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@niemanlab archives: December 2010

29
Dec
I have found the cognitive surplus, and it hates pigs: Clay Shirky and Angry Birds, together at last http://nie.mn/ep0lWr 
 
22
Dec
Thanks to our countless contributors for predicting the future of news in 2011 and everyone who took the reader poll! 
 
In 2011: Online readership stays flat, AP’s begins news clearinghouse and Journal Register Co. copycats emerge http://nie.mn/g7mFrF 
 
For the mobile journalist: Webster’s dictionary app now lets you speak to it to look up words http://nie.mn/dGFkoB 
 
The (very unscientific) results are in: What lab readers prediction for the future of news in 2011 http://nie.mn/f5ypjD 
 
We’re closing up the lab for 2010! If you need us we’ll be on the beach, in the bayou or baconing-up the holidays. Get ready for 2011! 
 
Maine newspaper commits to ending anonymous comments, requiring full names in 2011 http://nie.mn/hHpf0q 
 
A Twitter/Facebook merger? Newspaper closings? Local media starups? Checking up on 2010 predictions http://nie.mn/ftvyo1 
 
Best innovations of 2010? Gourmet Live app, TBD’s community engagement team and Pop Sugar’s Retail Therapy http://nie.mn/gzCTht 
 
What’s popular now on Twitter? WaPo and Kaplan, Chirpstory and duPont winners http://nie.mn/eVg8xl 
 
How .@PostBroncos became a Twitter-holic and changed her routine on the sports desk, from .@NiemanReports http://nie.mn/hDHztZ 
 
Attention newspapers (and entrepreneurs): Want to build a better Groupon? Here’s a few suggestions http://nie.mn/hn8YgR 
 
The results of our reader survey on 2011: NYT paywall success, “Clay Rosen” and mergers galore http://nie.mn/f5ypjD 
 
.@Webbmedia‘s predictions for 2011: IP addresses are running out and news orgs need to be ready for the change http://nie.mn/fk8Jhj 
 
Regret the Error looks back on 2010: Cooks Source takes the prize, plus a year in corrections http://nie.mn/eiimdT 
 
2011 predictions: Expect location services, social coupons, news, gaming and tablets to convergehttp://nie.mn/g7mFrF 
 
Newspapers pulled ahead of broadcaster for minutes of streamed video in late 2010, survey says http://nie.mn/gHniK2 
 
Facebook is experimenting with a filtering feature for individual newsfeeds http://nie.mn/f8xAnw 
 
Keeping ‘em honest: How did .@martinlangeveld‘s 2010 predictions for mobile, circulation and shakeups fare? http://nie.mn/ftvyo1 
 
A case against content partnerships: Do big and small news sites really need each other? http://nie.mn/ejq8gh 
 
With ad dollars flowing their way, is the future of local news local TV? http://nie.mn/h2lzlu 
 
From .@Niemanreports: How a Denver Broncos beat reporter applies old rules to new tools like Twitter http://nie.mn/hDHztZ 
 
The price is (apparently) right: iPad users say news and magazine apps are appropriately priced http://nie.mn/e65WnK 
 
Here’s Chirpstory, the newest tool for curating and storytelling through Twitter http://nie.mn/eS9QaQ 
 
2011 Predictions from Amy Webb: Big hyperlocal investments, refined geolocation apps and curation on tablets http://nie.mn/fk8Jhj 
 
FCC’s Open Internet Apps Challenge calls on developers to make tools for better understanding of the web http://nie.mn/hQ4BvY 
 
Good morning! New survey finds most of you really, really can’t live without high speed Internet http://nie.mn/eEvjoB 
 
21
Dec
In the future expect data and secrets to be distributed. Think BitTorrent, not Napster http://nie.mn/epwGIC 
 
In 2011 “we’re going to see news organizations implement location-based news features into their mobile apps” http://nie.mn/fqsZDN 
 
From #Niemanleaks: Finding solutions and tools to help track documents, numbers, and military social media http://nie.mn/eicieE 
 
Apple tells .@NYTimesbits the WikiLeaks docs app “violated our developer guidelines” http://nie.mn/gutuTb 
 
Jennifer 8 Lee on Americans comfort with “Little Brother” and how it affects journalism http://nie.mn/hSsReR 
 
Thinking of joining Demand Media’s blog distribution network? Make sure to read the fine print http://nie.mn/ggD0Fq 
 
What’s popular on Twitter now? Comments at The Atlantic, HuffPo’s new iPad app and net neutrality hearings http://nie.mn/gRpzyA 
 
A continuum of technologically enhanced storytelling that traces back to computer-assisted reporting http://nie.mn/gKt53b 
 
Thanks, but no thanks: Americans say NO to online tracking by advertisers in a new poll http://nie.mn/enrCdQ 
 
The takeaway from #NiemanLeaks? Post-WikiLeaks context remains key for journalists http://nie.mn/fBow15 
 
How InvestigateWest and msnbc.com partnered on a series about rat poisons in the environment http://nie.mn/eGquCB 
 
Want to engage young readers on their phone? Newspapers may be wise to consider text messages http://nie.mn/fPAdZX 
 
Jennifer 8. Lee on raw data, APIs, and the growth of “Little Brother” http://nie.mn/hSsReR 
 
HuffPo unveils NewsGlide, its new iPad app, and talks about tablet influences coming to website http://nie.mn/i0IO8u 
 
As we await The Daily, MediaWeek offers this graphic on Rupert Murdoch’s hits & misses with online business http://nie.mn/ihvJzR 
 
How do you understand and explain data when it comes by the gigabyte? http://nie.mn/epwGIC 
 
News of the World comes to the iPad! And will cost you more than a print subscription. http://nie.mn/ft8DcA 
 
The best digital makeovers of 2010? NPR, The Atlantic and the Journal Register Co. make the list http://nie.mn/fEiRum 
 
The future of news in 2011? Tablet-only, mobile-first: News orgs native to new platforms coming soon http://nie.mn/fqsZDN 
 
Meet Basetrack, an online storytelling project with photographers and marines in Afghanistan http://nie.mn/hWP6lu 
 
Not so fast Groupon: .@Mathewi says just because you hire writers it doesn’t mean you’re doing journalism http://nie.mn/fj1e3x 
 
#NiemanLeaks: A new world swarming with data and documents require new tools for reporting http://nie.mn/eicieE 
 
Editor & Publisher plans to revamp its website, offer more photos, more accessible archives, and obits. http://nie.mn/idXxdg