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Nieman Journalism Lab
Pushing to the future of journalism — A project of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard

@niemanlab archives: January 2011

31
Jan
How journos are using social media to report on Egypt http://nie.mn/gB06Qz 
 
Facebook is planning to launch a third-party commenting system “in a matter of weeks” http://nie.mn/i2Nlte 
 
.@NPR is adding text captions to its audio content http://nie.mn/hwYs8U 
 
RT @mathewi: Boston.com has a look at Tor, the anonymization project whose lead developer/advocate is @ioerror: http://is.gd/LONb8K 
 
The story has 1,000 faces: Compare this Kristof dispatch http://nie.mn/hhQdpT to this one http://nie.mn/fJEplK 
 
From reporting Egypt to making sense of WikiLeaks, the moment’s most popular stories on Twitter http://nie.mn/gptLJF 
 
@BBCPhilippaT @tonisellas Glad to hear it! Perhaps we should start a Twitter Friends matching service… :) 
 
Explanatory journalism, says linguist George Lakoff, should “decode the moral frameworks” embedded in language http://nie.mn/huZKGT 
 
PSA: TPM is hiring a developer/designer http://nie.mn/eu1BqQ 
 
The quiet brilliance of partnership: A few thoughts on the NewsBeast/CPI deal http://nie.mn/gSVPNg 
 
“The Fast Fix,” WaPo’s 60-second daily video update, has on some days exceeded 1 million views http://nie.mn/gQ5ZyJ 
 
.@Jxpaton on transforming Journal Register: “Our horse is dying; we have to get a new horse.” http://nie.mn/hnOVln 
 
Android has become the world’s leading smartphone platform http://nie.mn/fIHczv 
 
@jayrosen_nyu Fascinating. It’d make sense from several angles: “mutualized reporting,” only applied to context. (Mutualized explaining?) 
 
How @NPR is adding text captions to its audio content [fixed link] http://nie.mn/hwYs8U 
 
Nick Kristof is using Facebook to send updates from the ground in #Egypt http://nie.mn/fJEplK 
 
Ongo, says @filloux, is “too much of an automated aggregator as opposed to an edited news product” http://nie.mn/gTRSsV 
 
Good morning! The NYT’s ebook on WikiLeaks goes on sale today http://nie.mn/dS4r0B 
 
30
Jan
“No varnish—and very little artistry”: @Nickkristof reports from Egypt on his Facebook page http://nie.mn/fJEplK 
 
Ready to Win the Week? You’ll need the rundown on future of journalism news from This Week in Review: http://nie.mn/fK6Mml 
 
Context at your level: How Mother Jones backgrounder on Egypt serves different needs http://nie.mn/dOBjsg 
 
Newsonomics: Why a do-over now makes sense to publishers http://nie.mn/hMcdwI 
 
The State of the Union is strong, especially for new media on Whitehouse.gov http://nie.mn/icIaaV 
 
A new life for illustrations in the world of digital journalism http://nie.mn/i1P1Pn 
 
29
Jan
Need a weekly dose of future of journalism news? Then you’ll love our weekly email: http://nie.mn/ezzFhh 
 
Tyler Cowen talks about why Kindles and Nooks were right for his new book http://nie.mn/dJkXNx 
 
Reminder! Your applications for the Nieman Fellowship must be postmarked by Monday: http://nie.mn/gCR3oM 
 
Dave Winer asks what can J-schools do to help create journo-programmers? http://nie.mn/dVAOFd 
 
Knight News Challenge winner SeedSpeak wants to combine geolocation and civic engagement http://nie.mn/foK6H1 
 
28
Jan
Al Jazeera is letting others use their Egypt coverage under Creative Commons http://nie.mn/g0p1EZ 
 
The art of the Egypt explainer: how to serve users with different levels of background knowledge http://nie.mn/dOBjsg 
 
Tumblr is “growing by a quarter billion impressions every week” founder says http://nie.mn/hHuWxC 
 
TWiR: Publishers betting on aggregation in Ongo, a new day for Demand Media and Olbermann fallout http://nie.mn/fK6Mml 
 
Amazing RT @jaredbkeller: @NiemanLab MoJo doesn’t mess around. Still, take a look at the Tumblr channel, it’s incredible: http://j.mp/g2nhfh 
 
@jaredbkeller Thx for the tip! We looked at something similar to that earlier today: @MotherJones‘ excellent curation http://nie.mn/dOBjsg 
 
Monetization and new life for old content: ProPublica and the New York Times on e-books http://nie.mn/dMpqsl 
 
Popular now on Twitter – Egypt edition: Al Jazeera’s live feed, how the Internet was shut down and more http://nie.mn/fuANuz 
 
Which magazines are making money off iPad apps? http://nie.mn/hTIrhz 
 
Hack’s got your back: Hacks/Hackers has a jobs board http://nie.mn/fqRHO6 
 
PSA: San Francisco Chronicle is looking for an executive producer for SFGate http://nie.mn/fRRPbo 
 
Story submission pages, aggregation, donations and more common features on hyperlocal news sites http://nie.mn/dIrP3D 
 
If publishers want to win on the iPad they’ll need to create a portfolio of apps http://nie.mn/gt9S3U 
 
Considering the situation in Egypt, is Internet access a human right? http://nie.mn/dVnBvj 
 
“There is no rational basis for believing that Demand Media is worth more than the New York Times” http://nie.mn/hqoJHg 
 
How to: provide context for Egypt coverage http://nie.mn/dOBjsg 
 
RT @davidfolkenflik: Incredible aggregation of all things Egyptian by News Arabica http://bit.ly/dPKNKR 
 
Cal Wire: California Watch starts new distribution network to share stories with partner newspapers http://nie.mn/gih4yF 
 
This Week in Review: WikiLeaks rivals, Ongo aggregation play and Wall Street welcomes Demand Media http://nie.mn/fK6Mml 
 
Day in the Life: TheWrap tracked homepages of top news sites for speed, timeliness and more http://nie.mn/dQTrsl 
 
ESPN promises more transparency under new editorial guidelines…that aren’t public, yet. http://nie.mn/eAhiI7