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@niemanlab archives: February 2011

28
Feb
Punk’s not dead, it’s just tweeting: A Lab video with Dan Sinker, newly outed as @MayorEmanuel http://nie.mn/eV3G2T 
 
“We got ahead of ourselves — and now we’re rowing back.” Denton’s memo on fixes to Gawker’s new look http://nie.mn/fL21q6 
 
ProPublica’s Kindle Single experiment may not rope in dollars, but their downloads are growing http://nie.mn/fUugxx 
 
The limits of tip-jar journalism: Why Kachingle has yet to take off http://nie.mn/dPnQVQ 
 
California Watch is taking its newsroom on the road and is asking readers where to go http://nie.mn/fRcLQ4 
 
Emotion-friendly: Likes, recommendations and how social media traffic could eclipse SEO http://nie.mn/hkU4jD 
 
The Future of Media is aggregating your monthly bills, at least for Hearst http://nie.mn/espgIi 
 
Visualization overload: An excellent infographic on infographics http://nie.mn/i4HAh0 
 
The cost of ProPublica’s latest Kindle Single? $0.00 http://nie.mn/fUugxx 
 
Good news! The exact number of times you can check-out HarperCollins e-books has been discovered: 26 http://nie.mn/dL79Hs 
 
Couldn’t make it to #NICAR11? @MacDivaONA has a round-up of sessions, discussions and new tools http://nie.mn/eyrHHV 
 
Surprise! Survey finds people want tablet devices to be cheaper! Also, willing to pay $5-$10 for news http://nie.mn/ghCMPt 
 
Taxes, phones, and editorial policies: Tips and lessons on starting a non-profit news orgnaization http://nie.mn/foxKFc 
 
Oscar-worthy or not, Facebook has become an integral part of journalism today http://nie.mn/gcT2ps 
 
Are trust and data the most valuable assets for media companies of the future http://nie.mn/e6iLrN 
 
The dead shall Tweet! On Reorbit your favorite departed author comes alive to Tweet their work http://nie.mn/gJFFzV 
 
Is Mashable all growns up? They’re hiring their own ad sales team http://nie.mn/ht4BM1 
 
Do you like us or recommend us? How the warring verbs of social media will influence the news’ future http://nie.mn/hkU4jD 
 
Remnants matter: Why publishers are now building their own ad exchanges http://nie.mn/f7Lgy1 
 
“For each dollar added to online revenue, the WaPo lost five dollars on print” http://nie.mn/fAeDve 
 
Meet Big News Boston, a new news visualization tool and a winner in the Boston Hack Day Challenge http://nie.mn/i6rQhK 
 
Good morning! In taking The Dish to The Beast, Andrew Sullivan will also contribute to Newsweek http://nie.mn/gB9m0f 
 
27
Feb
Begin the new week by catching up on the one that was. Here’s the latest This Week in Review http://nie.mn/eEhcW 
 
Life on the party train: How the WaPo’s Story Lab tapped night owls for “Metro after Midnight” http://nie.mn/ga7rEj 
 
McSweeney’s The Goods — a 21st-century version of the newspaper’s kids page — debuted this week http://nie.mn/f7YRPV 
 
Why the community news site Rockville Central is going Facebook-only http://nie.mn/eFupRc 
 
How one Irish news site mines Twitter for trends in covering the parliamentary election http://nie.mn/eQNZmo 
 
26
Feb
The NYT currently has 25,000 topic pages. Around 12,000 of them involve human curation http://nie.mn/i0kEwt 
 
Newsonomics: How newspapers are trying to reclaim the deals marketplace http://nie.mn/eVZkyG 
 
25
Feb
This Week in Review: Apple’s new rules, the evolution of blogging, and the short, happy life of TBD http://nie.mn/eEhcW 
 
Is this the coolest student journalist resume ever? http://nie.mn/dFAqQb 
 
The Peep show returns! (WaPo’s annual Peeps Diorama Contest, that is) http://nie.mn/f6iQZq 
 
Boston.com’s Hack Day Challenge takes place this weekend http://nie.mn/dZiMCp 
 
So @alexismadrigral did a smart thing: a side-by-side comparison of New Google and Old Google search results http://nie.mn/fFSyDI 
 
“Online News: Public Sphere or Echo Chamber?” A @c4fcm podcast featuring the Lab’s @jbenton http://nie.mn/i8Tf5o 
 
Zeitgeist-y new job title: “unmarketing manager” (via @emilybell) http://nie.mn/eQNQcn 
 
“Wrapping the whole world in intelligence”: Reed Hundt on the Internet and international law http://nie.mn/i5RrzG 
 
This Week in Review: Apple’s new rules, the evolution of blogging, and the short, happy life of TBD http://nie.mn/eEhcWR 
 
Oh, awesome. Dataviz, circa 1900 http://nie.mn/eUWXrk 
 
Garfield on the Twitter revolution debates: “Social media are not about messaging; they are about relationships” http://nie.mn/ek8nI5 
 
Demand Media exec: Despite Google’s updates, “we haven’t seen a material net impact on our Content & Media business” http://nie.mn/fdA8L7 
 
Good morning! Great conversation taking place in the comments on @jxpaton‘s TBD-reax blog post http://nie.mn/e3OxQS 
 
24
Feb
“This is the first time a National Magazine Award will be given to a magazine published on a tablet” http://nie.mn/egxm1d 
 
WNYC will tap the Public Insight Network to further their education reporting http://nie.mn/hKjRvT 
 
Curation, reader content and the smells of late night DC from The Post’s “Metro after midnight” http://nie.mn/ga7rEj 
 
New research on news consumption: How where you read affects what you read http://nie.mn/gxw1eq 
 
You too can now learn how to make TV the BBC way thanks to these online courses http://nie.mn/e0CwkY 
 
(link fixed) Popular on Twitter: Making sense of TBD (and making offers to TBDers), plus the condensed Tom Friedman http://nie.mn/g3kwNb 
 
Popular on Twitter: Making sense of TBD (and making offers to TBDers), plus the condensed Tom Friedman http://nie.mn/g3kwNb 
 
How one Norwegian newspaper teamed reporters and programmers on a story about traffic accident data http://nie.mn/hbHRqx