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@niemanlab archives: May 16, 2011

Behind Columbia J-School’s new New York World 
A recent survey of small newspapers says only 15% don’t plan to charge for content soon 
What does the reaction to ad-supported Kindle say about consumer’s attitudes towards ads? 
Can memories be digitized? How does new media change how we experience stories? More from MIT7 
PSA: We’re holding another Lab Happy Hour this Wednesday. Stop by if you’re in the area #FutureofBrews 
NYT says the turnaround for starts with fixing the expert guides 
Behind Columbia’s new New York World and building a context and community focused news service 
A video look at Al Gore’s “Our Choice,” a full-length book made for the iPad 
Steve Forbes says revenue from accounts for 50 % of the magazine’s total revenues 
PSA: Mashable is staffing up for writers and community engagement 
It’s that time again! Come have a drink with us this Wednesday for our second Lab happy hour! 
Want to dive into ProPublica’s Pulitzer winning Wall Street series? It’s now in Kindle Single form 
Moneyball & paywalls: How are paid content plans working for smaller newspapers? 
AOL is adding to its list of sites (and competitors) with AOL Industry 
Friends of detained AJE reporter (and 2009 Nieman Fellow) Dorothy Parvaz have created @freedorothy. Please follow and RT 
In a time of unstable platforms, how does changing media change the message? Thoughts from MIT7 
What do you do if your emergency funds for covering breaking news run out? ABC News is about to find out 
The New York World returns as a digital news project from Columbia (and they’re hiring) 
The NY Times, AP and Getty Images are developing a tool to put the semantic web to use for newsrooms 
Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich advice for new journalists: “Think about NOT waiting your turn” 
Good morning! The first thing to know about’s “What’s Trending?” Don’t call it a web show