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

@niemanlab archives: June 2011

30
Jun
RT @NiemanReports: If you’re interested in foreign news, you’d better put this @berkmancenter event in your calendar http://bit.ly/mNW6S1 
 
It’s been a year since Google News’ big redesign. How it’s currently thinking about news presentation: http://nie.mn/imIesk 
 
RT @lheron: White House will use @massrelevance & a team of curators to choose Qs for Twitter “town hall” http://nyti.ms/imIi6U 
 
PSA: Lots of positions open right now at Southern California Public Radio http://nie.mn/mHOWcd 
 
A “newsy” sweet spot between Twitter and Facebook: @jenny8lee‘s take on Google+ Sparks http://nie.mn/iAnxG4 
 
The Tiziano Project gets #NewsChallenge funding to bring professional tools to amateur journos http://nie.mn/kKWgod 
 
“It seems my dignity can be bought for the low, low price of $8″: @noreenmalone‘s week of Groupon http://nie.mn/ihLZ9X 
 
MT @whitehouse: 1st Twitter @townhall w/ Pres Obama at the WH on 7/6 @ 2ET. #AskObama Qs on the economy & jobs: http://askobama.twitter.com 
 
FrontlineSMS aims to connects people in places where the web is out of reach http://nie.mn/iBNmi2 
 
Today’s @NYTimes Room for Debate was organized by a reader. “More of that kind of thing to come,” says @andyrNYT. http://nie.mn/kGr03J 
 
RT @pfeiffer44: Big announcement coming today re POTUS and twitter. Watch @whitehouse for the announcement 
 
Guardian, Daily Mail, and BBC are planning a British (news) invasion http://nie.mn/m90Mou 
 
The correct link for @onthemedia‘s snazzy redesign: http://nie.mn/mC8MQZ 
 
Snazzy site redesign, @onthemedia! http://nie.mn/jANINp 
 
.@chucktodd: “Do I think The New York Times is more influential because of the Internet? Yes.” http://nie.mn/jmz4qq 
 
Can you crowdsource curiosity? @Apture‘s giving it a shot http://nie.mn/jgmgKz 
 
Good morning! Could Twitter have saved “Arrested Development”? http://nie.mn/kZpFmU 
 
29
Jun
Crowdsourced context! Very, very cool new feature from @Apture http://nie.mn/jgmgKz 
 
WESH-TV’s Casey Anthony coverage leads to one of the top paid news apps in the App Store http://nie.mn/j4tlo1 
 
Google’s now highlighting authors in its search returns. Why that’s a big deal: http://nie.mn/lMaouY 
 
The Register Citizen is inviting community members to participate in daily “online story meetings” http://nie.mn/lqjfw9 
 
MT @jonathanstray: The Johnny Cash project: Best Internet-enabled collaborative artwork I’ve yet seen. http://www.thejohnnycashproject.com/ 
 
.@AP has reached an agreement with the Korea Central News Agency to establish a news bureau in Pyongyang http://nie.mn/k1wWKP 
 
Canadian Press & New Zealand Press Association: A look at how the news co-op business model is changing http://nie.mn/kkTkFA 
 
The new way to rebut a story? Buy up a Promoted Tweet on Twitter http://nie.mn/kp3fmy 
 
How did Orlando’s WESH-TV get to the top of the paid news apps in the app store? Casey Anthony http://nie.mn/j4tlo1 
 
Seems @Biz is not all that happy about Twitter appearing to be buddies with the State Department http://nie.mn/iQrnbS 
 
The journalist is a swing dancer: Google now highlights authors in its search returns http://nie.mn/lMaouY 
 
When Jill Abramson takes over the NYT this fall, is holding onto staff her first priority? http://nie.mn/jqjfW9 
 
Canadian Press & New Zealand Press Association: A look at how the news co-op business model is changing http://nie.mn/kkTkFA 
 
Oprah’s book club is making the leap to digital in a new edition of the O Magazine iPad app http://nie.mn/lNI1cX 
 
If a league lockout happens NBA.com won’t be able to to show videos or photos of players http://nie.mn/jTs9ar 
 
Good morning! Village Voice staffers plan to continue to publish on Tumblr if they have to strike http://nie.mn/kE7OuM 
 
28
Jun
The pope tweeted. http://nie.mn/je26UD 
 
Chesapeake Energy fights bad PR by buying Promoted Tweets on Twitter http://nie.mn/kp3fmy 
 
An English professor laments Twitter’s effect on his students’ writing, a fusion of “slivers” http://nie.mn/iNlmkl 
 
From @brainpicker, 7 platforms changing the future of publishing http://nie.mn/kmcpgE 
 
Google’s + demo is interesting if for nothing else than the big, zoomable image http://nie.mn/iHeP9M 
 
Spending Stories, #NewsChallenge winner, wants to bring context to fiscal information http://nie.mn/kffdMg 
 
Blogger Ed Yong asks, “Am I a science journalist?” http://nie.mn/lIdaYR 
 
Our Kling profile: http://nie.mn/iyoaGM MT @andrewhaeg: APM CEO Bill Kling addresses the troops one last time http://twitpic.com/5i6mm0 
 
Google plans for “second phase of the display ad revolution” with a focus on mobile http://nie.mn/lfozwP 
 
The @knightfdn awards $200k to @ONA to develop business and technology partnerships http://nie.mn/l2A2om 
 
Amazon.com has launched an ad network, powered by your data http://nie.mn/kG7UXd 
 
#NewsChallenge winner Poderopedia is like Wikipedia + Klout for government http://nie.mn/lEsRSM 
 
Good morning! Americans have regained some confidence in newspapers, TV news, according to Gallup http://nie.mn/kOPbny 
 
27
Jun
This is a tweet about how best to use Twitter. #TfN #meta #yourewelcome http://nie.mn/muTgy9 
 
.@Mathewi to the media: “We are all brands now, so get used to it.” http://nie.mn/l6lN6j 
 
.@higherawesome wins a #NewsChallenge grant to promote community awesomeness http://nie.mn/kevxkj 
 
ScraperWiki is planning a British invasion (of data journalism) http://nie.mn/ijQGhk