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

@niemanlab archives: April 2011

30
Apr
Any college J school can incorporate the Pearl Project http://nie.mn/fSfH4q 
 
Slate’s latest Slatest slates more frequent updates http://nie.mn/dIquYF 
 
The Stream is a web community with its own TV show, brought to you by Al Jazeera English http://nie.mn/ecKBKG 
 
ReVista is a great resource on new Latin American journalism http://nie.mn/gwWDry 
 
Byliner promises you something good to read. Could it save the long form? http://nie.mn/hJD4wo 
 
29
Apr
Update to a story we tweeted this morning. MT @Poynter: WH press secretary: “No reporters have been banned.” http://t.co/9PbMxX6 
 
Overlooked this: Stuff Journalists Like, including #35 Name Dropping (what?) and #3 Free Food (never!) http://nie.mn/mqrfBH via @10000Words 
 
#FutureOfNews Innovation of the Day: The Guardian makes a certain wedding disappear with one click http://nie.mn/jtHLmU 
 
MSNBC.com’s @BreakingNews team traces info to its source http://nie.mn/lCyA2p 
 
What’s Patch doing right? Transparency over objectivity, says @laurenmichell. (Agree?) http://nie.mn/mEFCXb 
 
PSA: Applications are open for the U. of King’s “Summer School in Data Journalism” in Nova Scotia http://nie.mn/jEnObY 
 
Twitter appears to have introduced text ads http://yfrog.com/h070fgp http://nie.mn/kTiig4 
 
Congrats to @katchesmark on becoming @CIRonline‘s editorial director and @chasedavis its tech director! http://nie.mn/luQeRc 
 
RT @mallarytenore: NPR names Miami Herald’s Edward Schumacher-Matos as its new ombudsman. 
 
Twitter executive says the service has 200+ million users; 70% of traffic is from outside the U.S. http://nie.mn/mE8fEu 
 
Interesting: Might Netflix kill Internet movie piracy? It’s cheap, and so much easier http://nie.mn/l7ylGm 
 
RT @NewsHour: Our Endeavour NASA Stream is live: http://bit.ly/newshourlive 
 
We round up this week in news: WikiLeaks’ forced hand, a Patch recruiting push, and two sets of news maxims http://nie.mn/mBopxM 
 
A businessman is prepared to offer $200+ million for the Boston Globe — much more than two summers ago http://nie.mn/kWgKhJ 
 
No. 1 on Reddit? A thank-you note from PBS that encouraged hundreds more to give http://nie.mn/iPnKFN 
 
Good morning! The White House banished a “print pool” reporter for pulling out a phone to record video http://nie.mn/ltKKxe 
 
28
Apr
Are smartphones “the technology that turns everyone into a radio reporter” http://nie.mn/jhkkxA 
 
Wait, is that an iPad on the President’s desk in the Oval Office? http://nie.mn/jK7S1o 
 
Popular on Twitter: That useless journalism degree, Kickstarter’s birthday and Instapaper free http://nie.mn/lU4se9 
 
We study metrics for traffic and engagement, but what about the cost of producing a single story http://nie.mn/joz8b3 
 
Stats: 85% of money pledged on Kickstarter is collected and 43% of projects are successful http://nie.mn/in3h8B 
 
How dedicated are Slate readers? They’ll travel to be part of live show podcasts http://nie.mn/jqFBDH 
 
Marco Arment talks about the slow – and quiet – retirement of Instapaper Free http://nie.mn/lmTI0y 
 
The City of Philadelphia wants to create an army of watchdogs with an anti-corruption app http://nie.mn/mHCyZz 
 
The handiest reporting tool you’ll ever need may be the smartphone in your pocket http://nie.mn/jhkkxA 
 
When a Florida TV station was unable to broadcast this week, they turned to Facebook to post video http://nie.mn/jTX8V4 
 
The newsonomics of story cost accounting http://nie.mn/joz8b3 
 
Bookmarked links saved! Delicious has been bought and will be expanded http://nie.mn/jzuQnV 
 
With more social news apps, could over-curation of the news become a problem? http://nie.mn/mKEfDu 
 
A look behind the scenes on the collaboration between NPR, Frontline and ProPublica for “Post Mortem” http://nie.mn/mwUltZ 
 
Good morning! The Guardian is ending Guardian Local, its beatblogging experiment in communities http://nie.mn/myQ6jR 
 
27
Apr
In NPR’s app usage stats, an engagement gap between reading and listening http://nie.mn/jBAPRY 
 
Wow, none of these Steve Jobs lookalike contestants looks anything like Steve Jobs http://nie.mn/lUd0GB 
 
Want to help bring #ONA11 together? Sign up to become a volunteer http://nie.mn/j7srqj 
 
Facebook plans to hold “Hackamonths” for its engineers each month starting this summer http://nie.mn/kO7I4d 
 
“We hope this rich data of London…brings you that little bit closer to this historic event.” http://nie.mn/j8mwtO 
 
Android’s app store will be the same size as Apple’s by this July http://nie.mn/lcKRux 
 
Meet the visual-storytelling arm of the AP http://nie.mn/fy7tUJ 
 
.@ProPublica, using @documentcloud, compares classified & unclassified versions of Guantánamo ruling http://nie.mn/lD8eRh 
 
Via @jeffsonderman: “This story has been updated to include salacious details.” http://nie.mn/jjEwZ7 
 
Hey, public radio’s Jesse Thorn (@youngamerican) is taking questions in the comments of our piece on him http://nie.mn/ibJnPQ 
 
So far in 2011, fewer than 50% of @NPR’s iPhone users have listened to audio inside its app http://nie.mn/jBAPRY 
 
“Podcasting is filling in that niche that radio wasn’t and isn’t providing.” http://nie.mn/ibJnPQ 
 
Big news: YouTube’s founders are buying Delicious from Yahoo http://nie.mn/iSyxcx 
 
How “The Sound of Young America” host Jesse Thorn turned a radio show into a media empire http://nie.mn/ibJnPQ