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

@niemanlab archives: January 2012

31
Jan
“Self-promotion, rather than being a Twitter turn-off, can actually be an added value” http://t.co/LOH91BOw 
 
Good Weave: A new open source software that makes it easy to put together interactive data visualizations http://t.co/JNzrowIb 
 
Now that NBC is in the ebook business, how will its archive, talent and video production help it win? http://t.co/TYv5486o 
 
Of course there’s still time to apply for the Nieman/Berkman Center fellowship in journalism innovation http://t.co/pIxCWxXn 
 
Friendly reminder: Today is the last day for US journalists to apply for a Nieman Fellowship http://t.co/5ujrczLs 
 
One way Patch is trying to get good will in communities? Cutting prize checks to local school districts http://t.co/n4xgc780 
 
To make users more comfortable with Timeline, Facebook is offering a movie-making app to users http://t.co/KkHgdMsr 
 
With daily coverage from papers shrinking alt weeklies are picking up the slack online http://t.co/Q1ALeG0a 
 
The latest “Why’s this so good?” from @niemanstory: Sally Jenkins picks Kwame Brown http://t.co/stKCipC6 
 
How one reporter learned the business side of journalism and is sharing that knowledge http://t.co/JXrfIW7C 
 
Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo says “2012 is going to be the Twitter election” http://t.co/hm8p1bj4 
 
How a new open source software wants to make it easier for journalists and citizens to visualize data http://t.co/JNzrowIb 
 
Exiting AP CEO Tom Curley talks about changes in the news business to @romenesko http://t.co/dyvlmLJT 
 
A new app wants to make it easier for citizen journalists to shoot – and get paid for – video stories http://t.co/DBW93FE7 
 
Three of Demand Media’s founders are leaving the company http://t.co/ecHzrC5a 
 
30
Jan
Newly drafted social-media guidelines for public media: The rules are the same on and off the clock http://t.co/efUHjZCX 
 
Re: @dskok’s piece about journalism in 1923 (http://t.co/J9vCmdry), from @brainpicker: Yup, still broken http://t.co/eqiYCrZg 
 
The former editor of Cosmo has donated $30 million for media innovation at Columbia, Stanford http://t.co/6e6wt14y 
 
The winners have been named for Localore, an initiative to stimulate new kinds of storytelling in pub media http://t.co/ODT7vaSh 
 
The future of the book is the stream http://t.co/xHRTH6S9 
 
Today @Slate launched MySlate, which lets readers follow favorite authors and save articles for later reading http://t.co/bK00vZhI 
 
How designers made BostonGlobe.com “feel” like the Globe, with inspiration from gravestones and Glaser http://t.co/DiJUdSeE 
 
29
Jan
This Week in Review: Debating Google and evil, and a case study in breaking news accuracy http://t.co/SnfH407W 
 
David Skok: Aggregation is deep in journalism’s DNA http://t.co/J9vCmdry 
 
MinnPost ends 2011 in the black http://t.co/lY6vl3lL 
 
The newsonomics of global media imperative http://t.co/fE18n96u 
 
New Facebook data: Be topical, ask questions, and tell jokes to win audience http://t.co/pUlY944a 
 
Gina Chen: Breaking-news situations require a breaking-news approach http://t.co/pdpzVYgj 
 
28
Jan
The Public Insight Network, now swimming in data, launches its own reporting unit http://t.co/FQ7Rdkml 
 
The forgotten history of Access Atlanta, one of the early web’s most innovative newspapers http://t.co/5in7zkMd 
 
How Rick Perry helped America discover the Texas Tribune http://t.co/KTJuTMZ9 
 
A Post-mortem with Raju Narisetti: “I would have actually tried to move faster” http://t.co/Cyqqi8iV 
 
Meet Deep Dive, the New York Times’ experimental context engine and story explorer http://t.co/d3XEqthB 
 
How a tightly paywalled, social-media-ignoring, anti-copy-paste news site became a dominant force in Nova Scotia http://t.co/h4AZXKwp 
 
27
Jan
The week that was (evil/not evil/more social) for Google, and the JoePa fiasco http://t.co/SnfH407W 
 
With online traffic that beats Fox News and MSNBC, is CNN winning the battle of the cable nets? http://t.co/QGt9g9wW 
 
The Atlantic’s @JamesFallows annotated the State of the Union address, interactively http://t.co/PW18Cuf1 
 
RT @charlesapple: Cartoonist John Cole has the final word on those premature reports of Joe Paterno’s death. http://t.co/MDL8huD1 
 
This week in review: Debating Google and evil, and a case study in breaking-news accuracy http://t.co/SnfH407W 
 
Why @MinnPost values visits from Minnesotans more than total uniques http://t.co/lY6vl3lL 
 
The aggregators of today will be the original reporters of tomorrow — it’s how disruption happens. http://t.co/J9vCmdry 
 
Good morning! @jilliancyork says “withholding” tweets is censorship. “But alas, Twitter is not above the law.” http://t.co/tA4sWbZC 
 
26
Jan
Nonprofit @MinnPost had a good 2011, finishing in the black for a second consecutive year http://t.co/lY6vl3lL 
 
PSA RT @adrianholovaty: Come work with me. We’re hiring a second designer at @everyblock in Chicago. http://t.co/gLpRbIDC 
 
For media companies, what does it mean to be a “national businesses with stronger global intentions” http://t.co/fE18n96u 
 
In today’s collaboration news Pulse and Readability are teaming up http://t.co/Bt49nyJW 
 
PSA: Wired is looking for reporters, editors and web producers http://t.co/bpSco9hZ 
 
32,694 Likes, 2,525 comments, 4,268 shares: HuffPost’s stats from live coverage of SOTU on Facebook http://t.co/YMyZS5qg 
 
A British advertising group is accusing Groupon of actually peddling snake oil http://t.co/Q1CjLeQK 
 
This week in Newsonomics: Why media companies now have to think global first http://t.co/fE18n96u