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@niemanlab archives: May 2011

23
May
PSA, everyone: @motherjones has two jobs open, research editor http://mojo.ly/kmQHe0 and copy editor http://mojo.ly/lYAVd6 
 
Today’s most popular stories on Twitter http://nie.mn/muHVA0 
 
RT @NiemanReports: What’s in the Berkman Center’s media cloud? http://bit.ly/4WvdwL 
 
RT @brainpicker: Trailer for PBS Frontline’s WikiSecrets, the promising new docu-segment on Wikileaks and Assange http://j.mp/iJzILC 
 
“Traditional values, extraordinary deals”: Glenn Beck is the latest entrant in the Groupon game http://nie.mn/jP50CW 
 
How sportswriting is taking over the web http://nie.mn/ifkin8 
 
Foursquare’s reportedly in talks to integrate Groupon Now notifications (via @BenLaMothe) http://nie.mn/iFt7yZ 
 
Fascinating (esp. for news producers): new research on why food labeled “healthy” seems unsatisfying http://nie.mn/jJ9jv1 
 
The Musalman: “probably the last handwritten newspaper in the world” (via @kleinmatic) http://nie.mn/kbfYNe 
 
Reporting live from the scene of breaking news…on an iPhone http://nie.mn/mQCOvL 
 
RT @nytimes This week, @LHeron & @LexiNYT will be tweeting from this account. What do you want to see from us? 
 
Google ad exec: TV/web convergence could set the stage for an explosion in online display advertising http://nie.mn/kERqNa 
 
Pro-collaboration, anti-inertia: Meet the new “open scientists” http://nie.mn/lMuVoQ 
 
Nice-looking redesign, @allthingsd! http://nie.mn/kULOF6 
 
Good morning! On the Nook Color, women’s mag sales rival—and in some cases surpass—sales on the iPad http://nie.mn/lhgMlH 
 
22
May
This week in review: So, um, does Twitter make you stupid? http://nie.mn/mQDUeQ 
 
The newsonomics of the missing link http://nie.mn/jPAGhV 
 
The Conversation, the startup Australian news site, wants to bring academic expertise to breaking news http://nie.mn/mdsN0g 
 
If you missed it: We launched Encyclo, our encyclopedia of the future of news, and want your help improving http://nie.mn/jwCBTh 
 
How Conor Friedersdorf created a magazine-club experience through his “Best of Journalism” list http://nie.mn/kMs3g2 
 
21
May
How our bits shape us: James Gleick’s “The Information” http://nie.mn/mrnVdp 
 
Columbia’s J-school will launch The New York World, its accountability-focused news site, this summer http://nie.mn/mzQ6U3 
 
Moneyball and paywalls: Lessons on paid content from smaller papers http://nie.mn/jPQN99 
 
20
May
MT @brainpicker: Where Are The Jobs? Annotated heat map of (un)employment http://nie.mn/kgvriK (PDF) 
 
Ebooks may be a way to revive out-of-print tree-books http://nie.mn/iBV5B0 
 
Internet TV appears to be eating away at cable TV’s market share http://nie.mn/iCcW7W 
 
The creator of Publish2 says he knows how to make it easy for newspapers to link out http://nie.mn/knGns9 
 
Amy Ellis Nutt on writing a Pulitzer-winning story: tell “readers something they don’t know” http://nie.mn/iMVwqT (via @niemanstory
 
Farmer and ag writer Tom Philpott is joining @MotherJones to launch a blog on the politics of food http://nie.mn/ky95cb 
 
An eye-tracking study finds paper beats iPad at keeping a reader’s attention, but “gaze patterns” are identical http://nie.mn/j6ZpFj 
 
Midday diversion: Stephen Colbert “thanks” Facebook for adding brand-name tagging to photos (2:10 mark) http://nie.mn/lLS6bI 
 
What is journalism worth paying for? “Free carries a price” http://nie.mn/mCKFaZ 
 
NPR’s proposal to raise station fees for digital services is “a new virtual variety of sticker shock” http://nie.mn/m8II6P 
 
This week in review: What Twitter does to us, Google News gets more local, and making links routine http://nie.mn/mQDUeQ 
 
TMZ’s chief is criticizing “traditional media” CNN over a key detail in its Schwarzenegger coverage http://nie.mn/kxJXAs 
 
Google is abandoning its attempt to scan and archive all the world’s newspapers http://nie.mn/j5wMZ4 
 
HuffPost broke a big story, but the press didn’t seem to notice http://nie.mn/j8Ib7R 
 
The White House says the decision to keep the Boston Herald out of a local press pool was a matter of fairness http://nie.mn/mvCWOJ 
 
19
May
The Atlantic Wire may continue its experiment editing out in the open http://nie.mn/kuARvp #HowTheBlogSausageisMade 
 
How should you verify user generated content? Here’s how the BBC does it http://nie.mn/jrWrUn 
 
“They no longer have to store 57 years — 682 issues — of Playboy under their mattress” http://nie.mn/mAYE8D 
 
Academic rigour, journalistic flair: Why The Conversation uses academics to break news http://nie.mn/mdsN0g 
 
How’s this for an interactive graphic: Slate’s guide to Gen. David Petraeus’ medals, ribbons and stars http://nie.mn/jIs5pd 
 
Developers jump on this: USA Today has released a Census API http://nie.mn/kZin08 
 
Duke University’s Reporter Lab is looking for a developer to create tools for investigative journalism http://nie.mn/k2qaWD 
 
With apps like Flipboard and Zite should publishers worry about audience and advertiser loyalty? http://nie.mn/lqRNUi 
 
The FCC is planning a chat with Google, Apple and others over location tracking on smartphones http://nie.mn/mtRb9x 
 
Newsonomics: How the tablet is the missing link between engagement, revenue and circulation http://nie.mn/jPAGhV 
 
How an Australian news site wants to bring academic perspectives into breaking news http://nie.mn/mdsN0g 
 
PSA: The Atlantic is looking for an editor to lead a new site and work with Richard Florida http://nie.mn/ikILi5