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

@niemanlab archives: August 2010

31
Aug
You’ll want to set time aside to watch this TED/@mccandelish video on the beauty of dataviz. Trust us. http://nie.mn/cXCKaV 
 
News outlet + mobile space + real estate porn http://nie.mn/bCqY2B 
 
For j-schools, high schoolers as revenue stream http://nie.mn/bOQoWk 
 
Today, from 4-5p EDT/1-2 p PST, @ONA is hosting a live discussion about real-time ethics for journos http://nie.mn/b7NIUH 
 
RT @Newsweek: Newsweek launched an English-language edition in Pakistan this week, the first by a prominent Western title in the country. 
 
The visualization of sound: very cool project sono-maps New York City (via @brainpicker) http://nie.mn/acU8uE 
 
How high schoolers are helping j-schools with revenue, content http://nie.mn/bOQoWk 
 
Video recommendation tool Taboola gives publishers a 100% to 500% “uplift” in video views http://nie.mn/csqRq3 
 
Watch out Tucker Carlson: Glenn Beck hires Breitbart alum to run his new news site http://nie.mn/clCMc3 
 
The Dallas Morning News considers moving staff reports, Cowboy news behind a paywall http://nie.mn/c2AgK5 
 
Want to eavesdrop on smarties discussing the ins-and-outs of local news? Check the convo btw @michelemclellan @chanders http://nie.mn/cYELIX 
 
The service side: the value of newspaper apps that have very little to do with the news http://nie.mn/bCqY2B 
 
Al-Jazeera revamps its English website with improved readability and more sharing functionality http://nie.mn/dgY0Cf (via @iwantmedia
 
First Gourmet came back for the iPad, now in print for special newsstand-only edition http://nie.mn/d8fC9G 
 
RT @jeffjarvis: GOOG’s priority mailbox http://bit.ly/deSARe is a step toward @marisaamayer‘s hyperpersonal news stream http://bit.ly/bPiT7O 
 
Good morning! The NYT’s new “Log In With Facebook” feature will collect data for the TimesPeople API http://nie.mn/aq2zly 
 
30
Aug
Why the Google/AP deal might just be the end of the beginning http://nie.mn/bRIxb6 
 
Network Effect 101: @hermida on teaching social media in J-school http://nie.mn/99KGsN 
 
RT @APStylebook: A new Stylebook Online entry: NPR is acceptable in all references to National Public Radio. #apstyle 
 
A Breathalyzer for headlines http://nie.mn/aQ0anv 
 
How to build a (we think) pretty awesome iPhone app–for $624 http://nie.mn/alLaEU 
 
Friends? Frenemies? What today’s AP/Google license renewal might mean for their relationship http://nie.mn/bRIxb6 
 
When to delete: confessions of an online moderator http://nie.mn/cPsvFd 
 
Interesting nugget in this OED-to-go-online-only story: despite its eminence, the dictionary has never made a profit http://nie.mn/98WqtW 
 
From New Orleans to showering mayors: How The Atlantic is making use of Tumblr http://nie.mn/bEKBqs 
 
How do you make local media work? 10 lessons from Oakland Local’s @susanmernit http://nie.mn/bqwN8y 
 
Interesting: a Kachingle concept, but with tips paid for by sponsors http://nie.mn/bOLmkd 
 
The Onion takes on TIME mag, reductive trend stories, and “the beloved children’s character, Joe Klein” http://nie.mn/bza17A 
 
Apple and sausage: Lab director @jbenton on how he built our snazzy new iPhone app http://nie.mn/alLaEU 
 
10 ways data sets are changing how we live http://nie.mn/9n192o (via @nickbilton
 
.@Foursquare now has more than 3 million users http://nie.mn/b9nkx7 
 
“Ninety percent of everything is crap, but that’s nothing novel. There’s just more everything now.” http://nie.mn/bVr3Ff 
 
Good morning! Per the FT, YouTube will feature streaming movie rentals from major studios by the end of the year http://nie.mn/dA1rDQ 
 
29
Aug
This has nothing at all to do with the Emmys. http://nie.mn/9O54UL 
 
For everything you missed in the future of news last week http://nie.mn/8ZxMcO 
 
28
Aug
Why non-journalism revenue streams are important for news orgs http://nie.mn/aAeVQm 
 
NPR’s new Argo Project mixes local content with national structure http://nie.mn/aPupZI 
 
Future of news in your pocket! http://nie.mn/cDK0GV 
 
27
Aug
Want to catch up on the week that was? Here you go http://nie.mn/8ZxMcO 
 
Social networking among Internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled between April ’09 and May ’10—from 22% to 42% http://nie.mn/bFzugK 
 
Choose your size: @ProPublica‘s big new story comes in small http://nie.mn/dkfuTq, medium http://nie.mn/c4MMxQ, large http://nie.mn/dokeIs 
 
“Meet the Press” to use Facebook to crowdsource questions for its midterm Senate debate series http://nie.mn/baY1ic 
 
Public service announcement: Today’s the last day to vote for the panels you want to see at SXSW http://j.mp/cmkVuB 
 
Information wants to be freed: why @CJR is suing the State of New York http://nie.mn/9uh5Dr 
 
Great, interactive infographic takes you under the surface of the Gulf oil spill http://nie.mn/arJuGi (via @10000words
 
ABCNews.com is using Facbeook Connect to livestream web-exclusive coverage of the Katrina anniversary http://nie.mn/9KBA5G 
 
Thanks to all who sent us kind words about our new iPhone app this week. We’re excited about it–glad you are, too. http://nie.mn/amIXNU 
 
A CDO explanation for the rest of us. Al Granberg comic strip is worth 4,000 words http://nie.mn/dkfuTq 
 
For a reminder of on why Web distribution has such potential, check out what it takes to make the FT print edition http://nie.mn/9i5TAi 
 
“Be nice,” “Say yes”…and more advice on personal brand-building from @10000words http://nie.mn/choQV1