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

@niemanlab archives: May 2011

31
May
Want to understand the debt ceiling? The Washington Post has a neat video graphic explainer http://nie.mn/kpqjBj 
 
How Twitter is carefully trying to navigate British privacy laws http://nie.mn/joeOtx 
 
Why the CEO of Cheezburger says the design of news doesn’t meet the way we consume it http://nie.mn/lu4yLl 
 
The NYT is offering readers who get free access through Lincoln an iPad subscription for only $35 http://nie.mn/mOvsat 
 
What do you do when you’re offline? Tips on publishing news when your site’s down http://nie.mn/jr0iku 
 
What’s it like inside Tumblr? Founder David Karp shares a day in the life http://nie.mn/kmHCxD 
 
The British Library is continuing on with its plan to digitize newspapers http://nie.mn/kjjd8K 
 
The founder of reservation service Open Table is launching a community information and events network http://nie.mn/khNKXA 
 
How do you review Brook Gladstone’s graphic novel about the media? In a comic, of course. http://nie.mn/k2dc2G 
 
NYU is holding a summer conclave on money, tools and community in hyperlocal journalism http://nie.mn/lBOUvC 
 
Main Street Connect is launching 32 new local news sites in New York tomorrow http://nie.mn/lCeKzg 
 
The NYT’s @brianstelter lessons on reporting and tech from covering the tornado aftermath in Joplin http://nie.mn/lsNm3A 
 
The SF Chronicle has launched its iPad app, free for now, and $5.99 a month after 30 days http://nie.mn/kQLSQF 
 
PSA: The Boston Globe is looking for a newsroom developer http://nie.mn/l0fTya 
 
London-based Unbound is applying the Kickstarter model to raise money and publish books http://nie.mn/lULmbb 
 
Rolling Stone Publisher Jann Wenner says magazines rushing to the iPad are admitting defeat http://nie.mn/mRCxGP 
 
Good morning! While PBS sites were dealing with this weekend’s hacking, Newshour published on Tumblr http://nie.mn/kv7Hcy 
 
30
May
This Week in Review: Twitter confounds censorship, Facebook boosts traffic, Apple gets competition http://nie.mn/ldEg3v 
 
The Newport Daily News has had a paywall for two years, but print is still driving its business http://nie.mn/jU9lfo 
 
Josh Topolsky on Engadget and his move to SB Nation http://nie.mn/lFNC4R 
 
29
May
.@NPR continues to push the limits of live remote broadcasting http://nie.mn/mQCOvL 
 
How the media handled Sarah Palin’s 2009 “death panel” claims—and why that matters http://nie.mn/jhZvXf 
 
#Longreads is getting more social http://nie.mn/lCqIym 
 
28
May
How the web is driving the evolution of sportswriting http://nie.mn/ifkin8 
 
Congrats and welcome to the newest class of Nieman Fellows! http://nie.mn/kAgJfY 
 
Marc Maron’s WTF moves from podcast to public radio program (with bleeping) http://nie.mn/jvTQy8 
 
27
May
Memorial Day is upon us. See you Tuesday, everyone — have a great weekend! 
 
The Newport Daily News’ paywall is celebrating its second birthday. How it’s fared so far: http://nie.mn/jU9lfo 
 
Fun fact from This Week in Review: Marshall McLuhan totally predicted journalism’s financial woes http://nie.mn/ldEg3v 
 
This is just fantastic: @Guardian goes back to its print roots, cheekily http://nie.mn/l5ukX9 
 
Over at @CJR, @CraigSilverman has a great take on LSU’s “death panels’ study http://nie.mn/jKrjph 
 
Lots of great sessions in the schedule for #ONA11 — nice work, @ONAConf! http://nie.mn/lt8dGh 
 
From Beet.TV, more on citizen journalism app Meporter’s sponsorship arrangement with Forbes http://nie.mn/jrT8Bg 
 
The Newport Daily News has had a paywall for two years, but print is still driving its business http://nie.mn/jU9lfo 
 
How to: Share photos of your adorable child and/or pet without annoying your friends http://nie.mn/l8hdoN 
 
@sivavaid *Especially* the bots. “Great Expectations” will never the same after you’ve heard @grrrl123‘s analysis of it… 
 
Great #1book140 post from @mathewi: “What if everyone on Twitter read the same book?” http://nie.mn/kioDM0 
 
Love this list from @brainpicker: 5 must-read books about words and language http://nie.mn/lAmDFX 
 
Patch’s traffic has nearly doubled since January http://nie.mn/jNZXys 
 
“A shout-out on Twitter — is this the future of diplomacy?” http://nie.mn/m0GNF7 
 
Nice: @MargaretAtwood‘s thinking of joining the #1book140 club on The Blind Assassin (via @mathewi) http://nie.mn/ks5xc6 
 
The latest citizen journalism app, Meporter, plans to split news licensing revenue with its users http://nie.mn/mekQJH 
 
This Week in Review: Twitter confounds censorship, Facebook boosts traffic, Apple gets competition http://nie.mn/ldEg3v 
 
RIP, API: A list of the APIs that Google will be deprecating and shutting down http://nie.mn/iYvozZ 
 
“Hackathon for Egypt” leads to a platform for crowdsourcing the country’s new constitution (via @digiphile) http://nie.mn/mkMz7J 
 
Good morning! Facebook is developing ways to share media content: music, video, and news http://nie.mn/mDJr8e 
 
26
May
The #longreads challenge: Can a hashtag make money? http://nie.mn/lCqIym 
 
We interviewed Josh Topolsky about Engadget and his move to SB Nation http://nie.mn/lFNC4R 
 
How to win the New Yorker cartoon caption contest: Be in New York http://nie.mn/igacOw 
 
Why every student should learn journalism skills http://nie.mn/ii3q20