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

@niemanlab archives: September 2010

30
Sep
“Companies will pay top dollar for top-end talent, and they’ll pay as little as possible for good-enough newsy content” http://nie.mn/acdsKe 
 
The Doublemint approach: Why the Globe’s new two-website strategy may be genius http://nie.mn/9vMejP 
 
Report finds community news sites aren’t replacing newspapers, but are adding “coverage that did not exist before” http://nie.mn/bjbLe1 
 
The beauty of data: An online journalist shows how data visualization helps storytelling http://nie.mn/9oVZUz 
 
For the price of $175 you too can learn about Hyperlocal blogging from the New York Times. Operators standing by http://nie.mn/9lQR5B 
 
Hiring journalistic “stars”: the value proposition isn’t as straightforward as it seems http://nie.mn/acdsKe 
 
In the Alternate Universe, would Columbia’s Campus Network, not Facebook be the premise for a movie? http://nie.mn/c7de80 
 
PSA: Business Insider is hiring a writer who “loves the online medium” http://nie.mn/ddWd8h 
 
Lesson from a tech startup: sometimes, you need a human http://nie.mn/92Fx58 
 
Big news: The NYT-owned Globe will bifurcate its web strategy in 2011, launching a paid site to complement the free http://nie.mn/a1F7cE 
 
“The essential fact of the internet is that nothing is permanent” Malcolm Gladwell Q&A on his Twitter piece http://nie.mn/9dkysU 
 
The Times (UK) saw a drop of 120,000 unique visitors in August, its second month behind a paywall http://nie.mn/aaNoQF 
 
Our experiment with @Storify http://nie.mn/byfIrB 
 
Have a first look at Qwiki, the winner of .@TechCrunch Disrupt and a new way to display information http://nie.mn/aRH7AJ 
 
As Twitter rolls out Promoted Tweets from advertisers, expect Starbucks and Disney, but not political campaigns. http://nie.mn/aAAFqD 
 
Good morning! A new study says representation of women in online news is “just as dismal” as in traditional news http://nie.mn/bHiWIC 
 
29
Sep
@James_daSilva You’re welcome! And, thanks! 
 
Atwood: “Anything that happens in social media is an extension of stuff we were already doing in some other way.” http://nie.mn/9nvjwc 
 
“This is an iPhone!” – Jim Lehrer introducing .@NewsHour‘s new iPhone App http://nie.mn/cdXfd8 
 
Blogging like the blotter: focussed, concise, consistent content works well in the social media world http://nie.mn/9BpT2j 
 
Using free online tools for media production: 95% awesome. When they go wrong, though…disaster http://nie.mn/cH8iqN 
 
Good for the Future of News? Survey by Scholastic says kids are interested in eReaders http://nie.mn/dyYV5x 
 
Congrats to Globeandmail.com, NYTimes.com, Time.com–Emmy winners in the “New Approaches to News/Documentary” category http://nie.mn/aeQtmF 
 
Twitter or NASA? Scroll down to check out video of Gatorade (social media) Mission Control http://nie.mn/ajidC8 
 
The Consumerist, The Awl and Apartment Therapy make Time’s Best Blogs, Daily Kos and Mashable “overrated” http://nie.mn/d9LHrR 
 
Jobs! Sorta. Scripps fellowship for online producers, multimedia reporters, developers & designers; apply on Facebook http://nie.mn/cZPBiO 
 
The rise of ebooks, or, why you should keep your Kindle in a lead-lined box http://nie.mn/9nvjwc 
 
“It’s sort of like running a Benetton…” @dabeard on his move to the National Journal http://nie.mn/afGrcR 
 
@eric_andersen Right. The new Kindle is around $150. 
 
Interesting: iPad owners skew young, male. Kindle users attract wealthier set http://nie.mn/brkHuZ 
 
Washington Post, New York Times and Gannett pool their cash, invest in start-up news sharing service http://nie.mn/bIFUcZ 
 
“Their protests, their sit-ins, take the simple form of making things and sharing them with each other.” http://nie.mn/dv7qUm 
 
“Knight wanted to remove the barriers to trying something new” http://nie.mn/bbqEeb 
 
.@HuffingtonPost is going to bus people from NYC to DC for Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” http://nie.mn/bgy1TW 
 
Couldn’t attend last week’s Block by Block conference? Catch up with the #bxb2010 video archive http://nie.mn/alFInM 
 
Just FYI: We now live in a world in which “What is Gawker?” has been a Jeopardy question. http://nie.mn/be4Ycu 
 
Good morning! Google predicts that, by 2015, display advertising will be a $50 billion market http://nie.mn/aXeouV 
 
28
Sep
How lawful is aggregation? Are bloggers liable for libel? If you’ve ever wondered, you should probably know about this http://nie.mn/9EwPXn 
 
Of online news and Big Macs http://nie.mn/bWUuv1 
 
“What we’re finding is the simpler the story, the more it resonates with average people.” http://nie.mn/bJVnxu 
 
“It’s a magazining of web content beyond anything we might have expected.” http://nie.mn/aeGHZn 
 
Make of this what you will: Twitter now gets more traffic than MySpace http://nie.mn/ciXHQS 
 
Knight Foundation plans to cover costs for non profit news orgs to use Press+ pay platform http://nie.mn/bbqEeb 
 
Imitation in the news: how what we consume is like McDonalds http://nie.mn/bWUuv1 
 
“There’s this desperate need for information and scrutiny” http://nie.mn/bGfTSY 
 
Check-in, Danno: TVGuide.com to offer Foursquare-like check-ins for watching your favorite shows http://nie.mn/9pS4Mo 
 
Who is Ken Jautz? The new head of CNN discovered Glenn Beck, made Nancy Grace a star http://nie.mn/czSD7I 
 
Facebook researchers figured out a way to predict your ethnicity http://nie.mn/aoAUKF 
 
Congratulations @ONA Journalism Award finalists! http://nie.mn/dA7DrB 
 
An invaluable resource on media law in the Internet age, from the smarties at @berkmancenter http://nie.mn/9EwPXn