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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

28
Sep
Genius! David Simon is among the winners of this year’s MacArthur fellowships http://nie.mn/bJx8z3 
 
Good morning! Per @nicknotned, “a Facebook edition could be Gawker’s future” http://nie.mn/8ZVKXd 
 
27
Sep
“journalism needs a better understanding of how its products could actually be used to effect change” http://nie.mn/9YPSPA 
 
“Can’t we know people through their writing? Is face-to-face contact the only way to build strong ties?” http://nie.mn/cDTxcv 
 
Just imagining what the @niemanlab Twitter TV show would be like http://nie.mn/arBYIf 
 
Chicago’s Better Govt Assn has been investigating corruption since Al Capone. Here’s what it’s like in a digital age http://nie.mn/bGfTSY 
 
You launched your startup. Now what? http://nie.mn/btDzMH 
 
What should a good government organization look like in 2010? http://nie.mn/bGfTSY 
 
Why buy an ad on Forbes when you can buy your own blog? http://nie.mn/d6BSCx 
 
The AP is developing an app that brings the logic of ad circulars to iPads and smartphones http://nie.mn/dha1Z4 
 
“In an IM Denton sent me…he wrote, ‘You can write anything as long as you mention I tripled the traffic both times.’” http://nie.mn/9JFi29 
 
Author of the Facebook Effect lays out five myths about the networking giant http://nie.mn/94mHNu 
 
New Twitter ad platform gets mixed reviews from marketers http://nie.mn/b0hjNf 
 
Why impatience is a virtue…and also a vice http://nie.mn/a6zFrV 
 
Meet Library Systems & Services, the private company that runs the fifth-largest library system in the US http://nie.mn/ch8ufQ 
 
Pulitzer winner, en route to new gig with @WSJ, uses prize money to create fund for “Rural Computer-Assisted Reporting” http://nie.mn/ax2lbo 
 
Some news about Apple: per a Pew study, the company commands an inordinate amount of media attention http://nie.mn/9diWwf 
 
Good morning! Condé Nast creates an award for business savvy among its editors, publishers http://nie.mn/9zMRj8 
 
26
Sep
Got a free couch? Adopt a hacker http://nie.mn/aEvOkL 
 
Foreign Policy experiments with ebook publishing, giving new life to dispatches from Afghanistan http://nie.mn/ci6KoH 
 
25
Sep
Journal Register teams up with Outside.in to create Philly portal http://nie.mn/9V1bHe 
 
What’s the impact of SEO on journalists? Reporting from the field http://nie.mn/9oVGnv 
 
24
Sep
Beauty and usability: new trends in digital design http://nie.mn/c7srhi, featuring ideas from @jbenton http://nie.mn/con2A2 
 
But does she blog? Barbie gets her 125th job, journalist http://nie.mn/9ZGPlC 
 
“Forums can be inscrutable to outsiders. And they get far less attention than the other two culture-drivers” http://nie.mn/awFkNp 
 
Google’s Eric Schmidt: “People are willing to spend an awful lot of money on fake animals.” http://nie.mn/d8t046 
 
Catch up on this week in the future of news http://nie.mn/aRktxs 
 
Which coffee shops does Malcolm Gladwell like best? That and more in WSJ’s new weekend section http://nie.mn/adovWh (via @iwantmedia
 
Catch up on all your future of news news with the latest installment of This Week in Review http://nie.mn/aRktxs 
 
Looks like Verizon is following in AT&T’s footsteps with tiered data plans and a cap http://nie.mn/bNLYZk 
 
Good morning! Has the UK Times’ paywall killed its blogs? http://nie.mn/c6up1h 
 
23
Sep
Vkontakte spanks Facebook in Russia http://nie.mn/aSV0Ub 
 
@jkandel thanks to @mthomps
 
Some neat graphics on the state of the blogosphere http://j.mp/d5qqxg 
 
Couldn’t make the Block by Block conference in Chicago? Catch it streaming live http://j.mp/cTFu6J 
 
Peter Rojas on the Web: “It’s sort of a tragedy of the commons where the tragedy is our attention” http://j.mp/aimzWU 
 
New Newsonomics column: how the news biz is figuring out the middleman (Apple) http://j.mp/cwkd6y 
 
Does your news org chase traffic or drive traffic? Reports from the field on SEO http://j.mp/d32I3B 
 
Trained professional, or slave to Google Trends? How some journalists think about SEO in the newsroom http://nie.mn/9oVGnv 
 
Hearst puts some skin in the game, offers “financial rewards” for employees whose ideas go into development http://j.mp/bord09 
 
Why the Apple/newspaper tiff matters so much http://j.mp/dA4AWp 
 
Huffington on Downie slam: “We need to stop pretending that we can somehow hop into a journalistic Way Back Machine” http://j.mp/bdGoaP 
 
Facebook signed on to Nielsen experiment meant to improve data given to online advertisers http://j.mp/9JCTWJ 
 
Traffic has increased four fold since the NYT foreign pages and the IHT integrated online to form the Times Global edition… 
 
Journal Register teams up with Outside.in to launch a Philly-centric portal http://j.mp/cdmusO 
 
Len Downie says HuffPo draws traffic from “titillating gossip and sex” http://j.mp/9VZJp9 
 
Forbes gets a Facelift http://nie.mn/bI2nwI 
 
Good morning! Twitter will launch a real-time analytics dashboard later this year http://nie.mn/bmUplR 
 
22
Sep
John Cook on his return to Gawker: “I think Nick Denton is going to win the Internet.” http://nie.mn/aIWAMw 
 
“There’s a role to be filled by providing simplicity, a more limited universe of choices, and information underload.” http://nie.mn/con2A2