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@niemanlab archives: October 2011

Aptly timed, via @brainpicker: 10 essential cross-disciplinary books about protest 
“To appear on Techmeme, do this:” Tips from @gaberivera, via @mathewi 
Zeega taps the brainpower of visual artists, technologists, and journalists to tell multimedia stories 
HuffPo exec editor: “Our aim has been to merge the mobile experience and the desktop experience” 
Is the future of the paywall…the survey wall? 
.@Zeega’s web app aims to create interactive stories with drag-and-drop ease 
RT @zseward: Brilliant bookmarklet helps you figure out exactly whose copyrights that viral slideshow is violating 
How @HuffingtonPost is building the future of context, one update at a time 
YES: @medialab has webcast all of its “Networks Understanding Networks” sessions 
Testing new tools: How do you minimize “beta burnout”? 
The BBC debuts its new Media Centre site for press info 
It looks like Google’s experimenting with a new paywall-esque content roadblock for publishers 
The next 5-10 years of Facebook, Zuck says, will be about the apps that are built on top of it 
Filloux: “News website design is plagued by too many ads” 
Good morning! The Independent has launched its site redesign…and a pricey iPad app 
This Week in Review: Getting tablet news to pay, and WikiLeaks steps back to fight ‘blockade’ 
In 2006 Newspaper Next set out to save newspapers. Our report on what happened Part 1 Part 2 
This post won’t save journalism. (Sorry.) 
Heron: “I think my job will probably not exist in five years.” 
Moms, coupons and search: What happened in the Newspaper Next demonstration projects 
Google: We did not remove YouTube videos of police brutality 
Cyborg no more! The BBC moves to human-edited Twitter feeds 
The Guardian introduces @GuardianTagBot, a “Twitter-based search assistant” 
Have a popular Google Maps mashup? Prepare to pay 
The path of disruption: Did Newspaper Next succeed in transforming newspapers? 
The newsonomics of NYT’s Sunday gain and paid content 2.0 
The Guardian launches n0tice, an open community news platform 
Meet Scroll, a new tool that wants to de-templatize the news web 
As Occupy Wall Street evolves, news sites find it “a great opportunity for web journalism” 
Bringing a crowd to a records fight: The Columbia Missourian uses to raise money for data request 
Public radio talks dirty: An award-winning web/radio show pushes boundaries 
Aggregation and tips from neighbors drive’s new community news site 
Who’s got two thumbs and loves Patch? Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira 
“What’s killing newspapers isn’t the lack of new ideas, it’s people who obstruct the change that’s required to survive” 
Social media isn’t going away, but the job of social media editor might. 
Tools won’t save journalism. People will save journalism. 
Livestream has introduced a new service that will include real-time photos and text alongside video 
The challenge of Newspaper Next: How do you get newspapers to produce something other than the paper 
This week in review: Can Wikileaks fend off the “financial blockade” that threatens its livelihood? 
Swim goggles, the buddy system and other tips from Gizmodo if you find yourself covering an occupy protest 
You a journalist looking to learn coding? @Lisawilliams an updated guide and list of resources 
The future was moms, coupons and search ads. What happened to test projects from Newspaper Next? 
Why the social media editor job is a transitional one 
Valuable digital talent want a chance to change the world. Can news comapnies offer that? 
This Week in Review: People like news on tablets! Few people are paying for it. Should we be worried? 
Google and Yahoo may be joining Pulse, Flipboard and Zite in the social reading game next week 
One path to success for hyperlocal sites? Avoiding daily deals, publishers say 
Good morning! Survey says – no surprise – what readers want most in news & magazine apps is quality 
Cyborg no more! BBC moves to a human-edited Twitter feed 
Newspaper Next was supposed to be a “blueprint for transformation.” Then 2008 happened.