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@niemanlab archives: November 2010

30
Nov
RT @MacDivaONA: Knight #NewsChallenge applicants: If you’re stuck & panicking, this @NiemanLab article might help: http://j.mp/hpeF8l #knc 
 
Report an Error Alliance wants to create “a de facto online standard for encouraging and displaying corrections” http://nie.mn/hJHHlK 
 
Congrats to @hatchjt, who’s moving from USA Today to @SunFoundation to lead Sunlight Live 
 
Need a climate expert on deadline? No problem http://nie.mn/fNaUoV 
 
@jaredbkeller Thanks for the link! I hadn’t heard of Truthy. Checking it out now. –LKM 
 
Is Twitter better at refuting lies? Or spreading them? http://nie.mn/hx7s2a 
 
Where journalism and speed dating meet: at an Android app contest http://nie.mn/f8sqk0 
 
Nick Denton explains why Gawker is moving beyond the blog http://nie.mn/fy7tJV 
 
Could the future of newspapers be gaming? http://nie.mn/gnwahR 
 
Atth Kindle users: You may have paid Amazon to download a book available free almost everywhere http://nie.mn/hmrLFy 
 
Paywall watch: Telegraph is planning to charge for content http://nie.mn/fVDH90 
 
NBC local media is looking for the top 20 Twitter stars in 10 of its markets to talk on air about trending issues http://nie.mn/f3B3D1 
 
Gaming the system: How one paper has adapted game technology to bring the news to life http://nie.mn/gnwahR 
 
“It’s the distribution of human judgment from a handful of elite taste-makers to our own self-selected maven-o-spheres” http://nie.mn/fwn5cM 
 
Has Boing Boing become “retro chic”? Either way, it still has millions of readers and makes money http://nie.mn/h9KRmU 
 
Good morning! Some props for @mediagazer http://nie.mn/eWTS3I , a site that launched with a bang http://nie.mn/i0lG5x 
 
29
Nov
Richard Branson’s publishing group will unveil its $2.99-per-issue iPad mag tomorrow http://nie.mn/fFx5z8 
 
Awesome job opp for an SF-based tech-culture writer: @Wired is looking for an Underwire reporter http://nie.mn/egSlj6 (via @johnpavlus
 
Nice. RT @zseward: Old WSJ story ranks first on Google search for “Verizon iPhone” so we’re greeting new visitors http://nie.mn/hUgOmR 
 
Per @randizuckerberg, Mark will interview George W. Bush at Facebook HQ in 30 minutes–2p PT http://apps.facebook.com/facebooklive 
 
Procrastinators, it’s not too late! The deadline for @Knightfdn‘s News Challenge is this Wed, 12/1 http://nie.mn/brbCur 
 
@TheAtlanticTech‘s “How To Build an Online Community”: a syllabus for the rest of us http://nie.mn/h4nr7U 
 
“This new battle for local ad dollars is growing…as merchants aim to make sense of the chaos of marketing choice.” http://nie.mn/gNdL8H 
 
Mimi Ito reports on YouMedia, a Chicago space that encourages teens to explore, create, and share media http://nie.mn/gDOyU2 (via @EthanZ
 
Google Earth 6 launches with integrated street view, more intuitive historical imagery, and…3D trees http://nie.mn/i5U3rf 
 
Adidas + artistry = one way to get a kick out of social media http://nie.mn/gwMgd2 (via @lavrusik
 
“In other words, females are shown dominated by rather than in charge of technology.” http://nie.mn/hWZ1Qf 
 
Thanks, @SuziSteffen @DebGendel! But @AnnaTarkov‘s right: We definitely didn’t invent the MT — we just shamelessly appropriated it. :) 
 
Nice mini-case study: Keller’s Q&A about Wikileaks http://nie.mn/eXjfTn versus Rusbridger’s http://nie.mn/eS5Bmt 
 
@Chanders Yep, @Ckanal‘s right! MT = “modified tweet.” We use it when we’ve changed the tweet, just to clarify that it isn’t a direct quote. 
 
MT @arusbridger: Prince Andrew on Guardian reporters: “those [expletive] journalists…who poke their noses everywhere” http://nie.mn/geHKZs 
 
Does semantic technology herald the demise of the hyperlink? http://nie.mn/hMjPuK 
 
One (tool) for all: Ryerson University gives its j-students Droid phones for reporting projects http://nie.mn/htKkZx 
 
Hooboy. RT @TheWeek: Here’s Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s old blog http://tiny.cc/j99su Last post: Aug. 2007 
 
Bill Keller on NYT’s publishing of state secrets: “We get to decide because America is cursed with a free press.” http://nie.mn/eXjfTn 
 
Startup advice from @dens: “Don’t let anyone tell you your ideas don’t work.” http://nie.mn/eCuJ7X 
 
A drug bust in a Rio favela–with a teenager armed with Twitter providing an insiders’ view http://nie.mn/eRK6mS (via @BBCPhilippaT
 
The FT expects that its content revenue will equal its ad revenue by 2013 http://nie.mn/gLJ4R4 (via @emilybell
 
PSA: Media Guardian is looking for a digital cartoonist, “an animator with a sense of humour” http://nie.mn/fKmh4a 
 
Metro papers reach only 8% of local biz markets–so there’s still 92% waiting to be tapped for ad/marketing revenue http://nie.mn/gNdL8H 
 
Zed Combinator? http://nie.mn/eerZRO 
 
Microsoft is laying the groundwork for an online pay-television subscription service http://nie.mn/hOz6yn 
 
“[I]…lip-synched to Lady Gaga’s Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history.” http://nie.mn/emcvel 
 
Good morning! The Guardian shared its copies of WikiLeaks’ State Dept cables with the NYT to avoid injunction http://nie.mn/i4mYQA 
 
24
Nov
PSA: ABC 57 wants programmers and community managers to “re-engineer” how broadcast, mobile and online works http://nie.mn/gs2sa9 
 
Innovation advice on Knight News Challenge? Looking for “the person who put the wheels on the suitcase” http://nie.mn/g0ukGT 
 
Newsy, featurey, or SEO friendly? Settle your headline debates with new A/B testing through WordPress plugin http://nie.mn/ef4ax4 
 
PSA: Washington Post is looking for a interactivity producer to work on web and mobile http://nie.mn/hRAAWi #Jobs 
 
Is Twitter “turning journalists into sniggering cheap-shot artists” http://nie.mn/dVSe5Y 
 
Why not start shopping early with this gift guide for independent online journalists http://nie.mn/e7s4M4