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@niemanlab archives: June 2010

30
Jun
This just in: Google News revamps its homepage to become more “customizable and shareable” http://j.mp/aeR2W0 
 
How the Internet changes our conception of free time: Leisure and work, both done with the same tools http://j.mp/dr2abz 
 
ProPublica’s new design tries to build context and new points of entry into investigative reporting http://j.mp/9vqp88 
 
What happens when brands get blown to bits? Questions from Rolling Stone’s missed opportunity http://j.mp/b8JUci 
 
ProPublica redesigns, proclaims “pro-PUB-lica” preferred pronunciation; sorry, “pro-POOB-lica” aficionados http://j.mp/9vqp88 
 
29
Jun
Congratulations to the New Media Women Entrepreneur winners, awarded $12K each http://j.mp/aBsHCD 
 
“If the modern mind truly is the the direct descendant of Gutenberg’s invention, then so is the Internet.” http://j.mp/aRtvg3 
 
Reading has never been just for monks, no matter what Nick Carr says: Reading “The Shallows” http://j.mp/aRtvg3 
 
“If crowdsourcing is like quick sex, Debian is more like a really long marriage.” http://j.mp/aXelwA 
 
What if news orgs thought about crowdbuilding instead of crowdsourcing? Great talk about collaboration http://j.mp/aXelwA 
 
Good morning! Very light tweeting today/tomorrow to give @niemanlab staffers a break. But still wanted to say good morning! 
 
28
Jun
Nonprofit investigative news shop Center for Public Integrity receives $1 million in grants from Park and MacArthur http://j.mp/bB12Ys 
 
AOL’s SXSW project, extended version: HuffPo launches a citizen journ-driven concert blog http://j.mp/bsrXfp 
 
Awesomeness, happening now: Tim Berners-Lee and Stephen Fry are both talking on a UK future-of-tech panel http://j.mp/bB2BX3 
 
Detroit’s public radio station, WDET, joins the Public Insight Network http://j.mp/8XPdMP 
 
“The art of the pause”: @niemanstory on narrative, technology, and timing http://j.mp/a63doN 
 
Move over, AP? Yahoo creates a style guide for digital content http://j.mp/9yZ5hx 
 
“Figuring out the flow”: the revealing evolution of Knight and its News Challenge http://j.mp/b9dUl7 
 
How to talk tech: @jenny8lee‘s useful glossary of journogeek terminology http://j.mp/aPiCZS 
 
Miss one of the Knight News Challenge winners? Complete coverage up here http://j.mp/cu9R9f 
 
“People who live near each other, if they connect, good things happen.” How can the web bring neighbors together? http://j.mp/c3vJS3 
 
Rolling Stone criticized for its web strategy on McChrystal scoop, but at the newsstands it’s doing great http://j.mp/a99yLf 
 
Project Canvas (the UK’s web-connected, on-demand TV platform) is green-lighted and expected to launch in 2011 http://j.mp/ansF7s 
 
From journalism to information: the evolution of the Knight News Challenge http://j.mp/b9dUl7 
 
The Internet does a good job connecting people across the world, but what about right next door? http://j.mp/c3vJS3 
 
Pageviews, on the wane? MSNBC.com’s new single-page redesign places its bets on large, customizable ads http://j.mp/9JCFGt 
 
Digg founder says Google soon to launch a Facebook competitor called “Google Me” http://j.mp/aj9brT 
 
Good morning! PolitiFact Rhode Island joins the fact-checking project’s network of state sites http://j.mp/bMgRy0 
 
27
Jun
Great Sunday reading: Review of Clay Shirky’s latest http://j.mp/aayDtC 
 
The Wikipedia of news translation: Yeeyan.org’s volunteer community http://j.mp/bLeczT 
 
26
Jun
Information overload and the aesthetics of data http://j.mp/a4a9FF 
 
25
Jun
This Week in Review: Google wins over Viacom, Rolling Stone learns some lessons, and iPad resurrects Gourmet http://j.mp/cO2qla 
 
Great weekend reading: Our review of @cshirky‘s new book, Cognitive Surplus http://j.mp/aayDtC 
 
The Economist says its UK project to let readers buy print copies of the magazine via cell phone is working well http://j.mp/9sQwKi 
 
1.1 mil people (legally) watched US v. Algeria online — larger than ESPN’s avg *TV* audience last week http://j.mp/asCny6 
 
Trust in abundance: a review of Clay Shirky’s new book, Cognitive Surplus http://j.mp/aayDtC 
 
Project pioneers a cost-effective way to break down language barriers to news and information online http://j.mp/bLeczT 
 
Good morning! Univision prepares to blend tv, radio and interactive media in local markets http://j.mp/cOfZQF 
 
24
Jun
Meet a site with the kookiest set of revenue streams you’ve ever seen http://j.mp/aInZcu 
 
Knight News Challenge winner wants to build community by layering data http://j.mp/cRkyCA 
 
EveryBlock is hiring a community manager to grow the site’s user community online and in real life http://j.mp/9DBPKP 
 
The Chicago Tribune partners with The Onion (no joke!) http://j.mp/bgFmaU 
 
We should mention, the Lab also has a Tumblr http://j.mp/cBZCvF 
 
Looks like the NYT is getting a Tumblr (via @felixsalmon) http://j.mp/aoFeM7 
 
Topical pledge drives and other kooky ideas (that work!) from one online news startup http://j.mp/8Z96Kp 
 
Mark Zuckerberg is going to know exactly where you are, and that might mean coupons http://j.mp/dzBSFr 
 
TileMapping wants to empower local communities through mapping technology http://j.mp/aOIjuA 
 
Cooking case study: Guardian lets you take a close look at an API project http://j.mp/ahs3kl (via @derekg
 
Good morning! If you’re celebrating it…happy iPhone 4 Day http://j.mp/9tzZeW 
 
23
Jun
Apple takes in about the same amount as credit card companies per app sold in the iTunes store http://j.mp/b7aFpQ