a business model? Jeff Israely on the challenges of launching a startup http://j.mp/ceqzNm 
 
Top ten YouTube videos about women in tech, from Flickr cofounder to a computer science college student http://j.mp/9osBB9 
 
This week in review: Facebook spreads across the Web, Apple lets cartoonist into iTunes, hunt for funding continues http://j.mp/bIHWKI 
 
Nick Denton of Gawker media says the Gizmodo iPhone blockbuster drew “no immediate revenue benefits whatsoever” http://j.mp/aFDDVL 
 
Good morning! Facebook is getting smarter. Could that be bad for Google? http://j.mp/cZd7Sj 
 
22
Apr
The name of a new local DC news site owned by Politico’s parent co is no longer TBD, it is “TBD” http://j.mp/189Mq8 
 
Conde Nast now offers creative services for ads that will appear beyond its properties http://j.mp/dtycD3 
 
Apple files for patent on display technology that could be boon for designers and photographers who work in print http://j.mp/8ZYnQB 
 
Hulu’s paid experiment to begin in May: last 5 episodes of awesome shows like Glee still free, $9.95 for more http://j.mp/dfjWNz 
 
The Newsonomics of HuffPo’s pinball wizardry: six tips to take from HuffPo’s success http://j.mp/9rjxnv 
 
Will I “like” this become ubiquitous? Facebook plugin makes it easier to share information across the Web http://j.mp/aElTJu 
 
Bloomberg Businessweek will have 66 news pages, up from 55 and a revamped, Economist-style look http://j.mp/cli5gP 
 
Good morning! Clay Shirky’s thoughts on waste, powerful institutions and infinite time horizons http://j.mp/a71YJ4 
 
21
Apr
Washington Post integrates Facebook Connect, lets you tell your friends you “like” David Broder http://j.mp/byUO3a 
 
Zagat was “crowd sourcing” before it was cool http://j.mp/9cqfjE 
 
The future of online news…does not include much sleep. A neat look at Mike Allen’s life as “News Cycle Man” http://j.mp/bfrQ3r 
 
Good news for online advertisers: when social ads collide with stated interests, awareness goes up http://j.mp/djWHig 
 
Calmness, curation, cat porn: Dave Eggers’ joy of print http://j.mp/dCpDzS 
 
Gizmodo’s posts on the new iPhone prototype drew 8 million unique visitors to the site http://j.mp/a5DkAE 
 
20
Apr
Apple approves Pulitzer winner Mark Fiore’s iPhone app; cartoonist now free to mock the powerful on cell phones http://j.mp/aM1LXv 
 
See an error in a story online somewhere? Let MediaBugs know and they’ll work on getting it corrected http://j.mp/cRRsUF 
 
“The team concluded that online news consumption is not so segregated as critics fear.” http://j.mp/aOT18P 
 
Indonesia has 3rd-highest number of Facebook-ers in the world (after US, Britain), with 22.7 million users http://j.mp/axJzT6 
 
Internet usage in Russia increased 20% in 2009, mostly due to higher user activity in the country’s regions http://j.mp/bOiu3c 
 
Internet usage in Russia increased 20% in 2009, mostly due to higher user activity in the country’s regions http://j.mp/bOiu3c 
 
“Introducing Google Places”: Google amps up its Place Pages to help biz owners manage their online presence http://j.mp/d1n5w2 
 
There are more than 2,500 documented programming languages; here’s a neat visual history of a fraction of them http://j.mp/OKArT 
 
“Revenue promiscuity”: The many ways in-depth, investigative reporting will be funded (hopefully) in the future http://j.mp/ct31Iy 
 
Live-tweet guru @acarvin is on the job at the #140conf today; follow him for great tidbits. The livestream: http://j.mp/bjvl7p