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@niemanlab archives: October 2010

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