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@niemanlab archives: July 2010

30
Jul
Luckie’s charmed: a chat with @10000words, the WaPo’s just-announced National Innovation Editor http://j.mp/bmlOTR 
 
From WikiLeaks on, it’s been a big week in future-of-news news. @markcoddington sums it up beautifully http://j.mp/bC4cAV 
 
WikiLeaks inspires a modest proposal: an outlet dedicated to follow-up journalism http://j.mp/cRasEb 
 
Looking for quality weekend reading? We submit for your consideration @MatthewBattles‘ serial review of Shirky/Carr http://j.mp/d6AS2U 
 
The membership model: why investing in readers now could pay big dividends later http://j.mp/dzqP3D 
 
This Week in Review: the WikiLeaks effect, a paywall’s purpose, a future for Flipboard http://j.mp/bC4cAV 
 
29
Jul
The metrics of membership: how news startups are making membership models work http://j.mp/dzqP3D 
 
Promoting transparency, but not practicing: why WikiLeaks should be more open about its financing http://j.mp/cwNUPT 
 
27
Jul
The shallows and the depths converge: more from @MatthewBattles‘ serial review of Shirky/Carr http://j.mp/d6AS2U 
 
The pattern in the chaos: follow-up thoughts on WikiLeaks http://j.mp/aNafDd 
 
Good news to report: Hollman Morris is now free to travel to the US for his Nieman fellowship http://j.mp/9ZYTfE 
 
What happens when media outlets get social with Facebook? http://j.mp/d5wRl5 
 
26
Jul
The structure of the bombshell: 5 big questions the Wikileaks story raises about the future of journalism http://j.mp/bGwC1y 
 
18
Jul
How much can we read into the newspaper industry bounce this quarter? http://j.mp/cFoaTf 
 
Google News revamp gets a revamp http://j.mp/aUGzfL 
 
17
Jul
How media companies can push the uses for crowdsourcing tool Ushahidi http://j.mp/dvpLKj 
 
Does the audience always want junk? Maybe not. http://j.mp/afL14u 
 
16
Jul
Need to catch up on the week’s news-innovation news? Here you go http://j.mp/do6R3x 
 
Production as an independent value: what the Old Spice ads can teach us (no, seriously!) about the news http://j.mp/9aL1MA 
 
Because it is Friday: check out the trailer for “The Other Social Network,” the Hollywood treatment of…MySpace http://j.mp/btLRoj 
 
RT @hblodget: Huge win for Gawker Media and Nick Denton as court kills Gizmodo iPhone search warrant http://read.bi/bGBhyC 
 
We like to think that our commenters heralded Google News’ latest redesign http://j.mp/aUGzfL 
 
So this is exciting: Google acquires the semantic search company Metaweb http://j.mp/d1VcgC 
 
Are you Shakespeare or Shelley? The Awl interviews I Write Like creator http://j.mp/9X1m2E 
 
“Their lofty ambition is to…build a genuine Newspaper of the Futureā„¢” http://j.mp/ded7db 
 
Should we give the audience what they want? http://j.mp/afL14u 
 
Okay, we went there: what the Old Spice ads can teach us about the future of news http://j.mp/9aL1MA 
 
This week in review: paying for obits, ESPN’s new ad-fusion scheme, plus the great replacement debate http://j.mp/do6R3x 
 
.@comscore launches updated version of its online video measurement service http://j.mp/b0psGG 
 
Can blog networks make money? More efforts test the waters http://j.mp/bquV5J 
 
Good morning! Gannett and Yahoo strike local ad partnership http://j.mp/9S1eUd 
 
15
Jul
“We desperately need journalists with no sources, only data!” http://j.mp/9PNNos 
 
Big congrats to Lab contributor @SethCLewis, freshly minted PhD! http://j.mp/deHRRL 
 
Crowdsourced mapping, in 3G: how media outlets could make more use of @Ushahidi http://j.mp/dvpLKj 
 
.@niemanstory on Harvey Pekar: “his pen (and tongue) remained too sharp to settle in the soft focus of mass media” http://j.mp/ay26ek 
 
Sure, @WSJ has Foursquared breaking news http://j.mp/d0DCG5 But what about more common consumer experiences? @CJR reports http://j.mp/d31BTj 
 
“With surplus comes expendability”: more from @MatthewBattles‘ fantastic serial review of Shirky/Carr http://j.mp/diZCC7 
 
Did you know the Twitter fail whale was almost an elephant? http://j.mp/bDpbks (via@GuyKawasaki
 
Newspaper execs quietly call second quarter earnings a “dead cat bounce” http://j.mp/dAPW1Z 
 
Fascinating: Google may soon include users’ mouse movements as factors in its search rankings http://j.mp/cBg6R8 
 
Journal Register Company partners with Growthspur to help drive profits for community bloggers http://j.mp/bOtwo8 
 
Esquire, then Marie Claire, then Cosmo: Hearst announces more mags to be given the iPad treatment http://j.mp/cUhEsH 
 
Good morning! The WaPo acquires iCurrent, a personal news aggregator http://j.mp/axRIBI 
 
14
Jul
One case for long-form on the web: targeting the right kind of readers http://j.mp/b9KVbL 
 
Tomorrow, the BBC will launch a website with US-focused stories (via @romenesko) http://j.mp/ahQ0Yd 
 
“Ben & Jerry’s clearly feels…that their customers prefer contact through social media sites to email in their inbox.” http://j.mp/ct8FOp 
 
The Lab has a Shakespeare, a JK Rowling, and a Dan Brown http://iwl.me/ 
 
Would iTunes do better with a paywall model rather than micropayments? http://j.mp/aiJJg7 
 
During 2009-10, 90% of network shows appeared online, 50% of episodes within a day of their original air date http://j.mp/8Xgka2 
 
An update on #hollman, the Colombian journalist denied a visa–by the US–for his Nieman fellowship http://j.mp/aBmzDN