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@niemanlab archives: February 2012

29
Feb
The story of the Three Little Pigs, were it to break today http://t.co/mPgp7vya 
 
What’s the most effective correction style for online news? Study suggests prompt, obvious, in-line http://t.co/zLCyumLz 
 
PSA: @paidContent & @gigaom are hiring a reporter to cover media and advertising in New York http://t.co/UarLvRL9 #jobs 
 
“Facebook’s big idea … is that marketers should create ‘content’ that will double as an ad.” http://t.co/FzPP7NOn 
 
La Bougie du Sapeur, a quadrennial French newspaper, far outsells the dailies http://t.co/npDKBYTB #leapdaymiracle 
 
RT @mingyeow: What the heck happened to Friendster? http://t.co/Ibq90Sry Amazing how things change. :/ 
 
ICYMI: @HacksHackers has a new jobs newsletter http://t.co/uumWiGKU #jobs 
 
Small papers in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri report early success with paywalls http://t.co/RxbkXSNX via @SmartBrief 
 
Google once considered issuing its own currency, before realizing it was mostly illegal http://t.co/IxoE7foq 
 
Five promising projects seen at #nicar12, the annual data-journalism conference http://t.co/LVKbJ5mF 
 
The @nytimes upgraded to Facebook Timeline… with content going all the way back to 1851 http://t.co/2hiO2tBR #wow 
 
Good morning! Facebook has unveiled new brand pages; the switch happens in a month http://t.co/8QQz9MOH via @aschweig 
 
28
Feb
Twitter says promoted tweets and promoted accounts are heading to their mobile apps http://t.co/AmeuPzVo 
 
The Lab needs you! We’re hiring two (paid) interns for this summer! Applications due Friday http://t.co/tVtg1XAX 
 
What regional papers lackluster record with paywalls means for Gannett’s new digital plan http://t.co/nnAqHc9x 
 
PSA: The New York World is looking for a deputy editor http://t.co/NrIPazjY 
 
With new talent from The Atlantic and The Boston Globe Miller-McCune wants to go mainstream http://t.co/KRuTuYsU 
 
Why the revamped Knight News Challenge is looking for builders and pragmatists. Also, chihuahua lovers http://t.co/qkHLO2LZ 
 
PSA: Knight News Challenge winner Poderopedia is looking for a developer to work in Chile for a year http://t.co/VUFrn2Xh 
 
Congratulations to @TheAtavist on being a National Magazine Award digital finalist http://t.co/IgCgJtHx 
 
With Gannett’s digital subscription plans are we crossing a saturation point for paywalls? http://t.co/nnAqHc9x 
 
New survey from TV Guide says social media does indeed increase TV viewership http://t.co/YObvx1Kn #spoilers 
 
The New York Times has launched a new Tumblr for their archive photos called “The Lively Morgue” http://t.co/abgI8buh 
 
Friendly reminder: @ONA has extended the deadline to pitch session ideas for #ONA12 in San Francisco http://t.co/9Lad7oxB 
 
Look out, Atlantic: Miller-McCune branches out beyond its wonky base, relaunching as Pacific Standard http://t.co/KRuTuYsU 
 
The latest “Why’s this so good?” from @niemanstory: the terrors of Newark — http://t.co/0FvC06y0 
 
How analytics company JumpTime calculates the value of publishers content in real-time http://t.co/OTkASZIj 
 
AJ Daulerio talks about balancing high-traffic blogging and “magazine-y” stories on Gawker http://t.co/rgPWiEHd 
 
How WIRED wrote a story about GitHub and published it…on GitHub http://t.co/ZsBWFfIa 
 
Good morning! Is Google+ a “virtual ghost town?” comScore suggests people sign up and do nothing http://t.co/b8cdz2W1 
 
27
Feb
Hacker Monthly is a (success) story about the value of curation, community, and, for some, print http://t.co/BvyPBhPC 
 
The revamped Knight News Challenge is now open: A call for builders and pragmatists http://t.co/qkHLO2LZ 
 
Video, highlights of @khanfarw’s M.I.T. talk about Al Jazeera, social media, and the Arab Spring http://t.co/OvjFtXyc 
 
Couldn’t say it better ourselves: Apply today for Nieman Journalism Lab’s paid summer internship http://t.co/S7TSOhAn (thx @elanazak!) 
 
“What will upend journalism next?” Responses to this month’s #jcarn prompt http://t.co/ozu5nExH 
 
We’re extending a warm welcome to Collaboration Central, a new site from @PBSMediaShift http://t.co/qxlk9Wcw 
 
The Providence Journal launches a paywall tomorrow with 10 subscription tiers http://t.co/cN0lbNnN 
 
The (pay)Wall Street Journal is withholding some stories from Google’s “First Click Free” program http://t.co/nDpSEnzA 
 
Applications are now open for the revamped Knight News Challenge: http://t.co/5DL1Fspq Also, @michaelmaness with a chihuahua. 
 
Online goes offline: Hacker Monthly is the best of @newsycombinator, printed, and it’s turning a profit http://t.co/BvyPBhPC 
 
“Advertising is now the minority of FT revenue, with content sales 58%. And digital is now 47% of revenue.” http://t.co/QdAeCUYu 
 
The verdict is in from @jayrosen_nyu on NPR’s new ethics policy: “Bravo.” http://t.co/1W6d0giU 
 
New, essential reading on the age-old linking debate: @felixsalmon http://t.co/Eomr6FlA and @stevebuttry http://t.co/OyAwk1Qi 
 
A look inside Al Jazeera and the Arab media with @khanfarw, its former leader http://t.co/OvjFtXyc 
 
The @washingtonpost is stepping into paid content with a new iPad app for politics http://t.co/qNtwa4Wh 
 
Good morning! For its latest dump, WikiLeaks collaborated with a new partner: Anonymous http://t.co/gGlIjXHN 
 
26
Feb
This Week in Review: A nonprofit news dead-end in Chicago, and political meddling in Philly http://t.co/2lbOy0Ed 
 
Tea Leaf Nation: A look at China through a social media lens http://t.co/yGqYaR3F 
 
The newsonomics of hyperlocal’s next round: Patch, Digital First, and more http://t.co/0PvVgyF4 
 
A partnership too valuable to give up: Why The Miami Herald and WLRN are sticking together http://t.co/2QixAPgr