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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

20
Apr
Per one estimate, digital textbooks will account for nearly 20% of all textbook sales within the next 5 years http://j.mp/bk0yQW 
 
Per one estimate, digital textbooks will account for nearly 20% of all textbook sales within the next 5 years http://j.mp/bk0yQW 
 
Good morning! Starting tomorrow, AdAge will shift to a metered pay model http://j.mp/cdDwRw 
 
19
Apr
Amazon exec: “In a lot of respects, teaching a customer to pay ten dollars for a digital book is a great accomplishment.” http://j.mp/9UrgL3 
 
NPR’s API has handled nearly 5 billion story requests over last 6 months; in March, it delivered over 1.1 billion stories http://j.mp/avQd9q 
 
The WePad takes on the iPad with the support of European publishers http://j.mp/dxbsmE 
 
Congrats to @niemanlab staffers present + past @megangarber and @zseward for being Mirror Award finalists http://j.mp/bdLF1r 
 
Update on @ProPublica‘s Reporting Matchmaker service (http://j.mp/buEpIm): It’s now connected 140 sources to journalists http://j.mp/9Hw4El 
 
If WSJ’s New York edition is successful, Murdoch and co. are poised to expand the concept into other areas of the country http://j.mp/9UiOtI 
 
Video: Vivian Schiller on NPR’s new Public Media Platform, the Argo project, and the org’s reporting priorities http://j.mp/ci8vxy 
 
Carbon…twitprint? Per one estimate, every tweet emits about 0.02 grams of C02 into the atmosphere (via @mathewi) http://j.mp/aYIdcD 
 
CNN integrates programming content into ads to retain viewers during commercial breaks http://j.mp/9GHiXB 
 
Aol opens beta testing for Advertising.com’s “Ad Desk,” a self-serve display sales option http://j.mp/a8Ntcv 
 
Say hello to Climate Desk, a collaboration among @Atlantic_Online @CIRonline @grist @motherjones @PBS @slate @wired http://j.mp/bqtC3d 
 
HuffPost launches HuffPost Hill, “a one stop shop newsletter for all things DC” http://j.mp/an2k2e 
 
If he had the Pentagon Papers today, Ellsberg wouldn’t send them to the press; he’d “put them on the Internet” http://j.mp/aog11n 
 
Norwegian paper starts Craigslist-like site to facilitate ride-sharing for stranded travelers (via @jeffjarvis) http://j.mp/9WKF5I 
 
Good morning! Rolling Stone re-launches its website…with a paywall http://j.mp/94URHc 
 
17
Apr
Steve Jobs responds to Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Fiore’s cartoon app rejection: “This was a mistake that’s being fixed” http://j.mp/9xWNFU 
 
16
Apr
“Although style listings are not an ‘American Idol’ popularity vote, it is important to us to listen to our readers.” http://j.mp/d4SVRl 
 
Great take from @niemanstory: “If you can pair up efficiently with someone, it can work to everyone’s advantage.” http://j.mp/d2rNsP 
 
Responding to reader input, AP Stylebook (the real one!) officially changes “Web site” to “website” http://j.mp/c58hNU 
 
Satire police update: Apple to reconsider keeping Mark Fiore’s cartoon app off the iPhone http://j.mp/9EL0pj 
 
Google tips its servers: a visualization of the search giant’s ginormousness (via @Gizmodo) http://j.mp/aAObKu 
 
A small move with big implications: Google’s auto-suggest feature becomes more local http://j.mp/9QYU3R 
 
“This is about journalism integrity”: @dangillmor reacts to our Apple app rejection story http://j.mp/aFtE80 
 
Yesterday, @c4fcm hosted “Civics in Difficult Places,” a global call-in show with @ethanz. The podcast: http://j.mp/aPz3Fm 
 
The Library of Congress doesn’t know if you’ll be able to opt out of its Twitter archive http://j.mp/968cHO 
 
This Week in Review: News talk and tips at ASNE, iPad’s ‘walled garden,’ and news execs look for revenue http://j.mp/a2cjKC 
 
15
Apr
The future of news, Hilarious Puppet edition http://j.mp/8ZJD1C 
 
Coming soon to a website near you: CAPTCHA advertising (via @simonowens) http://j.mp/aVygpH 
 
The Economist launches tool to highlight its site’s most commented and debated content http://j.mp/aPNY81 
 
“I believe all software is media and will be seen as such by its users.” (h/t @jasonfry) http://j.mp/9y9DTz 
 
Someone tweets a link to a New York Times story once every 4 seconds: @harrisj explains beyond the stat http://j.mp/d3oPXb 
 
Curation 2.0: The Newsonomics of content arbitrage http://j.mp/cCIREA 
 
Salon and McSweeney’s launch a new content partnership http://j.mp/8XIWVi 
 
Great context for @lkmcgann‘s Apple app-police story http://j.mp/drj9aq: @NiemanReports on editorial cartoons http://j.mp/bNyzgo 
 
Only 20% of TV newsrooms have Facebook pages, but 71% use Twitter “constantly” or “daily” (via @poynter) http://j.mp/dz660a 
 
Twitter now has 105,779,710 registered users http://j.mp/aSzASZ 
 
Mark Fiore can win a Pulitzer Prize, but he can’t get his cartoons past the Apple satire police http://j.mp/drj9aq 
 
14
Apr
The danger of timing tweets revealed: sorry I missed all the feedback. Ericsson CEO predicts 50 billion devices by 2020, not 2010! 
 
Ericsson CEO predicts 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2010 http://j.mp/azJSiM 
 
Can you put a price on a Facebook fan? Sure, try $3.60 http://j.mp/dmCyfM 
 
Nieman Lab to be featured in the Library of Congress! (And everyone else who tweeted anything, ever) http://j.mp/9a6E7y 
 
“Intensely engaged followers,” MinnPost editor Joel Kramer cares more about repeat readers that stray visitors http://j.mp/dyVJDx 
 
Allbritton’s local site needs a name, launch date, reporters, but “engagement” team is almost fully in place http://j.mp/b8q8TX 
 
Good morning! @readwriteweb picks its top 10 YouTube videos about how Twitter has changed our culture http://j.mp/beJPbT 
 
13
Apr
From Treme to the 9/11 Commission Report: index as story http://j.mp/91fdat 
 
Mobile Web will be bigger than desktop browsing by 2015, Morgan Stanley analysts predict http://j.mp/9YjGCB 
 
CNN to launch new entertainment and tech sections, plus blogs on Afghanistan, religion, food and breaking news http://j.mp/9CcQTL