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@niemanlab archives: October 2010

31
Oct
Getting ready for what’s ahead with The Week in Review: WikiLeaks new doc drop, NPR backlash and iPad magazine apps http://nie.mn/95vk9l 
 
Inquiring minds want to know, is user engagement working in your newsroom? http://nie.mn/cq8KJF 
 
Long-form investigative journalism finds new life on Center for Public Integrity’s new product http://nie.mn/cUj1Ej 
 
Long-form investigative journalism finds new life on Center for Public Integrity’s new product ttp://nie.mn/cUj1Ej 
 
In figuring a formula for user engagement in news, where does revenue fit? http://nie.mn/aFrhNY 
 
The “Wikification” of a series on highways leads to success for the Roanoke Times http://nie.mn/aHZbAk 
 
Subscriptions, advertising and what else? The Newsonomics of the Third Leg http://nie.mn/9SDDn8 
 
Bigger, broader, bugs: @media_bugs revamps its site and its scope http://nie.mn/dnhHXz 
 
30
Oct
How has the Knight News Challenge evolved, and what role will impact and business plans play in the competition http://nie.mn/aiy9Lp 
 
Google News: Google’s $5 million donation and why they want to fund innovation in news http://nie.mn/d05E0A 
 
Success in a niche: Find out what PA2010 is doing to build an audience http://nie.mn/bKXXWm 
 
The Philly Formula: How one site created a seven-part formula for measuring engagement http://nie.mn/aI98sM 
 
Cooking for the Crowd: An NYT foodie indulges in cuisine and crowdsourcing http://nie.mn/9hU3PT 
 
The National Journal relaunch: Placing a bet on a free/pay strategy for the future http://nie.mn/aZGsry 
 
The questions asked this week: With its “P” and its “J” being redefined how can @spj_tweets stay relevant? http://nie.mn/b2CcK 
 
“An R&D lab for the news industry.” Go behind the scenes at UNC’s new digital newsroom http://nie.mn/b9xTjH 
 
29
Oct
Weekend? Not yet. Week in Review: WikiLeaks’ latest doc drop, the NPR backlash, and disappointing iPad magazines http://nie.mn/95vk9l 
 
Political dollars go old school: Campaigns spend less on digital, more on traditional media this year http://nie.mn/bKTltY 
 
Roanoke Times, readers and I-81: “This road is in our future” http://nie.mn/aHZbAk 
 
Per a note on its #ONA10 live-blog page, @Poynter is partnering with @ONA to collaborate on training, events, content http://nie.mn/9xMf7G 
 
What does user engagement mean in your newsroom and is it working? #ONA10 http://nie.mn/cq8KJF 
 
It’s more than dropping circulation leading print reporters to get on the online news bandwagon http://nie.mn/bhwPFh 
 
The new journalism ecosystem: Non-profit and investigative startups http://nie.mn/buWWsy 
 
Recommendation! Publishers investing in “You might be interested in” widgets to help traffic http://nie.mn/9SOIOp 
 
RT @publici: Proud to announce that we’re joining the @publicinsight network with @CIRonline & @ProPublica: http://ow.ly/31vgs 
 
Center for Public Integrity’s new app-like product wants to bring ease to reading long form journalism anywhere http://nie.mn/cUj1Ej 
 
What if you didn’t need an iPad to enjoy long-form investigative reporting in digital form? http://nie.mn/cUj1Ej 
 
Week in Review: WikiLeaks under the microscope, NPR taking fire, the curious state of magazine iPad apps and more http://nie.mn/95vk9l 
 
The Roanoke Times wikifies a series about a highway (and became a finalist for a #ONA10 award) http://nie.mn/aHZbAk 
 
WSJ planning election night live online coverage from newsroom with real-time reports from the field http://nie.mn/9Vrdjh 
 
The Public Insight Network wants to know how audience engagement works in the newsroom #ONA10 http://nie.mn/cq8KJF 
 
Texas Tribune content debuts in New York Times http://nie.mn/c1sxdE 
 
Good morning! Couldn’t make it to #ONA10? Watch the livestream, beginning with today’s keynote http://nie.mn/bneHvq 
 
28
Oct
Huffington Post gets jump on election night with live blog and comment stream http://nie.mn/asY8HY 
 
How effective is a user engagement equation that doesn’t take in a newspaper’s bottom line? http://nie.mn/aFrhNY 
 
Doom check? Harris poll finds 55 % say traditional media as we know it will be gone in 10 years http://nie.mn/9v1C4C 
 
RT @RWW: Twitter Used to Gather Questions for White House Briefing http://rww.to/bOXVDr 
 
Foundation funding, syndication and other “third legs” to help pay for news content http://nie.mn/9SDDn8 
 
Forbes asks the crowd to help make its January issue and “Names You Need to Know” series http://nie.mn/df2xz5 
 
Journalistic excellence, utility & presentation: Is the future of journalism more info and less facts? http://nie.mn/8XXEFg 
 
In revamping itself, the Center for Public Integrity plans a new website as a daily source for investigative news http://nie.mn/dbG0DC 
 
Engagement: Where does revenue fit into the equation? http://nie.mn/aFrhNY 
 
“These apps demand that you confine yourself to a remote, suburban cul-de-sac” http://nie.mn/95FMwu 
 
News orgs to DocumentCloud: More election ballots please http://nie.mn/cfJS2d 
 
RT @placeblogger: If you’re doing a news startup, how should you incorporate? Here’s a tipsheet: http://bit.ly/dntBR8 #ONA10 
 
Today in Newsonomics: Publishers need a third a third leg to stand on, and help pay for content http://nie.mn/9SDDn8 
 
Extra! Extra? Newspaper headline app may be syphoning off the Newseum’s front pages http://nie.mn/aJF0Zc 
 
Good morning! WSJ, Detroit Free Press and NYT top newspapers in e-edition subscriptions http://nie.mn/a31HdU 
 
27
Oct
What to watch for as the Knight News Challenge enters a new cycle http://nie.mn/aiy9Lp 
 
The cultural normalization of data-mapping (McRib Sandwich edition) http://nie.mn/9jJ8H5 http://nie.mn/cYLNek