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Nieman Journalism Lab
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@niemanlab archives: May 2011

26
May
“Words like ‘local’ and ‘niche’ characterize Dallas-Fort Worth media the way keratin defines a Texas longhorn.” http://nie.mn/k3lHzy 
 
PSA: @NYMag is hiring a social-media manager http://nie.mn/kPrFTg 
 
How the media handled Sarah Palin’s 2009 “death panel” claims and why it matters http://nie.mn/jhZvXf 
 
TPM got a C&D notice from the New York Stock Exchange after running a wire photo of the trading floor http://nie.mn/jO61M9 
 
Reuters: Morgan Stanley will allow a test group of brokers to start tweeting next month http://nie.mn/j8mN6r 
 
#Longreads is getting more social http://nie.mn/lCqIym 
 
The Huffington Post launches HuffPost Canada http://nie.mn/loudr9 
 
Correx to previous tweet: It’s two Groupon *founders* who’ve invested in Benziga (thx, @FelixSalmon @LaurenGoode) http://nie.mn/lRZzZW 
 
In other Groupon news, the company has made a $1.5 million investment in Benzinga, a financial news site http://nie.mn/lRZzZW 
 
The Boston Globe is getting in on the Groupon competition http://nie.mn/lyFYa4 
 
Topolsky and Bankoff on Engadget, SB Nation, and the new tech site that’s bringing them together http://nie.mn/iPBvIE 
 
Good morning! The @FreeNYTimes feed appears to be shut http://t.co/8LUX4iP 
 
25
May
Metaphor and worldview: how spy researchers are studying our use of language http://nie.mn/jaze7B 
 
 
RT @MacDiva: If you’re doing innovative digital journalism, you should enter the Online Journalism Awards: http://j.mp/irp7nf #OJA2011 
 
RT @mediagazer: Glenn Beck Planning Web TV Channel GBTV, Tagline: ‘The Truth Lives Here’ (@alexweprin / TVNewser) http://j.mp/kTAHD2 
 
Many great innovators found success because they “asked better questions than everyone else” (via @marksluckie) http://nie.mn/j2CSPE 
 
@ericuman The range of access points: the full doc, the supporting doc, interviews, curated “further reading” links… http://nie.mn/iKRSz9 
 
The site for @FrontlinePBS‘ WikiSecrets doc is, among other things, a fantastic #futureofcontext case study http://nie.mn/ipaVza 
 
The Montreal Gazette launched its paywall today in the metered-model style of the NYT http://nie.mn/kFKilX 
 
Forbes: Facebook is launching a music-streaming service in partnership with Spotify http://nie.mn/jltW4j 
 
.@Tribdata adds 27 agencies to its gov salary database; it now has info for 660,000 public employees (via @jlab) http://nie.mn/iIRLSn 
 
Barnes and Noble CEO: B&N’s market share in the e-book space currently exceeds 25% http://nie.mn/lV28Vo 
 
The Daily is approaching 1 million downloads http://nie.mn/kQRHjI …but has subscription estimates in the 4-digits http://nie.mn/jalbHh 
 
Twitter: “We will continue to invest in the TweetDeck that users know and love.” http://nie.mn/lGGunA 
 
HBO has soft-launched HBO Connect, its experiment with giving viewers a “second screen” experience http://nie.mn/mzwIjd 
 
Sulzberger: Print subs are “an enormously stable base from which to continue to leverage our journalistic activities.” http://nie.mn/lqT6Oi 
 
RT @AntDeRosa: “I’m sorry but if you’re not aggregating, you’re going to die” – @emilybell #mesh11 
 
Hashtag of the day: #mesh11, the mesh ’11 conference in Toronto http://nie.mn/m7poW9 
 
“Although he died in a place of tremendous violence, ultimately he died at liberty and he died at peace.” http://nie.mn/iFhsbG 
 
In an age of shrinking newsrooms, Bloomberg now has 2,300 reporters in 72 countries http://nie.mn/kAhzqK 
 
.@DanGillmor on true curation versus “lazy linking” (via @sdavy) http://nie.mn/jfZSCQ 
 
Good morning! A New York Times article is tweeted every 4 seconds, Sulzberger says http://nie.mn/iO1Odg 
 
24
May
Marc Maron’s WTF moves from podcast to public radio program, with bleeping http://nie.mn/jvTQy8 
 
An FCC report says 26 million Americans lack broadband access; 1 in 3 Americans doesn’t subscribe http://nie.mn/lXwwgG 
 
RT @brianstelter: Spoiler alert: I’m about to tweet details of the last episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” 
 
Soon-to-be Duke grad @christine_hall really wants you to hire her http://nie.mn/mA6ihF via @simonowens 
 
An MIT startup records television and, simultaneously, the things being said about the programs and ads online http://nie.mn/kUyuuv 
 
Pardon his hokeyness, but John Horgan is upbeat about the future of science journalism http://nie.mn/lP55EW 
 
We would like to welcome the new class of 24 Nieman Fellows http://nie.mn/kAgJfY 
 
Congratulations to the Nieman Foundation’s Class of 2012! http://nie.mn/ipgnsr 
 
RT @nicknotned: Gawker Media’s weekly pageviews at 114m — back to level before redesign. http://bit.ly/kbftVM 
 
Inside the campaign to release Al-Jazeera English journalist Dorothy Parvaz (Nieman Fellow ’09) http://nie.mn/lFOr3a 
 
WTF? Marc Maron moves from podcast to program, “expanding the palette of public radio” http://nie.mn/jvTQy8 
 
It’s officially almost official: Twitter is reported to have acquired TweetDeck for $40 million http://nie.mn/jZLR58 
 
“Today’s e-book power buyer—someone who buys an e-book at least once a week—is a 44-year-old woman who loves romance” http://nie.mn/mCxfif 
 
Good morning! The NYT’s @lheron revealed the paper’s social-media policy: “Don’t be stupid.” http://nie.mn/mbKitX 
 
23
May
How the web is driving the evolution of sportswriting http://nie.mn/ifkin8 
 
.@CaliforniaWatch leader on the lawsuit leveled against it: “To this day, we can’t quite figure out why they sued us” http://nie.mn/mwFqwM 
 
.@NPR continues to push the limits of live remote broadcasting http://nie.mn/mQCOvL